The awards were announced today and you can see all of them here.
Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Isaiah Thomas are two players representing UW in the First Team All PAC-10 team. Matthew Bryan-Amaning also was voted in as the most improved player in the conference.
This is an honor for Bryan-Amaning as he has had some rough times over the years in a purple jersey. He really has come on this year as an offensive presence and many are talking about how he could be an NBA draft pick. He still has a lot of work to do if he wants to take his game to the next level because he stills tends to struggle on offense and in rebounding but shows promising signs of brillance.
Isaiah Thomas had a shot at being the PAC-10 player of the year but due to recent struggles, voting went the way of Derrick Williams who has been a solid player the whole season for Arizona.
CJ Wilcox was voted in to the All Freshman PAC-10 Team, with Terrence Ross receiving an honorable mention. A month ago CJ Wilcox would probably not have had this honor, possibly even a week ago. The big second half he had at UCLA where Wilcox scored 24 points put him over the honorable mention category and propelled him to be part of the freshman PAC-10 team.
Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Justin Holiday both received honorable mentions in the All Defensive PAC-10 Team. The only shock about this is that Venoy Overton wasn’t even mentioned in the defensive discussion.
Now that the awards are passed out it is time to look forward:
The Huskies are headed to the PAC-10 Tournament and looking to be able to regain some momentum and lift themselves into the NCAA Tournament if necessary. The first PAC-10 tournament game is Wednesday and UW plays on Thursday at 8:30pm on FSN.