The University of Washington’s C.J. Wilcox made second-team All-Pac-12 in a vote of conference coaches. The announcement Monday precedes by two days the UW’s matchup with cross-state rival Washington State in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament (Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.).
As expected, California junior guard Alan Crabbe, the league’s leading scorer (18.6 ppg), was selected the 2012-13 Player of the Year. Arizona State guard Jahii Carson and UCLA guard Shabazz Muhammad shared the Freshman of the Year award; Colorado junior forward André Roberson was named the Defensive Player of the Year, Stanford junior forward Dwight Powell the Most Improved Player and Dana Altman of Oregon the John Wooden Coach of the Year.
This is the first all-conference team since 2003 that did not have a Washington player on the first team.
Wilcox, selected honorable mention in 2012 as a sophomore and was a member of the 2011 all-freshman team, led Washington in scoring, minutes played and 3-point makes. The junior finished second in blocks and third in assists.
Wilcox’s 16.8 points per game ranked sixth in the Pac-12 and his 2.1 3-point makes per game was third. The Pleasant Grove, UT., native also ranked seventh in the conference, averaging 34.7 minutes per game, 12th with 1.1 blocks and 8th in free throw percentage (.804).
Wilcox also made his mark in UW single-season history. He scored 20 or more points 13 times – tying for ninth.
On the Huskies’ career lists, Wilcox ranks third all-time with 202 3-pointers made and is 24th all-time in scoring with 1,243 points.
Wilcox is the 16th Husky to earn first- or second-team all-conference honors during Lorenzo Romar’s 11 years as Washington’s head coach.