Bryant, Childs and Haws earn All-WCC honors
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference announced its 2017-18 awards today and Elijah Bryant, Yoeli Childs and TJ Haws earned accolades. The All-WCC teams and award winners are voted on by the league’s 10 head coaches and are based on league games only.
Bryant and Childs were named to the 2018 All-WCC First Team while Haws earned All-WCC Honorable Mention. BYU has placed two players on the All-WCC First Team each year since joining the league for the 2011-12 season.
In league play, Bryant averaged 18.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals. The junior guard was first on the team in scoring, second in rebounding and steals and third in assists. In the WCC, the Gwinnett, Georgia, native was second in scoring and free-throw percentage, tied for second in 3-point field goals made and tied for fifth in rebounding.
During the 18-game league slate, Bryant scored in double figures in all but one game, eclipsed 20 points seven times and had three double-doubles.
Childs, who earned All-WCC Freshman Team recognition last season, turned in averages of 17.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 blocks. He was first on the team in rebounds and blocks and second in points and assists while also shooting a team-best 56.3 percent from the field. In the WCC, the sophomore forward was second in rebounds, third in scoring, and blocked shots and sixth in field goal percentage.
From South Jordan, Utah, Childs scored in double figures in all but one game, had seven 20-point games and posted nine double-doubles, second in the WCC.
Haws, an All-WCC and Freshman Team selection last season, averaged 11.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and a team-best 4.3 assists during the WCC schedule. He also led the Cougars with 1.5 steals per contest. In league play, Haws was second in steals, fifth in assist/turnover ratio and ninth in assists.
The Alpine, Utah, native scored in double figures 10 times during WCC play, had 20-plus points three times and posted five-plus assists seven times.
See the complete All-WCC announcement on WCCsports.com.
|Player of the Year||Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s|
|Coach of the Year||Mark Few, Gonzaga|
|Defensive Player of the Year||Namdi Okonkwo, Pacific|
|Newcomer of the Year||Zach Norvell, Gonzaga|
|KJ Feagin||Jr.||G||Santa Clara|
|Frankie Ferrari||Jr.||G||San Francisco|
|Jock Landale||Sr.||C||Saint Mary’s|
|Emmett Naar||Sr.||G||Saint Mary’s|
|Isaiah Pineiro||Jr.||F||San Diego|
|James Batemon||Jr.||G||Loyola Marymount|
|Calvin Hermanson||Sr.||F||Saint Mary’s|
|Isaiah Wright||Jr.||G||San Diego|
|Souley Boum||G||San Francisco|
|Eli Scott||F||Loyola Marymount|
Olin Carter III, San Diego; Roberto Gallinat, Pacific; TJ Haws, BYU; Silas Melson, Gonzaga; Zach Norvell, Gonzaga; Miles Reynolds, Pacific; Colbey Ross, Pepperdine; Marcus Shaver, Portland