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MBK | Trio of Seniors Named on All-Conference Teams

Feb. 27, 2018

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — No. 22/20 Saint Mary’s (27-4, 16-2 WCC) tied the program record for most league wins in a single season, set a program record 19-game win streak and placed three players on the All-WCC honors highlighted by senior Jock Landale being named West Coast Conference Player of the Year, it was announced today.

All four individual awards – along with the All-West Coast Conference Teams and the All-Freshman Team – were voted on by the league’s 10 head coaches.

After leading the conference in points (21.5), rebounds (10.2), field-goal percentage (64.2), defensive rebounds (7.5) and double-doubles (17), Landale becomes the seventh Gael in program history to earn conference Player of the Year honors. LaRoy Doss (1959), Tom Meschery (1961), Steve Gray (1962 & 1963), Eric Schrader (1999), Mickey McConnell (2011) and Matthew Dellavedova (2012) are the other Gaels to earn the accolade.

Following his Associated Press All-American junior season, Landale has taken his senior campaign to another level as he is the active leader in the NCAA for field-goals made (262). The big man continues to be in the bidding for prestigious college basketball awards - John Wooden, Citizen Naismith Trophy, Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar award.

Now the program’s all-time leader in assists, senior guard Emmett Naar collects his second First Team honor of his career. The floor general has earned all conference honors in each of the past three seasons (First Team in 2015-16, Honorable Mention in 2016-17) and is one of 17 Gaels to have earned First Team honors twice in their career.

Naar led the conference in assists per game (8.1) and is currently second in the country in total assists (252). The senior recorded 10 double-digit assists games this season and is now second in all-time assists in WCC history behind San Francisco legend Orlando Smart (904).

Fellow senior Calvin Hermanson was honored on the Second Team as he again leads the Gaels in three-point shooting. The sharpshooter is third in school history with 236 career treys, and needs just three more to move into second all-time. Hermanson finished the regular season second in the conference for three point field-goal percentage (43.7). This season marks the second consecutive year Hermanson is honored on the All-WCC squad as he was named a First Team honoree in 2016-17.

Saint Mary’s opens the WCC Championships on Saturday, March 3 at 9 p.m PT. The Gaels will face the winner between No. 7 Santa Clara and No. 10 Pepperdine on ESPN2.


 

 

2017-18 All-WCC Men’s Basketball Major Individual Honors

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 Jr., Gonzaga

 

2017-18 All-WCC Men’s Basketball First Team

Name

Yr.

Pos.

School

Elijah Bryant

Jr.

G

BYU

Yoeli Childs

So.

F

BYU

KJ Feagin

Jr.

G

Santa Clara

Frankie Ferrari

Jr.

G

San Francisco

Rui Hachimura

So.

F

Gonzaga

Jock Landale

Sr.

C

Saint Mary’s

Emmett Naar

Sr.

G

Saint Mary’s

Josh Perkins

Jr.

G

Gonzaga

Isaiah Pineiro

Jr.

F

San Diego

Johnathan Williams

Sr.

F

Gonzaga

 

2017-18 All-WCC Men’s Basketball Second Team

Name

Yr.

Pos.

School

James Batemon

Jr.

G

Loyola Marymount

Calvin Hermanson

Sr.

F

Saint Mary’s

Killian Tillie

So.

F

Gonzaga

Jahlil Tripp

So.

G/F

Pacific

Isaiah Wright

Jr.

G

San Diego

 

2017-18 All-WCC Men’s Basketball Freshman Team

Name

Pos.

School

Souley Boum

G

San Francisco

Zach Norvell Jr.

G

Gonzaga

Colbey Ross

G

Pepperdine

Eli Scott

F

Loyola Marymount

Marcus Shaver

G

Portland

 

2017-18 WCC Men’s Basketball Honorable Mention Selections

Olin Carter III, San Diego; Roberto Gallinat, Pacific; TJ Haws, BYU; Silas Melson, Gonzaga; Zach Norvell Jr., Gonzaga; Miles Reynolds, Pacific; Colbey Ross, Pepperdine; Marcus Shaver, Portland

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