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Two Zags make All-WCC First team, Tyler Haws wins Player of the Year

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Sam Dower and Kevin Pangos honored on the All-WCC team.

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Sam Dower and Kevin Pangos were announced to the 2013-14 All-WCC Men's Basketball Team on Monday.

BYU guard Tyler Haws took home the Player of the Year award in one of the smallest surprises of the season. Haws is the leading scorer in the conference and currently ranked sixth in the nation at 23.4 points per game. He is the first Cougar to win the award since BYU transferred into the conference three years ago.

Senior Pepperdine forward Brendan Lane won the Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first Pepperdine player since Cedric Suitt won the award in 2001-02. Freshman forward Jared Brownridge from Santa Clara won the Newcomer of the Year award.

San Francisco coach Rex Walters was named the Coach of the Year. San Francisco has done well this year, having its best season since 1981-82, but the choice is still a bit interesting considering the controversy that has swirled around the program this year.

Of the 10 members voted to the All-WCC first team, eight appeared on the preseason squad. LMU's Anthony Ireland and Pangos each made their third consecutive appearance on the award.

All-WCC first team

player year position school
Kyle Collinsworth So G BYU
Stacy Davis So F Pepperdine
Johnny Dee Jr G

San Diego

Cole Dickerson Sr F San Francisco
Sam Dower Gr F Gonzaga
Tyler Haws Jr G BYU
Stephen Holt Sr G Saint Mary's
Anthony Ireland Sr G LMU
Kevin Pangos Jr G Gonzaga
Brad Waldow Jr C Saint Mary's

All-WCC Honorable Mention

Jared Brownridge Fr G Santa Clara
Matt Carlino Jr G BYU
Brandon Clark Jr G Santa Clara
Tony Gill Sr F Pacific
Avry Holmes So G San Francisco
Przemek Karnowski So C Gonzaga
Brendan Lane Sr F Pepperdine
Ryan Nicholas Sr F Portland
Kruize Pinkins Jr F San Francisco
Thomas van der Mars Jr C Portland

All WCC Freshman Team

Jared Brownridge Santa Clara
Gabe Levin Loyola Marymount
Jeremy Major Pepperdine
Eric Mika BYU
Evan Payne Loyola Marymount