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WAC Announces 2005-06 Men's Basketball Postseason Award Winners

DENVER ?“ The Western Athletic Conference men?™s basketball postseason award winners as selected by the league?™s nine head coaches were announced today.

The first team is led by Nevada junior forward Nick Fazekas who was also voted the WAC?™s Player of the Year for the second straight season. In 16 conference games, Fazekas averaged a WAC-best 23.0 points per game and was second in rebounding with 11.6 per contest. It is the third year in a row that Nevada has had the Player of the Year as Kirk Snyder won the award in 2003-04. Hawai'i?™s Julian Sensley, Louisiana Tech?™s Paul Millsap, New Mexico State?™s Tyrone Nelson and Utah State?™s Nate Harris were also first team selections. Fazekas and Millsap were also first-team selections last season while Millsap was the 2003-04 WAC Freshman of the Year.

The All-WAC second-teamers this year were Coby Karl, Boise State; Ja?™Vance Coleman, Fresno State; Quinton Hosley, Fresno State; Elijah Ingram, New Mexico State; and Jaycee Carroll, Utah State.

Hawai'i guard Dominic Waters was named the WAC?™s Freshman of the Year. In 14 conference games, Waters averaged 3.5 points per contest and was 10-of-18 from three-point range (.556). Nevada head coach Mark Fox was named the Don Haskins Coach of the Year for the second straight season. The second-year coach led the Wolf Pack to the WAC?™s third consecutive regular season title with a 13-3 record. Nevada is 24-5 overall, its third straight year with 20 or more wins.

The 2006 WAC Basketball Tournament is this week at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada. The men?™s teams will compete March 9-11, with the women?™s competition March 7-8 and 10-11. SportsWest and ESPN Full Court will carry the men?™s quarterfinal and semifinal games while ESPN2 will show the men?™s championship game on Saturday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. (PT).

The complete all-WAC teams follow.

2006 WAC Men?™s Basketball Postseason Award Winners

All-Conference
First Team
Julian Sensley, Hawai'i, F, 6-9, 235, Sr., Kailua, Oahu (Los Angeles CC)
Paul Millsap, Louisiana Tech, F, 6-8, 245, Jr., Grambling, La. (Grambling HS)
Nick Fazekas, Nevada, F, 6-11, 230, Jr., Arvada, Colo. (Ralston Valley HS)
Tyrone Nelson, New Mexico State, F, 6-9, 210, So., Hampstead, Texas (Prairie View A&M)
Nate Harris, Utah State, F, 6-7, 225, Sr., Smithfield, Utah (Sky View HS)

Second Team
Coby Karl, Boise State, G, 6-4, 205, Jr., Mequon, Wisc. (Homestead HS)
Ja?™Vance Coleman, Fresno State, G, 6-3, 215, Jr., Fresno, Calif. (College of the Sequoias)
Quinton Hosley, Fresno State, F, 6-6, 210, Jr., Harlem, N.Y. (Lamar CC)
Elijah Ingram, New Mexico State, G, 5-11, 190, Jr., East Orange, N.J. (St. John?™s)
Jaycee Carroll, Utah State, G, 6-2, 175, So., Evanston, Wyo. (Evanston HS)

Player of the Year: Nick Fazekas, Nevada
Freshman of the Year: Dominic Waters, Hawai'i, G, 6-1, 160, Portland, Ore. (Grant HS)
Don Haskins Coach of the Year: Mark Fox, Nevada

All-Newcomer Team
Quinton Hosley, Fresno State, F, 6-6, 210, Jr., Harlem, N.Y. (Lamar CC)
Ahmet Gueye, Hawai'i, F, 6-8, 220, Jr., Dakar, Senegal (Salt Lake CC)
Matt Lojeski, Hawai'i, G, 6-5, 190, Jr., Racine, Wisc. (East Wyoming College)
Elijah Ingram, New Mexico State, G, 5-11, 190, Jr., East Orange, N.J. (St. John?™s)
Tyrone Nelson, New Mexico State, F, 6-9, 210, So., Hampstead, Texas (Prairie View A&M)

All-Defensive Team
Ahmet Gueye, Hawai'i, F, 6-8, 220, Jr., Dakar, Senegal (Salt Lake CC)
Tanoris Shepard, Idaho, G, 5-11, 176, Sr., Saginaw, Mich. (Saginaw HS)
Daevon Haskins, Louisiana Tech, G, 6-3, 170, Sr., Balitimore, Md. (South Plains JC)
Paul Millsap, Louisiana Tech, F, 6-8, 245, Jr., Grambling, La. (Grambling HS)
Mo Charlo, Nevada, F, 6-7, 210, Sr., Eureka, Calif. (Diablo Valley College)

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WAC
Overall
Utah Valley
13-3
20-12
New Mexico State
12-4
26-10
Grand Canyon
10-6
15-15
Chicago State
8-8
13-19
Idaho
7-9
16-18
Kansas City
7-9
10-20
Seattle U
5-11
13-17
Bakersfield
5-11
13-19
Texas-Pan American
5-11
9-23
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