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WAC Men's Basketball Postseason Honors Announced

DENVER - The 2014-15 All-WAC teams have been named, following a vote of the WAC's eight head coaches. Missouri-Kansas City's Martez Harrison headlines the awards, earning WAC Player of the Year honors, while New Mexico State's Pascal Siakam was named WAC Freshman of the Year and New Mexico State's Marvin Menzies earned Don Haskins WAC Coach of the Year honors.

In WAC play, Harrison led the conference in scoring (17.5), ranked fourth in steals (1.57), fifth in assist-turnover ratio (1.85), sixth in assists (3.57) and ninth in three-pointers per game (1.64). He scored in double digits in all but one WAC contest and had 20 or more points in five of his 14 WAC games. He was also named WAC Player of the Week on Nov. 17. Only a sophomore, Harrison is the first player in UMKC history to be named Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year in his career.

Siakam earned WAC Freshman of the Year honors after scoring in double figures in 12 of 14 WAC games with four double-doubles. In conference games only, he led the WAC in rebounding (8.4) and field goal percentage (61.5), ranked second in blocks (1.57), fifth in free throw percentage (82.3), sixth in scoring (13.9) and seventh in minutes per game (34.5). He was twice named WAC Player of the Week on the season.

Menzies was named WAC Coach of the Year after leading the Aggies to their first-ever outright WAC regular-season title with a 13-1 league record. New Mexico State posted a 14.2 scoring margin in WAC games and ranks in the Top 50 nationally in seven statistical categories.

Four different schools are represented on the first team. Joining Harrison and Siakam are Bakersfield's Aly Ahmed, New Mexico State's Daniel Mullings and Seattle U's Isiah Umipig.

The All-WAC second teamers are Remi Barry and Tshilidzi Nephawe of New Mexico State, Seattle U's Jarell Flora, Janari Joesaar of Texas-Pan American and Grand Canyon's DeWayne Russell.

The All-Defensive Team is made up of Mullings, Siakam, Grand Canyon's Jerome Garrison, UTPA's Dan Kimasa and Bakersfield's Kevin Mays.

The All-Newcomer Team consists of Joesaar, Russell, Siakam, Joshua Braun of Grand Canyon and UMKC's Reese Holliday.

The complete WAC teams and additional honors follow.

First Team All-WAC
Aly Ahmed Bakersfield Jr. C 6-9
Martez Harrison Missouri-Kansas City So. G 5-11
Daniel Mullings New Mexico State Sr. G 6-2
Pascal Siakam New Mexico State Fr. F 6-9
Isiah Umipig Seattle U Sr. G 6-0

Second Team All-WAC
Remi Barry New Mexico State Sr. F 6-8
Jarell Flora Seattle U Sr. G 6-3
Janari Joesaar Texas-Pan American So. F 6-6
Tshilidzi Nephawe New Mexico State Sr. C 6-10
DeWayne Russell Grand Canyon Jr. G 5-11

All-Defensive Team
Jerome Garrison Grand Canyon Sr. G 6-3
Dan Kimasa Texas-Pan American Fr. F 6-9
Kevin Mays Bakersfield Jr. F 6-4
Daniel Mullings New Mexico State Sr. G 6-2
Pascal Siakam New Mexico State Fr. F 6-9

All-Newcomer Team
Josh Braun Grand Canyon Fr. G 6-4
Reese Holliday Missouri-Kansas City Sr. F 6-4
Janari Joesaar Texas-Pan American So. F 6-6
DeWayne Russell Grand Canyon Jr. G 5-11
Pascal Siakam New Mexico State Fr. F 6-9

Player of the Year: Martez Harrison, Missouri-Kansas City
Freshman of the Year: Pascal Siakam, New Mexico State
Don Haskins Coach of the Year: Marvin Menzies, New Mexico State
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