CSU men’s basketball players highlight All-Mountain West selections

Emmett McCarthy

The Mountain West has announced its 2014-2015 men’s basketball all-conference teams.

Colorado State was well-represented in the coaches voting. Senior forward J.J. Avila was named first-team All-Mountain West after averaging 18.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game while shooting 56.5 percent from the field in conference play.

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Senior guard Daniel Bejarano (11 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in MW play) was named to the second team, and senior forward Stanton Kidd (10.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists per game in MW play) received honorable mention honors.

Sophomore guard John Gillon earned MW Sixth Man of the Year honors. He averaged 8.1 points and 3.9 assists per game in MW play while coming off the bench in all 18 games.

There was no real surprise as Boise State guard Derrick Marks was named the MW Player of the Year. It was a good year all around for the Broncos as sophomore forward James Webb III was named MW Newcomer of the Year and head coach Leon Rice was named MW Coach of the Year.

MW Freshman of the Year was awarded to UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn. San Diego State junior forward Skylar Spencer and Wyoming senior forward Larry Nance Jr. took home MW Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors.

First Team All-Mountain West

Derrick Marks Sr. G/F Boise State
J.J. Avila Sr. F Colorado State
Marvelle Harris Jr. G Fresno State
JJ O’Brien Sr. F San Diego State
Larry Nance Jr. Sr. F Wyoming

Second Team All-Mountain West

James Webb III So. F Boise State
Daniel Bejarano Sr. G Colorado State
Winston Shepard Jr. F San Diego State
Christian Wood So. F UNLV
Jalen Moore So. G/F Utah State

Third Team All-Mountain West

AJ West Jr. F Nevada
Hugh Greenwood Sr. G New Mexico
Aqeel Quinn Sr. G San Diego State
David Collette Fr. F Utah State
Josh Adams Jr. G Wyoming

Honorable Mention All-Mountain West

Marek Olesinski Sr. F Air Force
Stanton Kidd Sr. F Colorado State
Rashad Vaughn Fr. G UNLV
Chris Smith Jr. G Utah State

All-Defensive Team

James Webb III So. F Boise State
Marvelle Harris Jr. G Fresno State
JJ O’Brien Sr. F San Diego State
Skylar Spencer Jr. F San Diego State
Goodluck Okonoboh Fr. F/C UNLV
Larry Nance Jr. Sr. F Wyoming

2014-2015 Individual Honors

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Player of the Year:Derrick Marks Sr. G Boise State
Co-Defensive Player of the Year:Skylar Spencer Jr. F San Diego State
Co-Defensive Player of the Year:Larry Nance Jr. Sr. F Wyoming
Freshman of the Year:Rashad Vaughn Fr. G UNLV
Newcomer of the Year:James Webb III So. F Boise State
Sixth Man of the Year:John Gillon So. G Colorado State
Coach of the Year:Leon Rice Boise State

Collegian Sports Reporter Emmett McCarthy can be reached by email at sports@collegian.com and on Twitter @emccarthy22.