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BYU, Utah basketball well-represented in all-WCC, all-Pac-12 teams

By Paul Swenson, | Posted - Mar. 5, 2019 at 6:59 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Multiple members of the BYU men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as members of the Utah women’s basketball team were named to their respective all-conference teams Tuesday.


In the West Coast Conference, three Cougar men were honored for their performance on the court this season.

Yoeli Childs was named to the all-WCC first team for the second straight year. Childs led the WCC in both scoring and rebounding with 21.5 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game.

TJ Haws was named to an all-WCC team for the third straight season after earning a spot on the all-WCC second team. Haws finished 6th in the conference in scoring with 18.1 points per game and 4th in assists with 5.1 assists per game.

Gavin Baxter also received all-conference honors for the Cougars, earning a spot on the all-WCC freshman team. Baxter led the Cougars in blocks and was the team’s 3rd leading scorer in conference play this season, recording 1.6 blocks per game while adding 7.3 points per game.

The Cougar men will play Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the WCC tournament

BYU Women

On the women’s side, Shaylee Gonzales, Brenna Chase and Paisley Johnson represented the Cougars in the West Coast Conference awards.

Gonzales was named the WCC newcomer of the year while also being named to the all-freshman team and earning first team all-WCC honors. The freshman led the Cougars in scoring with 16.3 points per game while also hauling in 5.4 rebounds per game.

Chase was also named to the all-WCC fist team, her second-consecutive appearance on the team. Chase scored 12.4 points per game while starting all 29 games for the Cougars during her junior season.

Johnson earned second team all-WCC honors for the Cougars. The sophomore also started all 29 games for the Cougars, scoring 14.5 points per game.

The Cougar women will play Monday afternoon in the semifinals of the WCC tournament.

Utah Women

Five members of the Utah women’s basketball team were included in the Pac-12 honors released Tuesday.

Megan Huff was named to the all-Pac-12 first team for her second straight year. Huff is fourth in the Pac-12 in scoring at 20.0 points per game and is second in rebounding, averaging 9.6 rebounds per game.

The future should be bright for Utah basketball, as three Utes were nominated for the all-freshman team in the Pac-12.

Dre’Una Edwards and Dru Gylten both made the five-member team while Andrea Torres was named honorable mention. The trio combined to score 26.0 points per game for the balanced Utes team.

Junior Kiana Moore also received recognition by the conference, earning honorable mention for the all-defensive team.

The Utes will take on Washington in the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday.

The all-Pac-12 honors for the men will be released after the season ends on Saturday.

Paul Swenson

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