Jaycee Carroll Named First-Team All-WAC

Jaycee Carroll Named First-Team All-WAC



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LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's Jaycee Carroll was named a first-team all-Western Athletic Conference selection by the league's coaches it was announced on Sunday. It is the second straight year that USU has had a player named first-team all-WAC as Nate Harris earned first-team all-conference honors last season.

Carroll earned second-team all-WAC honors as a sophomore, as well as being named the Freshman of the Year and earning second-team all-league honors from the Big West during the 2004-05 season.

"This is a very deserved honor for Jaycee and he's had a fabulous junior season," said USU head coach Stew Morrill. "His shooting percentages, his rebounding, and his scoring were a huge factor for us being able to win games, and I know all of his coaches and teammates are extremely pleased that he received this recognition."

Utah State has now had 14 first-team all-conference selections over the last eight years, and it is the eighth straight year that USU has had at least one first-team all-league selection. Overall, Utah State has had 26 first-team all-conference selections in the last 29 years as it was a member of the Big West Conference/Pacific Coast Athletic Association for 27 seasons from 1979-2005 before joining the Western Athletic Conference prior to the 2005-06 campaign.

Carroll, a 6-2 junior guard from Evanston, Wyo., is averaging 20.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, and is shooting 53.2 percent from the field, 43.2 percent from three-point range, and 88.4 percent from the free throw line. He ranks first in the WAC and 11th in the nation in scoring, and is first in the WAC and 17th in the nation in free throw shooting. Carroll also leads the conference in three-point shooting, is third in overall shooting, and 11th in rebounding.

Utah State (21-10, 9-7), the fourth seed in the upcoming Western Athletic Conference Tournament, will travel to Las Cruces, N.M., to meet fifth-seeded Hawai'i (18-12, 8-8) in the first round of the WAC Tournament on Thur., Mar. 8 at 2:30 p.m. (MT).

2006-07 WAC Men's Basketball Postseason Awards

FIRST TEAM Coby Karl, Boise State, G, 6-4, 204, Sr., Mequon, Wisc. (Homestead HS) Nick Fazekas, Nevada, F, 6-11, 240, Sr., Arvada, Colo. (Ralston Valley HS) Marcelus Kemp, Nevada, G, 6-5, 210, Jr., Seattle, Wash. (Garfield HS) Justin Hawkins, New Mexico State, F, 6-7, 205, Jr., Anaheim, Calif. (Utah) Jaycee Carroll, Utah State, G, 6-2, 175, Jr., Evanston, Wyo. (Evanston HS)

SECOND TEAM Quinton Hosley, Fresno State, F, 6-6, 210, Sr., Harlem, N.Y. (Lamar CC) Dominic McGuire, Fresno State, G/F, 6-8, 210, Jr., San Diego, Calif. (California) Matt Lojeski, Hawai`i, G, 6-5, 185, Sr., Racine, Wisc. (East Wyoming College) Trey McDowell, Louisiana Tech, G, 6-3, 180, Sr., Beaumont, Texas (San Jacinto JC) Ramon Sessions, Nevada, G, 6-3, 190, Jr., Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Myrtle Beach HS)

Player of the Year: Nick Fazekas, Nevada Freshman of the Year: Anthony Thomas, Boise State, G, 6-0, 202, Mansfield, Texas (Masfield Summit HS) Don Haskins Coach of the Year: Mark Fox, Nevada

ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM Reggie Larry, Boise State, F, 6-6, 225, Jr., Newark, N.J. (College of Southern Idaho) Matt Nelson, Boise State, F, 6-9, 232, Jr., Issaquah, Wash. (Eastern Washington) Dominic McGuire, Fresno State, G/F, 6-8, 210, Jr., San Diego, Calif. (California) Justin Hawkins, New Mexico State, F, 6-7, 205, Jr., Anaheim, Calif. (Utah) Fred Peete, New Mexico State, G, 6-4, 200, Jr., Memphis, Tenn. (Kansas State)

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM Eric Lane, Boise State, G, 6-1, 194, Sr., Los Angeles, Calif. (St. John Bosco HS) Dominic McGuire, Fresno State, G/F, 6-8, 210, Jr., San Diego, Calif. (California) Ahmet Gueye, Hawai`i, F, 6-8, 225, Sr., Dakar, Senegal (Salt Lake CC) Kyle Shiloh, Nevada, G, 6-3, 195, Sr., Bakersfield, Calif. (Garces Memorial HS) Fred Peete, New Mexico State, G, 6-4, 200, Jr., Memphis, Tenn. (Kansas State)

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