The West Coast Conference announced their awards and all-conference teams on Tuesday, and BYU’s Yoeli Childs, TJ Haws and Gavin Baxter were all honored by the conference. Childs was named to the All-WCC first team, Haws to the second team and Baxter to the all-freshman team.
Gonzaga, as expected, swept the individual awards, with Mark Few named coach of the Year, Rui Hachimura named player of the year, and Brandon Clarke named newcomer and defensive player of the year.
The entire list can be seen below.
The one case you could make as a “snub” for BYU is TJ Haws being named to the second team. Haws averaged more points, assists and had better shooting percentages across the board than LMU’s James Batemon, but Batemon got the nod over TJ.
Gavin Baxter named to the all-freshman team is especially impressive considering that he didn’t start until the halfway point of conference play. Despite getting limited minutes in a handful of WCC games, he still made enough of an impression on coaches to get recognition.
We’ll get our first chance to watch BYU’s newest all-WCC performers Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the WCC tournament on ESPN2. You can view the entire tournament schedule here.