Jorge Gutierrez was named to the US Basketball Writers Association’s District IX team. The team encompasses players from California, Oregon. Washington, Hawaii, Arizona and Alaska.
Long Beach State guard Casper Ware was named Player of the Year for District IX. Steve Fisher of San Diego State was voted Coach of the Year.
The remainder of the first team: Jared Cunningham, Oregon State; Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary’s College; Kyle Fogg, Arizona; Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State; Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara; Brock Motum, Washington State; Terrence Ross, Washington; Tony Wroten, Washington.