Three players on the BYU men’s basketball team were given all-conference honors on Tuesday, after finishing the inaugural season in the West Coast Conference in third place.
Senior forward Noah Hartsock and junior forward Brandon Davies were two of the 10 players honored with a place on the All-Conference team and freshman guard Matt Carlino was given honorable mention and a place on the All-Freshman team.
Hartsock finished his senior season as a steady hand for the Cougars. He scored 15.7 points per game while shooting 54 percent from the floor and a team-best 84.5 percent from the free-throw line.
He also moved into third place all-time in blocked shots in school history with 170 blocks, seven short of moving past Shawn Bradley. He has also been a part of 105 wins, a total that is fourth all-time in school history behind Jimmer Fredette.
Davies finished the season leading the team in virtually every statistical category. He led the WCC in scoring, with 18 points per game, and was fourth in rebounding at 8.1 rebounds per game. He also tied for first in blocked shots. He scored in double figures 15 of the 16 conference games, providing a consistent threat in the post, and giving BYU arguably the best post duo in the conference with Hartsock.
In addition to the two post players, Carlino was given honorable mention and a place on the freshman team. He averaged 12.3 points and 4.6 assists, which was fourth place in the conference. He was first among freshmen in assist-to-turnover ratio, and provided Cougar fans with hope for the future for the young Cougar team.
In addition to the three conference standouts, junior guard Craig Cusick received a place on the WCC All-Academic Team, with a 3.59 GPA in accounting.
With the exception of Hartsock, all of the Cougars who received postseason honors will return to the team next season.