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Derrick Williams wins Pac-10 Freshman of Year

Williams also named first team all-conference

By Bryan Roy

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Published: Monday, March 8, 2010

Updated: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

D-Will

Colin Darland / Arizona Daily Wildcat

UA freshman Derrick Williams leaps toward the basket as James Watson tries to block him during a 78-76 loss to Washington State in McKale Center on Friday night.

Derrick Williams was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, the league announced today. 

Williams and Nic Wise were also named to the all-Pac-10 first team.  

The Sporting News also named Derrick Williams to its national all-freshman team with John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins of Kentucky; Xavier Henry of Kansas; and Derrick Favors of Georgia Tech. 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jerome Randle, California
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Derrick Williams, Arizona
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Seth Tarver, Oregon State
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nikola Vucevic, USC
COACH OF THE YEAR: Herb Sendek, Arizona State

 

All-Pac-10 First Team

Ty Abbott, ASU
Patrick Christopher, Cal
Landry Fields, Stanford
Quincy Pondexter, Washington
Jerome Randle, Cal
Michael Roll, UCLA
Isaiah Thomas, Washington
Klay Thompson, WSU
Derrick Williams, Arizona
Nic Wise, Arizona

 

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