NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – The Dixie State Men’s Basketball team landed four selections on the All-PacWest men’s basketball teams, announced this morning. PacWest regular season champion California Baptist landed the most selections at five, while BYU-Hawaii and Point Loma each had three selections.
California Baptist’s Ryan Berg became the first player in PacWest history to be named Player and Freshman of the Year in the same season, while also earning a first team All-PacWest honor. Berg’s teammate Chris Brown was named the inaugural PacWest Defensive Player of the Year and their coach, Rick Croy, received the PacWest Coach of the Year honor in his first season at the helm of the Lancers. Point Loma’s Hayden Lescault was named PacWest Newcomer of the Year.
Berg ranked sixth in the conference in scoring (17.5 ppg), while leading in free throws (124) and ranking third in three-pointers (73). He scored in double-figures in all but three games on the year. He exploded onto the PacWest scene when he made eight three-pointers and scored 34 points in a win over nationally-ranked Dixie State, which gave CBU a 15-0 record. Berg was the second-best scorer in conference games, averaging 18.6 ppg.
Zach Robbins, the versatile power forward for Dixie State, was named to the first team. Robbins and Fresno Pacific’s Malcolm Griffin are the only repeat first-teamers. Shooting guard DeQuan Thompson received second team honors. Small forward Dalton Groskreutz, who made the second team last year, was named to the third team while speedy point guard Kimball Payne was named honorable mention.
2014 All-PacWest Men’s Basketball Awards
Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Freshman of the Year Newcomer of the Year Coach of the Year
Ryan Berg Chris Brown Ryan Berg Hayden Lescault Rick Croy
California Baptist California Baptist California Baptist Point Loma California Baptist
2014 All-PacWest Men’s Basketball Team
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown/High School
Lee Bailey Chaminade G Jr. Detroit. Mich./Detroit Country Day
Ryan Berg Cal Baptist G Fr. Scottsdale, Ariz./Saguaro
Devin Golston Dominican F Sr. Cerritos, Calif./Gahr
Malcolm Griffin Fresno Pacific G Sr. Chicago, Ill./Hyde Park Academy
Troy Leaf Azusa Pacific G Jr. San Diego, Calif./Foothills Christian
Justin Long Hawai’i Pacific G Jr. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga
Zach Robbins Dixie State F Jr. Upland, Calif./Upland
Myles Carrillo Dominican G Sr. Tustin, Calif./Foothill
Anthony Cosentino Cal Baptist F Sr. Chula Vista, Calif./Otay Ranch
Connor Haysbert Dominican C Sr. Sacramento, Calif./Center
Hayden Lescault Point Loma G Jr. Folsom, Calif./Vista Del Lago
Kuany Kuany Chaminade F Fr. Melbourne, Australia/St. Kevin’s College
DeAndre Medlock BYU-Hawaii C Sr. Fresno, Calif./Clovis West
DeQuan Thompson Dixie State G Sr. Las Vegas, Nev./Lake Mead Christian Academy
Chris Brown Cal Baptist G Jr. Los Angeles, Calif./Washington Prep
Pablo Coro BYU-Hawaii G Jr. Osorno, Chile/Juan Diego Catholic School
Joshua Crum Holy Names G So. Oakland, Calif./Bishop O’Dowd
Scott Friel BYU-Hawaii G So. Riverton, Utah/Riverton
Dalton Groskreultz DSU F Sr. Santa Clara, Utah/Snow Canyon
Alexis Moore Academy of Art G Jr. Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly
Malte Ziegenhagen HPU F Jr. Berlin, Germany/Askranian
Kevin Crabb Cal Baptist C Sr. Granite Bay, Calif./Roseville
Simon Enciso NDNU G Sr. San Mateo, Calif./Terra Nova
Marek Klassen Point Loma G Jr. Abbotsford, B.C./Yale Secondary
Junior Morgan Point Loma F Jr. Bakersfield, Calif./Liberty
Ivan Patterson Cal Baptist G Sr. Menefee, Calif./Paloma Valley
Kimball Payne Dixie State G Sr. Alpine, Utah/Lone Peak
Dominique Taplin Dominican G Jr. Alameda, Calif./Oakland HS
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