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Owens, Randle, Huestis Highlight All-Pac-12 Picks
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/05/2012

March 5, 2012

STANFORD, Calif.- Senior Josh Owens was named to the All-Pac-12 Team, earning a spot on the five-member Second Team to highlight Stanford's selections among this year's All-Pac-12 men's basketball award winners, as announced Monday.

Meanwhile, Chasson Randle was honored as one of five picks for the All-Freshmen Team, while Josh Huestis received Honorable Mention status as a member of the All-Defensive Team.

Owens' selection as an all-conference honoree is the second of his career, as he also earned Honorable Mention status last year. Owens is enjoying the best season of his career, ranking second on the club in scoring (12.1 ppg) and first in rebounding (5.8 rpg) while starting all 30 games. Active at both ends of the floor, Owens also ranks second on the club in steals (31) and blocks (19). In addition to scoring in double figures 21 times, Owens has led Stanford in scoring on 12 occasions. Owens' 59.4 percent field goal percentage (149-251) ranks ninth in the nation.

Owens also stands 24 points away from 1,000 for his career. Should Owens reach the mark, he will become the 40th player in school history to reach the prestigious scoring mark. Even more impressive, Owens would become the 21st player in school history to end his career with at least 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. Meanwhile, Owens currently boasts a career field goal percentage of 59.4, ranking fifth-best in school history.

Randle becomes the fourth player to earn All-Freshman Team status during head coach Johnny Dawkins' tenure following a six-year period in which only two Cardinal rookies were honored. Randle joins Jeremy Green (2008-09), Anthony Brown (2010-11) and Dwight Powell (2010-11) as newcomers who have flourished under Dawkins.

Randle is doing his best to rewrite Stanford's freshman record book with a terrific season, leading the Cardinal in scoring at 13.1 points per game. With a team-best 30.2 minutes per game clip, Randle will likely become the first freshman to lead Stanford in minutes played since Casey Jacobsen's 28.5 average during the 1999-2000 campaign. But that's not all. Here's where Randle's totals rank among all-time Stanford freshmen in the following categories: points (393- 3rd), scoring (13.1- 4th), field goals (134- 6th), field goals attempted (310- 2nd), three-pointers (66- 2nd) and steals (32- 4th). Randle's production over the last five games has been especially impressive, averaging 17.4 points while shooting 48.4 percent overall and 54.8 percent from three-point territory.

Named an all-league selection for the first time in his career, Huestis has quickly developed into one of the league's best "Sixth Man" performers while his 5.1 rebounds per game clip is second to Josh Owens (5.8). Huestis also leads the team with 33 blocked shots. It's a modest total, yet still ranks as the most swats by any Cardinal player since Robin Lopez (83) and Brook Lopez (56) in 2008.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jorge Gutierrez, California
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Tony Wroten, Washington
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jorge Gutierrez, California
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Brock Motum, Washington State
COACH OF THE YEAR: Lorenzo Romar, Washington

Allen Crabbe, CAL
Jared Cunningham, OSU
Kyle Fogg, ARIZ
Jorge Gutierrez, CAL
Solomon Hill, ARIZ
Devoe Joseph, ORE
Brock Motum, WSU
André Roberson, COLO
Terrence Ross, WASH
Tony Wroten, WASH

Carlon Brown, COLO
Lazeric Jones, UCLA
Harper Kamp, CAL
Josh Owens, STAN
E.J. Singler, ORE
Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): Justin Cobbs (CAL, So., G), Reggie Moore (WSU, Jr., G), Jesse Perry (ARIZ, Sr., F), Garrett Sim (ORE, Sr., G), David Wear (UCLA, So., F), C.J. Wilcox (WASH, So., G).

Spencer Dinwiddie, COLO
Nick Johnson, ARIZ
David Kravish, CAL
Chasson Randle, STAN
Tony Wroten, WASH
Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): DaVonté Lacy (WSU, G), Josiah Turner (ARIZ, G).

Jared Cunningham, OSU
Kyle Fogg, ARIZ
Jorge Gutierrez, CAL
Aziz N'Diaye, WASH
André Roberson, COLO
Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): Marcus Capers (WSU, Sr., G), Josh Huestis (STAN, So., F), Tony Woods (ORE, Jr., C).



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