Leading the way was guard Jahii Carson, who was named Co-Freshman of the Year, sharing the honor with UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad. Carson lead the conference with 30.7 minutes/game and averaged 17.7 points/game and five assists. He becomes the fourth ASU player to receive the honor along with Ike Diogu (2003), Jamal Faulkner (1991) and Byron Scott (1980). The Mesa native was further honored on the Pac-12’s All-Freshman team, becoming the first Sun Devil to do so since James Harden.
Carson was also named to the All-Conference 1st Team, while forward Carrick Felix was named to the 2nd Team. Felix averaged 14.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and more than a steal/game on his way to becoming one of the conference’s most improved players this season.
Felix and center Jordan Bachynski also achieved All-Defensive Team status. Bachynski was a force in the middle, totaling 113 blocks on the year and enters the Pac-12 tournament needing just three blocks to break Mario Bennett’s team record.
ASU begins postseason play on Wednesday as they face Stanford in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament.