UCLA guard Isaac Hamilton makes All-Pac-12 second team

UCLA junior Isaac Hamilton earned an All-Pac-12 second-team nod on Monday. No Bruin made the first team for the first time since 2011-12. (Steve McCrank/Staff)

UCLA junior Isaac Hamilton earned an All-Pac-12 second-team nod on Monday. No Bruin made the first team for the first time since 2011-12. (Steve McCrank/Staff)

For the second time since conference expansion, no UCLA men’s basketball player made the All-Pac-12 first team.

Isaac Hamilton led the Bruins — who finished 10th in the league — with a second-team selection, while fellow junior guard Bryce Alford earned an honorable mention. Hamilton is the Pac-12’s third-leading scorer at 17.1 points per game and has hit double figures in 27 straight outings. The last UCLA player to hold a longer streak is former league MVP Kevin Love, who scored at least 10 points in all 39 games as a freshman in 2007-08.

The Bruins had produced five all-conference first-team picks in the last three years: Norman Powell, Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson, Larry Drew II and Shabazz Muhammad. Lazeric Jones led UCLA with a second-team spot in 2011-12, the first season after Colorado and Utah joined what became the Pac-12.

The league has included 10 players in its first team since 1979-80, only departing from the tradition when it named three five-member teams in 2007-08.

Utah center Jakob Poeltl is the Pac-12 Player of the Year, while Oregon’s Dana Altman was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the third time in four years. He is the first to be named the conference’s top coach in consecutive seasons since Stanford’s Mike Montgomery 12 years ago. Oregon State guard Gary Payton II became the first-ever back-to-back Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Colorado’s George King is the conference’s most improved player, while Utah’s Brandon Taylor was honored as the top scholar-athlete.

See the rest of the All-Pac-12 teams below. All awards are voted on by coaches, who cannot select themselves or their own players.


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  • Sam Bam

    Please don’t shoot me for asking. Shabazz Muhammad was the #1 player a few years. I wish USC had somehow landed him, we had no chance. A question to this Bruin board, did he live up to the hype at UCLA?

    • 88 Straight

      No. Most Bruins I know wish he had gone elsewhere. Same with both Alfords.

    • Steve W

      He played well, but perhaps expectations were too high. He’s skilled but not athletic ebough to dominate. Glad he came though, seems to be doing ok in the nba.

    • MPPBruin

      It’s hard to analyze his time here. Ideally I’d like one-and-done players to be the final piece of a puzzle that gets us to national title or final four contention. Instead he came in with a great recruiting class but little depth or senior leadership. It’s hard to be too successful that way. We won the regular season title, but got upset in the first round of the tournament being shorthanded after Jordan Adams broke his foot. I’m glad he came, but something so fleeting isn’t worth spending much time thinking about.

      • Sam Bam

        I actually remember Jordan Adams being the X-Factor late that season and that being a huge blow.

        • guest

          Jordan Adams was a beast. SM was good but not nearly as good as he thought he was. If JA was healthy, UCLA would’ve had a good run instead of an early knockout.

          • Sam Bam

            I agree

          • MPPBruin

            I mostly agree, but we didn’t just lose that game. We got smoked. It was a tough matchup that exposed out lack of size and toughness.

  • Steve W

    Unrelated to bball, for football, why haven’t we offered Jonny johnsons younger brother? Seems like a stud, and obviously interested in Bruins