Duarte voted Pac-12 player of year, Mobley is the newcomer
Oregon’s Chris Duarte is The Associated Press player of the year in the Pac-12 Conference and Southern California’s Evan Mobley is the newcomer of the year.
Southern California’s Andy Enfield was chosen as Pac-12 coach of the year by a panel of writers who cover the conference. Results of the voting were released Tuesday.
Duarte, a senior guard from the Dominican Republic, was the Pac-12’s third-leading scorer at 17.3 points per game while leading the Ducks to their second straight Pac-12 regular-season title. He also averaged 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.9 steals per game.
Mobley was a dominant force during his freshman year, averaging 16.1 points per game while leading the Pac-12 with 8.4 rebounds per game. The 7-footer also led the conference with 2.8 blocked shots per game and was third in shooting percentage at 58%.
Enfield’s team had been picked to finish sixth in the Pac-12 but he brought USC to within a half-game of its first regular-season title since 1985. Led by Mobley, the Trojans finished the regular season 21-6 and were 15-5 in Pac-12 play.
The 2021 AP All-Pac-12 team, with players listed alphabetically with name, school, height, weight, class and hometown (“u-” denotes unanimous selections):
u-Chris Duarte, Oregon, 6-6, 190, Sr, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
u-Evan Mobley, USC, 7-0, 215, Fr, Murrieta, California
u-McKinley Wright IV, Colorado, 6-0, 196, Sr, North Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Remy Martin, Arizona State, 6-0, 175, Sr, Chatsworth, California
Oscar da Silva, Stanford, 6-9, 230, Sr, Munich, Germany
James Akinjo, Arizona, 6-1, 185, Jr, Oakland, California
Timmy Allen, Utah, 6-6, 205, Jr, Mesa, Arizona
Ethan Thompson, Oregon State, 6-5, 195, Sr, Los Angeles
Eugene Omoruyi, Oregon, 6-6, 235, Sr, Rexdale, Ontario
Isaac Bonton, Washington State, 6-3, 190, Sr, Portland, Oregon
Coach of the year – Andy Enfield, Southern California
Player of the year – Chris Duarte, Oregon
Newcomer of the year – Evan Mobley, Southern California
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