CBB Review hands out awards for each conference tournament. Up next: The WAC Tournament.
In the Western Athletic Conference, Abilene Christian went on a cinderella type of run to fall short in the championship game against New Mexico State. On that road, some players really showed out. No surprise for the WAC, the New Mexico State Aggies led by coach Chris Jans won the regular-season title and the conference tournament title. If you missed it, here is the WAC Tournament preview.
CBB Review All-WAC Tournament Honorable Mention
- Darrion Trammell, Seattle U – 39.0 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.0 SPG (1 game)
- Xavier Johnson, UT Rio Grande Valley – 27.0 PPG, 2.0 RPG (1 game)
- Fardaws Aimaq, Utah Valley – 20.0 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 1.0 APG (2 games)
- Savion Flagg, Sam Houston – 17.5 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 3.0 APG, 2.0 SPG, 1.0 BPG (2 games)
- Javon Blackshear Jr., Grand Canyon – 13.0 PPG, 4.5 APG, 4.0 RPG (2 games)
CBB Review All-WAC Tournament First Team
- Teddy Allen, New Mexico State – 17.5 PPG, 4.5 APG, 6.0 RPG (2 games)
- Airion Simmons, Abilene Christian – 15.25 PPG, 1.75 APG, 4.5 RPG (4 games)
- Sir’Jabari Rice, New Mexico State – 16.0 PPG, 2.0 APG, 3.5 RPG, 1.0 SPG (2 games)
- Mahki Morris, Abilene Christian – 14.5 PPG, 2.75 APG, 3.25 RPG, 1.25 SPG (3 games)
- Holland Woods, Grand Canyon – 24.0 PPG, 1.5 APG, 3.5 RPG, 1.5 SPG (2 games)
CBB Review WAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Teddy Allen, New Mexico State
This award usually goes to the player who does the most for his team and ends up on the championship team. The only correct answer for this award is Teddy Allen. Even though, in the championship game, he struggled. Allen continued to help his teammates in other ways. If this award would go to anyone else, I think Holland Woods’s outstanding two-game performance for Grand Canyon is worth mentioning. Allen was the fire starter for his team and really made even the small differences when he was on the floor.
New Mexico State’s NCAA Prediction
Round of 32
The Aggies have a lot of talent around Teddy Allen. My worry really is seeing who the team ends up drawing in the NCAA Tournament. New Mexico State could easily be into the second weekend with a good draw. This team has size, talent, and a solid defense. Coach Chris Jans has done an incredible job with this team, and it’s that time of year when the Aggies pull off their boots and try on some slippers.