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  • Clean Sweep: USC’s Evan Mobley takes Pac-12 Player, Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year honors

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    USC freshman big man Evan Mobley will need to clear some space on his mantle for all the hardware he’s adding.

    The 7-foot freshman on Tuesday was named Pac-12 Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year after averaging 16.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and 2.1 assists.

    Mobley is the consensus projected No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft behind Oklahoma State freshman point guard Cade Cunningham.

    USC coach Andy Enfield was named Coach of the Year after leading the Trojans to a 21-6 mark and first place in the Pac-12.

    Here are the full Pac-12 winners:

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR, PRESENTED BY NEXTIVA: Evan Mobley, Fr., F, USC
    DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, PRESENTED BY NEXTIVA: Evan Mobley, Fr., F, USC
    FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR, PRESENTED BY NEXTIVA: Evan Mobley, F, USC
    MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR, PRESENTED BY NEXTIVA: Jaiden Delaire, Jr., F, STANFORD
    SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR, PRESENTED BY NEXTIVA: Jordan Brown, R-So., F, ARIZONA
    JOHN R. WOODEN COACH OF THE YEAR: Andy Enfield, USCALL-PAC-12 TEAM

    FIRST TEAM

    NameSchoolPos.Yr.Hometown
    James AkinjoArizonaGJr.Oakland, Calif.
    Timmy AllenUtahFJr.Mesa, Ariz.
    Tyger CampbellUCLAGR-So.Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Oscar da Silva**StanfordFSr.Munich, Germany
    Chris DuarteOregonGSr.Puerto Plata, D.R.
    Remy Martin**Arizona StateGSr.Chatsworth, Calif.
    Evan MobleyUSCFFr.Murietta, Calif.
    Eugene OmoruyiOregonFR-Sr.Rexdale, Ontario
    Ethan ThompsonOregon StateGSr.Los Angeles, Calif.
    McKinley Wright IV***ColoradoGSr.North Robbinsdale, Minn.
    SECOND TEAM

    NameSchoolPos.Yr.Hometown
    Isaac BontonWashington StateGSr.Portland, Ore.
    Matt BradleyCaliforniaGJr.San Bernardino, Calif.
    Tahj EaddyUSCGR-Sr.West Haven, Conn.
    Jaime Jaquez Jr.UCLAG/FSo.Camarillo, Calif.
    Johnny JuzangUCLAGSo.Tarzana, Calif.
    HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least three votes): Evan Battey, COLO; Jaiden Delaire, STAN; Quade Green, WASH; Azuolas Tubelis, ARIZ; Noah Williams, WSU.

    *** three-time All-Pac-12 First Team honoree; ** two-time All-Pac-12 First Team honoree

    PAC-12 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

    NameSchoolPos.Hometown
    Efe AbogidiWashington StateCDelta State, Nigeria
    Bennedict MathurinArizonaG/FMontreal, Quebec
    Evan MobleyUSCFMurietta, Calif.
    Azuolas TubelisArizonaFVilnius, Lithuania
    Jabari WalkerColoradoFInglewood, Calif.
    HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least three votes): Marcus Bagley, ASU; Josh Christopher, ASU; Dishon Jackson, WSU; Ziaire Williams, STAN.PAC-12 ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

    NameSchoolPos.Yr.Hometown
    Oscar da SilvaStanfordFSr.Munich, Germany
    Chris DuarteOregonGSr.Puerto Plata, D.R.
    Jaime Jaquez Jr.UCLAG/FSo.Camarillo, Calif.
    Evan MobleyUSCFFr.Murietta, Calif.
    Eli ParquetColoradoGJr.Beaumont, Texas
    HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least three votes): Warith Alatishe, OSU; Bryce Wills, STAN; McKinley Wright IV, COLO.   Categories

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.