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Shabazz Muhammad, Larry Drew II earn All-Pac 12 honors
- Updated: March 12, 2013
UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad and Larry Drew II have earned first-team All-Pac-12 Conference honors, as announced by the Pac-12 conference office on Monday. Other awards for UCLA include Muhammad earning Pac-12 Co-Freshman of the Year honors and freshman Kyle Anderson being named to the All-Pac-12 second team. Muhammad and Anderson also made up two-fifths of the Pac-12 All-Freshmen Team.
Muhammad (6-foot-6, 225 pounds) ranked third in the conference with 18.3 points per game and scored in double figures in all but one game played this season. He became the eighth player in school history to earn Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors, joining Pooh Richardson (1986), Don MacLean (1989), Baron Davis (1998), Jason Kapono (2000), Jordan Farmar (2005), Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (2006) and Kevin Love (2008).
Drew II (6-foot-2, 180 pounds) is the only senior on the UCLA roster and served as a great leader by averaging 7.3 points and a conference-leading 7.7 assists per game. He also led the conference in assist turnover ratio (3.3).
Anderson (6-foot-9, 235 pounds) played in all 31 games and is the only Pac-12 player to rank in the top-10 in both rebounding (8.9) and assists (3.7).
UCLA is the only Pac-12 team to have at least three players honored with the distinction of being either on the 10-person first-team or the five-person second-team.
Austin Chang is a Writer for Sports Out West and a San Francisco Bay Area-based sports journalist. His work can also be found on Yahoo! Sports and Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @_austinchang.
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