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BYU Guard Jake Toolson Named WCC Newcomer Of The Year

Mar 3, 2020, 1:18 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Everyone is talking about the snubs that BYU had in the WCC awards. But the Cougars did come away with one trophy. Senior guard Jake Toolson was named the WCC’s Newcomer of the Year for the 2020 season.

A transfer for Utah Valley University, Toolson played his graduate season for the school that he originally played for out of high school and he helped lead BYU to a No. 15 ranking in the AP Top 25 and a second-place finish in the WCC regular season.

This season Toolson has been one of the nation’s best pure shooters averaging 15.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting from the field and 47.1 percent from three-point range.

BYU is the nation’s top three-point shooting team this year in large part because of Toolson who has knocked down 82 of his 174 three-point attempts.

After transferring out of UVU where he was WAC Player of the Year last season, Toolson turned down offers from Duke and defending National Champion Virginia to continue his career with head coach Mark Pope who he played for at Utah Valley. Now Toolson is playing some of the best basketball of his career as BYU gears up for the West Coast Conference Tournament in Las Vegas next week.

Jake Toolson, Childs, & Haws named to All-WCC First Team

Newcomer of the Year wasn’t the only honor that Toolson received on Tuesday. Toolson and his BYU teammates Yoeli Childs and TJ Haws were named to the league’s 10-man All-WCC First Team.

The WCC’s top three teams in BYU, Gonzaga, and Saint Mary’s accounted for eight of the 10 players on the First Team selection.

2019-20 All-WCC Men’s Basketball First Team

Name Yr. Pos. School
Yoeli Childs Sr. F BYU
Malik Fitts Jr. F Saint Mary’s
Jordan Ford Sr. G Saint Mary’s
TJ Haws Sr. G BYU
Corey Kispert Jr. G Gonzaga
Filip Petrusev So. F Gonzaga
Colbey Ross Jr. G Pepperdine
Killian Tillie Sr. F Gonzaga
Jake Toolson Sr. G BYU
Jahlil Tripp Sr. G Pacific

 

2019-20 All-WCC Men’s Basketball Second Team

Name Yr. Pos. School
Kameron Edwards Sr. F Pepperdine
Kessler Edwards So. F Pepperdine
Charles Minlend Jr. G San Francisco
Eli Scott Jr. G/F LMU
Josip Vrankic Jr. F Santa Clara

 

2019-20 All-WCC Men’s Basketball Freshman Team

Name Pos. School
Sedrick Altman G Pepperdine
Jaden Bediako F Santa Clara
Daniss Jenkins G Pacific
Keli Leaupepe F LMU
Drew Timme F Gonzaga

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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