Utah Basketball Standouts Carlson, Stefanovic Receive All-Pac-12 Honors

Mar 8, 2022, 5:16 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY – Utah basketball standouts Branden Carlson and Lazar Stefanovic were named to All-Pac-12 teams on Tuesday morning.

The All-Pac-12 teams, along with the individual awards were announced and Branden Carlson and Lazar Stefanovic were awarded for their strong performances this season.

Carlson was named second team All-Pac-12, while Stefanovic received Pac-12 All-Freshman team selection. It’s the first All-Pac-12 selection of Carlson’s career. He is the 12th Utah basketball player and the 10th straight season that a player from the program was selected to the All-Pac-12 team.

Stefanovic is the second Runnin’ Ute to be named to the freshman team, joining Timmy Allen in 2019.

All-Pac-12 Teams

All-Pac-12 First Team

  • Terrell Brown Jr., Washington
  • Tyger Campbell, UCLA
  • Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA
  • Johnny Juzang, UCLA
  • Christian Koloko, Arizona
  • Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona
  • Isaiah Mobley, USC
  • Drew Peterson, USC
  • Azuolas Tubelis, Arizona
  • Jabari Walker, Colorado

All-Pac-12 Second Team

  • Evan Battey, Colorado
  • Branden Carlson, Utah
  • Michael Flowers, Washington State
  • Jalen Graham, Arizona State
  • Will Richardson, Oregon

Honorable Mention: Boogie Ellis, USC; Harrison Ingram, Stanford; Spencer Jones, Stanford; Andre Kelly, California; Jordan Shepherd, California; Dalen Terry, Arizona.

Pac-12 All-Freshman Team

  • Mouhamed Gueye, Washington State
  • Harrison Ingram, Stanford
  • K.J. Simpson, Coloardo
  • Lazar Stefanovic, Utah
  • Glenn Taylor Jr., Oregon State

Honorable Mention: Sam Alajiki, California; Peyton Watson, UCLA.

Pac-12 All-Defensive Team

  • Jaylen Clark, UCLA
  • Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA
  • Myles Johnson, UCLA
  • Christian Koloko, Arizona
  • Dalen Terry, Arizona

Honorable Mention: Efe Abogidi, Washington State; Evan Battey, Colorado; Marreon Jackson, Arizona State; Spencer Jones, Stanford; Franck Kepnang, Oregon; Isaiah Mobley, USC.

Pac-12 Individual Awards

Arizona was one award away from sweeping the individual awards. Bennedict Mathurin was named the Player of the Year. Christian Koloko is the Defensive Player of the Year and Most Improved Player. Former Ute Pelle Larsson earned Sixth Man of the Year and Tommy Lloyd is the Coach of the Year.

The only individual award that wasn’t won by a member of the Arizona Wildcats was the Freshman of the Year, which went to Stanford standout Harrison Ingram.

The Runnin’ Utes are the 11-seed in the Pac-12 Tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. They will face 6-seed Washington on Wednesday, March 9 at 9:30 p.m. MT on the Pac-12 Networks.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com, Co-Host ofΒ Faith, Family and Football podcastΒ with Clark Phillips III and host of theΒ Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter:Β @TrevorASports.

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