February 13, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Buffaloes forward Josh Scott (40) moves to the basket against UCLA Bruins forward David Wear (12) during the second half at Pauley Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Buffaloes: Josh Scott named to All-Pac-12 first team

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February 13, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Buffaloes forward Josh Scott (40) moves to the basket against UCLA Bruins forward David Wear (12) during the second half at Pauley Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

 

Colorado center Josh Scott earned All-Pac-12 first team honors on Monday.

The Big Ambidextrous (Scott is left-handed but shoots his free throws righty) added twenty pounds to his frame during the offseason and it paid off.

A 6’10”, 245-pound sophomore, Scott led the Buffs in rebounds (8.8 per game), minutes played (31.5) and field goal percentage (.535), and was second on the team (to the injured Spencer Dinwiddie) in points (14.5) and free throw percentage (.820).  He had 13 double-doubles on the season.

Scott continues the trend of Buffaloes making the Pac-12’s first teamAndre Roberson was voted as a first teamer in 2012 and 2013 and Spencer Dinwidde was honored in 2013.

Junior guard Askia Booker received All-Pac-12 honorable mention and forward Wesley Gordon was an honorable mention for the All-Freshman team.

Booker, a streaky player who definitely leads the Buffs in attitude and swagger, came up big for Colorado after losing star guard Spencer Dinwiddie to a knee injury on January 12th.  A “volume shooter,” Booker can frustrate Colorado fans with poor shooting games (1-8 at Utah, 4-14 vs. Arizona), but has the ability to take over a game with his speed and confidence, shown by his game-winning three vs. then #6 Kansas and his 27-point effort in a win over then #10 Oregon.

The elder statesman of the Buffaloes (no CU senior plays significant minutes), Booker has undertaken the team’s leadership role since fellow-junior Dinwiddie’s injury.  Ski averaged 13.7 points and 3.5 assists per contest.

Wesley Gordon, a rare redshirt freshman, led the Buffs in blocks with 38 on the campaign while averaging 6.3 rebounds and 6.1 points per game.

The 6’9″, 225-pounder provided a big body the Buffs sorely needed after the departure of Andre Roberson.

 

ALL-PAC-12 TEAM

 

FIRST TEAM

Jordan Adams UCLA G So. 6-5 220 Lawrenceville, Ga. (Oak Hill Academy)

Kyle Anderson UCLA G So. 6-9 230 Fairview, N.J. (St. Anthony HS)

Jahii Carson ASU G So. 5-11 180 Mesa, Ariz. (Mesa HS)

Justin Cobbs CAL G Sr. 6-2 195 Los Angeles, Calif. (Minnesota)

Aaron Gordon ARIZ F Fr. 6-8 210 San Jose, Calif. (Archbishop Mitty)

Nick Johnson ARIZ G Jr. 6-3 200 Gilbert, Ariz. (Findlay Prep)

Dwight Powell STAN F Sr. 6-10 235 Toronto, Ontario, Canada (IMG Academy)

Chasson Randle STAN G Jr. 6-1 180 Rock Island, Ill. (Rock Island HS)

Josh Scott COLO F So. 6-10 245 Monument, Colo. (Lewis-Palmer HS)

Delon Wright UTAH G Jr. 6-5 180 Lawndale, Calif. (City College of San Francisco)

 

SECOND TEAM

Jordan Bachynski ASU C Sr. 7-2 250 Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Centennial HS)

T.J. McConnell ARIZ G Sr. 6-1 190 Pittsburgh, Pa. (Duquesne)

Roberto Nelson OSU G Sr. 6-3 198 Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara HS)

C.J. Wilcox WASH G Sr. 6-5 195 Pleasant Grove, Utah (Pleasant Grove HS)

Joseph Young ORE G Jr. 6-3 185 Houston, Texas (Houston)

 

Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): Askia Booker (COLO, Jr., G), DaVonté Lacy (WSU, Jr., G), Jermaine Marshall (ASU, Sr., G), Mike Moser (ORE, Sr., F), Richard Solomon (CAL, Sr., F).

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