Jerome Randle of California was chosen today as Pac-10 men's basketball player of the year.
Washington's Quincy Pondexter and Isaiah Thomas were chosen to the 10-member All-Pac-10 first team, while Venoy Overton and Justin Holiday were chosen for the five-man all-defensive team.
Pondexter had been considered among the top three player-of-the-year candidates (along with Randle and Stanford's Landry Fields). But several Pac-10 coaches had signaled recently that they like going with the best player on the best team. And since California won the league outright, and UW finished third, well, that was that.
The full list of award winners if available here.
More to come.