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Jahmar Young Named First Team All-WAC

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Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State sophomore guard Jahmar Young has earned first team All-WAC honors, the conference office announced Sunday, March 8. This is Young's first career selection, which is voted on by the WAC coaches.

The Baltimore, Md., native, Young led both the Aggies and the conference in scoring with 18.1 points per game. He shot 46.3 percent from the field, 42.5 percent from the 3-point line and 81.6 from the free-throw line. Young guided NM State to a 9-7 league record, which tied for third place in the WAC.

"I'm excited for Jahmar," head coach Marvin Menzies said. "He's made significant growth over the last two years and to receive accolades for his success is rewarding."

The Aggies, who are the No. 5 seed, open the WAC Tournament against No. 4 seed Boise State, Thursday, March 12, at 1 p.m., in Reno, Nev.

2008-09 WAC Men’s Basketball Postseason Award Winners

All-Conference First Team

Mac Hopson, Idaho, G, 6-2, 195, Jr., Portland, Ore. (Washington State)
Luke Babbitt, Nevada, F, 6-9, 225, Fr., Reno, Nev. (Galena HS)
Armon Johnson, Nevada, G, 6-3, 195, So., Reno, Nev (Hug HS)
Jahmar Young, New Mexico State, G, 6-5, 180, So., Baltimore, Md. (Laurinberg Prep)
Gary Wilkinson, Utah State, F, 6-9, 240, Sr., South Jordan, Utah (Salt Lake CC)

Second Team

Mark Sanchez, Boise State, F, 6-7, 235, Sr., Tucson, Ariz. (Pima CC)
Sylvester Seay, Fresno State, Fr, 6-9, 220, Jr., San Bernardino, Calif. (Arizona State)
Roderick Flemings, Hawai‘i, F, 6-7, 210, Jr., Dallas, Texas (Weatherford College)
Kyle Gibson, Louisiana Tech, G, 6-5, 205, Jr., Los Angeles, Calif. (Dorsey HS)
Jared Quayle, Utah State, G, 6-1, 180, Jr., Perry, Utah (Western Wyoming CC)

Player of the Year: Gary Wilkinson, Utah State

Freshman of the Year: Luke Babbitt, Nevada
Don Haskins Coach of the Year: Stew Morrill, Utah State

All-Defensive Team

Ike Okoye, Boise State, F, 6-9, 230, Jr., Sacramento, Calif. (Wyoming)
Anthony Thomas, Boise State, G, 6-0, 199, Jr., Masnfield, Texas (Mansfield Summitt HS)
Kareem Nitoto, Hawai‘i, G, 6-2, 185, So., Berkley, Calif. (San Leandro HS)
Magnum Rolle, Louisiana Tech, C/F, 6-11, 220, Jr., Freeport, Bahamas (LSU)
Lyndale Burleson, Nevada, G, 6-3, 190, Sr., Seattle, Wash. (Franklin HS)

All-Newcomer Team

Roderick Flemings, Hawai‘i, F, 6-7, 210, Jr., Dallas, Texas (Weatherford College)
Mac Hopson, Idaho, G, 6-2, 195, Jr., Portland, Ore. (Washington State)
Magnum Rolle, Louisiana Tech, C/F, 6-11, 220, Jr., Freeport, Bahamas (LSU)
Luke Babbitt, Nevada, F, 6-9, 225, Fr., Reno, Nev. (Galena HS)
Jared Quayle, Utah State, G, 6-1, 180, Jr., Perry, Utah (Western Wyoming CC)