Pascal Siakam, Daniel Mullings Earn NABC District 6 Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State freshman Pascal Siakam and senior Daniel Mullings received more honors on Friday as the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced the 2015 All-District 6 team.

Siakam, a 6-9 forward from Douala, Cameroon, was chosen to the first team. Mullings, a 6-2 guard from Toronto, Ontairo, was honored as a second team selection.

NABC District 6 is composed of the Western Athletic Conference and Big Sky Conference.

The pair are half of the four WAC players chosen to the All-District teams.

Siakam, the WAC’s Freshman of the Year and a first team All-WAC member, led NM State and the WAC in field goal percentage (.572) and blocked shots (1.8 per game), while leading the team and ranking second in the WAC in rebounds (7.7 per game). Siakam was second on the team in 2014-15 in scoring, averaging 12.8 points a game, good for eighth in the conference. He also ranked seven in free throw percentage (.759) and was 10th in the league in minutes played (30.8 per game).

Mullings, a first team All-WAC selection, came back from missing 12 games with a broken finger on his shooting hand to average 12.4 points a game and rank 11th in the conference in scoring. The NM State record holder in career steals with 249, led the WAC with 2.1 steals a contest, while ranking in 10th in assists (2.7 per game) and 13th in rebounding (4.9).

Siakam, the only WAC player named to the District 6 first team, joins Sacramento State’s Mikh McKinney, Montana’s Martin Breunig and Eastern Washington’s Tyler Harvey and Venky Jois.

Mullings is joined on the second team by Missouri-Kansas City’s Martez Harrison, Seattle U’s Isiah Umipig, Weber State’s Joel Bolomboy and Northern Arizona’s Quinton Upshur.

Sacramento State’s Brian Katz was honored as the NABC UPS District 6 Coach of the Year.