Nov. 11, 2011
NAPERVILLE, Ill. - As the 2011-12 college basketball season gets underway, Utah Valley's Isiah Williams has been selected by the GWC coaches to repeat as Great West Conference Player of the Year in 2011-12.
Sophomore Ben Aird was selected along with Williams on the first team while two other Wolverines, Holton Hunsaker and Geddes Robinson, were picked to the second team.
Williams, a senior guard from Chicago, Ill., was named 2010-11 GWC Player of the Year after a stellar season, averaging 17.5 points per game and leading the Wolverines to the Great West Conference championship. In addition, Williams was also the GWC Newcomer of the Year and became Utah Valley's first basketball All-America honoree when he was named honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press.
Also on the first team are Aird, who was a 2010-11 second-team all-GWC honoree, North Dakota's Troy Huff, also a second-team selection last season as a freshman, and NJIT's Chris Flores and Isaiah Wilkerson.
Second-team honorees include Hunsaker, Robinson - who led the league in rebounding with 9.4 rpg - UND's Patrick Mitchell, Chicago State's Jeremy Robinson and Texas-Pan American's Brandon Provost and Aaron Urbanus.