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Men's Basketball

Pacific's Davis Earns Player Of The Year Accolades

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Men's Basketball All-Conference Release

3/8/2004

Pacific's Miah Davis was named Big West Player of the Year and headlined the 2003-04 men's basketball All-Conference Team, announced Big West Commissioner Dennis Farrell today. The postseason awards, as selected by the 10 head coaches, also included Cal State Fullerton's Bobby Brown and Pacific's Bob Thomason as the Big West Freshman and Coach of the Year, respectively.

Davis, a 6-0 guard, became the third player in Pacific history and the first since Michael Olowokandi in 1998 to earn the Big West's top honor. Davis finished in the conference's top 15 in eight statistical categories, including sixth in scoring, third in free throw percentage and 10th in three-point field goal percentage. The senior averaged 14.6 points, 3.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game during the regular season. In the last 12 games, all Tiger wins, Davis averaged 18.2 points per game and shot 54.8 percent from the field and 46.4 percent from the three-point line. Davis has scored in double figures in his last 12 games and in 20 games overall.

Brown joins Tony Neal (1982) as the only Cal State Fullerton players to garner top freshman honors. A 5-11 point guard, Brown ranked 12th in the Big West in scoring (13.1 ppg), fourth in assists (3.6 apg) and seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.405). He registered seven games with at least four three-pointers and his 68 three-pointers during the regular season was second in the league. Brown also recorded four games with 20 or more points and reached double figures in points 18 times on the year.

Thomason received Big West Coach of the Year honors for the third time after leading Pacific to a Big West regular season co-championship with a 17-1 record. Pacific earned a share of the Big West title despite being picked eighth by the media and sixth by the coaches in the preseason polls. The Tigers, who had seven conference wins in 2002-03, tied the Big West record for best single-season conference turnaround with a +10 improvement in the win column. Thomason has guided the Tigers to a 13-game winning streak and they enter the Big West Tournament with a 22-7 record.

The All-Big West First Team was comprised of four seniors and two sophomores and all are first time honorees. Davis and Christian Maraker of Pacific, Mark Brown, Cardell Butler and Nate Harris of Utah State and Cal State Fullerton's Pape Sow comprise the first team. Cal State Northridge's Ian Boylan, UC Riverside's Nate Carter, Idaho's Tyrone Hayes, Utah State's Spencer Nelson and Long Beach State's Kevin Roberts make up the members of the All-Big West Second Team.

2003-04 BIG WEST MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
FIRST TEAM
Player School Ht. Yr. Pos. Hometown
Mark Brown Utah State 5-10 Sr. G Tucson, AZ
Cardell Butler Utah State 6-4 Sr. G/F San Francisco, CA
Miah Davis Pacific 6-0 Sr. G Bremerton, WA
Nate Harris Utah State 6-7 So. F Smithfield, UT
Christian Maraker Pacific 6-10 So. F Varberg, Sweden
Pape Sow Cal State Fullerton 6-10 Sr. F Dakar, Senagal
 
SECOND TEAM
Player School Ht. Yr. Pos. Hometown
Ian Boylan Cal State Northridge 6-6 Jr. G/F Norman, OK
Nate Carter UC Riverside 6-7 So. G/F San Diego, CA
Tyrone Hayes Idaho 6-4 Sr. F Augusta, GA
Spencer Nelson Utah State 6-8 Jr. F Pocatello, ID
Kevin Roberts Long Beach State 6-5 Sr. F Petaluma, CA
 
HONORABLE MENTION
Player School Ht. Yr. Pos. Hometown
Varnie Dennis Cal Poly 6-8 Sr. F Humble, TX
David Doubley Pacific 6-2 Jr. G Vallejo, CA
Branduinn Fullove UC Santa Barbara 6-4 Sr. F/G Simi Valley, CA
Jeff Gloger UC Irvine 6-4 So. G Mission Viejo, CA
Kameron Gray Cal Poly 6-1 So. G Oakland, CA
Vili Morton UC Riverside 6-8 Jr. F Twenty-Nine Palms, CA
Tyler Newton Pacific 6-10 Jr. C Burbank, CA
Etoagwara Onyenegecha Cal State Northridge 6-6 Jr. F Richmond, CA
Adam Parada UC Irvine 7-0 Sr. C Alta Loma, CA
Shane Schilling Cal Poly 6-6 Sr. F Minnetonka, MN
Davin White Cal State Northridge 6-1 Jr. G Phoenix, AZ
Dwayne Williams Idaho 6-1 Sr. G Chicago, IL

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Player School Ht. Pos. Hometown
Bobby Brown Cal State Fullerton 5-11 G Los Angeles, CA
Louis Darby Long Beach State 6-3 G Panorama City, CA
Lucian Graham Long Beach State 6-6 F Houston, TX
Kevin Houston Long Beach State 5-10 G Highland, CA
Thomas Shewmake Cal State Northridge 6-10 C Cathedral City, CA

2003-04 BIG WEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Miah Davis, Pacific

2003-04 BIG WEST FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Bobby Brown, Cal State Fullerton

2003-04 BIG WEST COACH OF THE YEAR
Bob Thomason, Pacific

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