Julian Jacobs was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team for 2016, representing USC basketball in conference post season awards along with Jordan McLaughlin and Benny Boatwright.
USC basketball guard Julian Jacobs was one of the ten players chosen on the All-Pac-12 First Team for 2016 after a standout season.
Jacobs, who averaged 11.6 points and led the Trojans in assists during USC’s better than expected regular season, is the only USC player to make the first team. He is also the first Trojan to be honored on the first team since Nikola Vucevic in 2011.. His dynamic presence helped lead the team to their best record since 2009.
Jordan McLaughlin earned an honorable mention while Benny Boatwright was an honorable mention for the All-Freshman team. McLaughlin averaged 12.9 points per game, leading the Trojans in scoring. During his first season at USC, Boatwright impressed with 11.4 points per game.
Oregon led the conference which two first team selections — Dillon Brooks and Elgin Cook. Oregon State’s Gary Payton II and Colorado’s Josh Scott had repeat appearances on the first team.
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Monday night the conference will announce the winners of awards for Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player of the Year, Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year. Trojan head coach Andy Enfield could be in the running for that final honor.
USC now looks forward to the Pac-12 Tournament, where they will face UCLA in the first round on Wednesday. The Trojans swept the Bruins during the regular season, but finishing the sweep in the postseason would put a cherry on top of their showing in the rivalry this year.
From there, attention will fall on a potential NCAA tournament appearance, which would be USC’s first since 2011.