Tre' Coggins Named Third-Team All-Mountain West

    Sophomore Tre' Coggins is a third-team All-Mountain West selection
    Sophomore Tre' Coggins is a third-team All-Mountain West selection

    March 10, 2014

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    Air Force sophomore Tre' Coggins was named to the all-Mountain West men's basketball third-team on Monday. The league's 11 head coaches, along with a selected media panel, picked the all-conference teams, as well as the coach, player, newcomer, freshman, sixth man and defensive awards.

    Coggins, the only sophomore or freshman on the three all-MW teams, finished the regular season averaging a team-high 15.9 points per game, ranking ninth in the league. He leads the Mountain West in three-pointers made per game (2.7) for all games and league games only.

    He is the 15th Falcon to earn a spot on an all-conference team and the third Air Force player to earn third-team honors, joining Tim Keller (2003 and `04) and Michael Lyons (2011). 

    San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher earned MW Coach of the Year honors, while the Aztecs' Xavier Thames was selected as the Player of the Year. Additionally, UNLV junior forward Khem Birch garnered Defensive Player of the Year accolades for the second consecutive season, while Fresno State guard/forward Paul Watson was recognized as the Freshman of the Year. San Diego State teammates Josh Davis and Dwayne Polee II were chosen as the Newcomer and Sixth Man of the Year, respectively.

    Four student-athletes are repeat selections to the All-Conference list in 2013-14, while the remaining 11 make their first appearance on the team. New Mexico's Kendall Williams is the only three-time All-MW honoree among the group, earning first-team accolades for the second straight year following a second-team selection in 2011-12.

    Fisher received his third MW coaching award after leading the Aztecs to their fourth Mountain West regular-season crown. San Diego State, picked to finish fourth in the league's preseason poll, amassed a 16-2 record in Conference play in 2013-14.

    Thames, a 6-3, 195-pound senior guard, ranked among league leaders in six different categories for Conference-only games in 2013-14. The Sacramento, Calif., native led the league in steals (1.7), and was third in free throw shooting (.846), fifth in scoring (17.8), sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.6), seventh in field goal percentage (.401) and ninth in assists (3.2). The Aztecs' leading scorer netted double figures in 15 of 18 MW contests this season, including seven 20-point outings. He dished out three or more assists in 10 games, and finished with 10 turnover-free performances against MW opponents.

    2013-14 All Mountain West Men's Basketball Team

    FIRST TEAM
    Cameron Bairstow, Sr., F, New Mexico
    Deonte Burton, Sr., G, Nevada
    Kendall Williams, Sr., G, New Mexico
    Xavier Thames, Sr., G, San Diego State
    Larry Nance, Jr., Jr., F, Wyoming

    SECOND TEAM
    Anthony Drmic, Jr., G/F, Boise State
    Ryan Watkins, Sr., F, Boise State
    Daniel Bejarano, Jr., G, Colorado State
    Tyler Johnson, Sr., G, Fresno State
    Khem Birch, Jr., F, UNLV

    THIRD TEAM
    Tre' Coggins, So., G, Air Force
    J.J. Avila, Jr., F, Colorado State
    Alex Kirk, Jr., C, New Mexico
    Josh Davis, Sr., F, San Diego State
    Bryce DeJean-Jones, Jr., G, UNLV

    ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
    Alex Kirk, Jr., C, New Mexico
    Kendall Williams, Sr., G, New Mexico
    Skylar Spencer, So., F, San Diego State
    Xavier Thames, Sr., G, San Diego State
    Khem Birch, Jr., F, UNLV
    Larry Nance, Jr., Jr., F, Wyoming

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Xavier Thames, Sr., G, San Diego State

    DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Khem Birch, Jr., F, UNLV

    NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
    Josh Davis, Sr., F, San Diego State

    FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
    Paul Watson, Fr., G/F, Fresno State

    SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR
    Dwayne Polee II, Jr., F, San Diego State

    COACH OF THE YEAR
    Steve Fisher, San Diego State

     


     

     

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