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Haddock named to GNAC all-conference second team

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SPOKANE, Wash. -- Central Washington University sophomore Lacy Haddock (Las Vegas, Nev./Sierra Vista HS) was selected to the 2011-12 Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's basketball all-conference second team, and senior Jody Johnson (Seattle, Wash./Franklin HS) was an honorable mention selection, the conference office announced Monday.

Haddock leads the Wildcats in scoring with 16 points per game, which is currently sixth-best in the conference. He also leads all GNAC guards in field goal percentage at 53.4 percent, ranking eighth in the conference among all players. The 6-foot-1 guard has led the team in scoring 11 times this season, including nine times in the past 12 games. Haddock has scored 20 or more points 11 times this season, with a season-high 35 in a home win over Montana State University Billings on January 14.

Johnson was the only other Wildcat to earn post-season honors from the conference, as he was one of nine players selected as honorable mention all-conference performers. Johnson leads Central Washington in rebounding for the second consecutive year, posting an 8.2 rebounds-per-game average, which is also tops in the GNAC. He also leads the Wildcats in free throws made (103), free throw percentage (78.6), and his 12.0 scoring average is third-best on the team.  

Alaska Anchorage forward Taylor Rohde was named the GNAC player-of-the-year and Montana State Billings guard Antoine Proctor earned newcomer-of-the-year.  Seattle Pacific's Cory Hutsen was named freshman-of-the-year and Western Washington head coach Brad Jackson won coach-of-the-year for the third time.

Central Washington finished sixth in the final conference standings (8-10 GNAC record) and earned the league's number six seed for the GNAC Tournament, which begins Wednesday (Feb. 29) at Lacey, Wash. The Wildcats, 14-12 overall, will face third-seeded Seattle Pacific University at 5:15 p.m. at Marcus Pavilion on the Saint Martin's University campus.

2011-12 GNAC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
FIRST TEAM: *+Taylor Rohde, Alaska Anchorage (C, 6-9, Sr., Phoenix, Ariz.); +Rory Blanche, Western Washington (F, 6-6, Sr., Ashland, Ore.); Blair Wheadon, Western Oregon (G, 6-3, Sr., Junction City, Ore.); Antoine Proctor, Montana State Billings (G, 6-3, Sr., Washington, D.C.); David Downs, Seattle Pacific (G, 6-2, So., Kirkland, Wash.); Andy Poling, Seattle Pacific (C, 6-11, Jr., Portland, Ore.).   +Unanimous  *Repeater.   

SECOND TEAM: John Allen, Western Washington (G, 6-0, Jr., Mountlake Terrace, Wash.); Lacy Haddock, Central Washington (G, 6-1, So., Las Vegas, Nev.); Travis Thompson, Alaska Anchorage (G, 6-1, So., Anchorage, Alaska); Justin Brown, Simon Fraser (G, 5-11, Sr., Vallejo, Calif.); Jeremy Green, Saint Martin's (F, 6-6, Sr., Kent, Wash.).

HONORABLE MENTION: Nico Matthews, Alaska Fairbanks (G, 6-1, Sr., Twenty Nine Palms, Calif.); #Jody Johnson#, Central Washington (F, 6-4, Sr., Seattle, Wash.); Jaxon Myaer, Montana State Billings (G, 5-10, Sr., Salt Lake City, Utah); Anthony Golden, Northwest Nazarene (G, 6-1, Sr., Portland, Ore.); Jonathan Hawkins, Northwest Nazarene (G, 6-3, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.); JB Pillard, Northwest Nazarene (F, 6-7, Jr., Kirkland, Wash.); Brok Pendleton, Saint Martin's (F, 6-6, Sr., Auburn, Wash.); Kyle Long, Western Oregon (G, 6-3, Sr., McMinnville, Ore.); Richard Woodworth, Western Washington (G, 6-3, So., Bellevue, Wash.).

SPECIAL AWARDS: Player-of-the-Year – Taylor Rohde, Alaska Anchorage. Newcomer-of-the-Year – Antoine Proctor, Montana State Billings. Freshman-of-the-Year – Cory Hutsen, Seattle Pacific.  Coach-of-the-Year – Brad Jackson, Western Washington. 

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