USC freshman Evan Mobley became the first Pac-12 player to be named the Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, as the 7-footer swept the conference awards on Tuesday.
Mobley became just the second player in any major conference to win those three awards in the same season, joining Kentucky’s Anthony Davis, who did so in the 2011-2012 season. Mobley was also named first-team All-Conference, as he finished the regular season averaging 16.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.8 blocks per game.
He won the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors seven times this season, easily setting the record for that achievement.
But he wasn’t the only Trojan to take home a major honor. USC head coach Andy Enfield was named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year after leading the Trojans to a 21-6 record, a sweep of UCLA and a win against the conference champion Oregon Ducks.
USC guard Tahj Eaddy was named second team All-Conference. He scored 13.8 points per game this season, but no basket was bigger than the three-pointer he hit with 1.4 seconds left to give the Trojans a win over the Bruins in the regular season finale.
USC will next play in the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday at 5:30 pm PT, against the winner of Utah – Washington.