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- ILB Ben Burr-Kirven was named a 1st team AP All-American yesterday while CB Byron Murphy and S Taylor Rapp were named to the 2nd team. The 3 Huskies were the only non-ST players from the Pac-12 to make the 1st or 2nd teams.
- ESPN released their 1st team All-Americans and BBK and Taylor Rapp both made the team.
- ESPN also put out their all-conference 1st teams and awards and C Nick Harris, DT Greg Gaines, ILB BBK, CB Byron Murphy, and Taylor Rapp all made the list.
- Greg Gaines and Kaleb McGary won the Morris Trophy given to the best offensive and defensive linemen in the Pac-12 as named by the players. It’s the 1st time the Huskies swept the award since 1991 when it went to Steven Emtman and Lincoln Kennedy. Vita Vea won the trophy as a defensive lineman last season.
Washington sweeps the 2018 Morris Trophy— Washington Football (@UW_Football) December 10, 2018
Kaleb McGary earns top offensive lineman in the Pac-12 and Greg Gaines top defensive lineman in the Pac-12. #PurpleReign
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- Scott Eklund at Dawgman ($) provides the latest recruiting news as we approach the early signing period.
- The Dawgman guys also have a quick chat with Byron Murphy about getting ready for Ohio State and the decision looming in front of him on whether to be an early entrant in the NFL Draft as a projected 1st-2nd round pick.
- For the 2nd time this season Jaylen Nowell was named Pac-12 player of the week. He averaged 22.5 points, 6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game on 55% shooting in a win over Seattle U and narrow loss at #1 Gonzaga.
Jaylen Nowell is the first Husky underclassman to earn multiple Pac-12 Player of the Week honors #TougherTogether pic.twitter.com/TrlVuL2Xjb— Washington Men's Basketball (@UW_MBB) December 10, 2018
- How have the circumstances changed for Washington’s pursuit of 5-star Isaiah Stewart with the commitment of fellow 5-star center Vernon Carey to Duke last week?
Best of luck to all the students taking finals this week! Extra luck to the @UWDawgPack ! Appreciate all of you who took a break from studying to come yesterday! Use that energy you give us every night to finish strong!!! #TougherTogether pic.twitter.com/dqw7O57csw— Coach Mike Hopkins (@Coach_Hopkins) December 10, 2018