SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – Utes leading scorer Sedrick Barefield is one of 10 players named to the All-Pac-12 first team.
Barefield averaged 17.2 points per game, which ranked fifth among players in the league. He shot .416 from the field overall. .398 from three-point range and .825 from the charity stripe. He dished out 115 assists, registered 29 steals and pulled down 2.1 rebounds per game.
Barefield, who totaled 1,000 points in his career earlier this season, has accumulated 516 points scored this season, becoming the fifth Utah player in the last six years to score at least 500 points in a season. He has also drained 92 three-pointers on the season, which currently ranks third-most in single-season school history.
Barefield becomes the fifth Utah player in the past six seasons to earn all-Pac-12 first-team honors. He joins Delon Wright (2014, 2015), Jacob Poeltl (2016), Kyle Kuzma (2017) and Justin Bibbins (2018) as the only Utah players to earn first-team accolades.
Donnie Tillman was named the Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year. Tillman has come off the bench in 13-of-18 Conference games and 16-of-30 games overall, averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in nearly 27 minutes per contest for Utah.
After converting only nine three-pointers (9-28) in 28 games as a freshman, Tillman has improved to 43 triples on 37 percent shooting (43-116) in his sophomore campaign, helping the Utes to an 11-7 mark and third-place finish in the league standings after being picked eighth in the preseason media poll.
Timmy Allen earned Pac-12 All-Freshman team honors, averaging 12.2 points and pulling down 5.3 rebounds in his first season with the Runnin’ Utes. Allen ranked second on the team with a .583 shooting percentage and ranked third with 25 steals.
Allen is Utah’s first-ever player to be named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team.
The Utes earned the 3-seed in the upcoming Pac-12 Tournament and will play on Thursday against either Oregon or Washington State.