Feb. 26, 2001
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Santa Clara seniors Brian Jones and Jamie Holmes were selected by the league coaches as members of the 2001 West Coast Conference All-Conference Team, the league office announced today.
Jones, a three-time all-WCC selection, is the league leader in steals with an average of 2.11 per game and is second in assists (4.18) and fourth in scoring (15.8). He is four assists shy of former Santa Clara star Steve Nash's career assist record and last week became the first player in WCC history as well as the first in the history of Division I college basketball in the state of California to record 1,500 career points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists.
Holmes, who began his career at San Francisco as a redshirt freshman in 1995-96, is a first-time recipient of the honor. A native of Merced, Holmes is second in the league in rebounding with an average of 7.4 per game. He is also eighth in scoring, with an average of 13.9 points per game. Holmes is also the league's fourth-best shooter both from the field and the free throw line.
Santa Clara ended the regular season Saturday with a 77-65 victory over Portland to improve its record to 18-11 on the season and 10-4 in the WCC. The Broncos finished league play in third-place and will face sixth-seeded Loyola Marymount in the first round of the WCC Tournament Saturday at 6 p.m. in San Diego.
2001 ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Brandon Armstrong**, Pepperdine, 6-4, G, Jr., Vallejo, Calif.
Casey Calvary**, Gonzaga, 6-8, F, Sr., Tacoma, Wash.
Dan Dickau, Gonzaga, 6-0, G, Jr., Vancouver, Wash.
Tim Frost, Portland, 6-10, C, So., Klamath Falls, Ore.
Kelvin Gibbs**, Pepperdine, 6-6, F, Sr., Bellflower, Calif.
Jamie Holmes Santa Clara, 6-8, F, Sr., Merced, Calif.
Brian Jones***, Santa Clara, 6-3, G, Sr., Carson, Calif.
James Lee, San Francisco, 6-6, F, Sr., Los Angeles, Calif.
Elton Mashack, Loyola Marymount, 6-5, F, Sr., Walnut, Calif.
Dana White, San Diego, 6-0, G, Sr., Phoenix, AZ
Gonzaga: Zach Gourde, F, So, Mark Spink, F, Sr, Blake Stepp, G, Fr
Loyola Marymount: Marcus Smith, G, Jr
Pepperdine: David Lalazarian, F, Sr
Saint Mary's: Jovan Harris, G, So
San Diego: Tyler Field, F, Sr, Andre Laws, G, Jr
San Francisco: Darrell Tucker, F, So
*Number of times All-WCC
COACH OF THE YEAR
Mark Few, Gonzaga
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Casey Calvary, Gonzaga
DEFENDER OF THE YEAR
Mark Spink, Gonzaga
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Blake Stepp, Gonzaga