All-around skills land Solomon Hill and Kyle Fogg on All-Pac-12 teamby Anthony Gimino on Mar. 06, 2012, under Arizona basketball
Solomon Hill and Kyle Fogg aren’t the kind of high-scoring all-star players the Arizona Wildcats typically produce, but they earned All-Pac-12 honors because of their all-around games.
Fogg and Hill were part of the 10-man all-conference team released Monday.
“I think from start to finish of our conference season, Solomon was our team’s best player because he contributes in so many categories,” coach Sean Miller said on his weekly radio show on KCUB (1290-AM).
Hill is second on the team in scoring with 12.4 points per game, and the 6-6 forward is first in assists with 2.7 per game.
“How many forwards lead his team in assists, and yet he averages close to eight rebounds,” Miller said.
Hill is averaging 7.8 rebounds per game. He also made 44.2 percent of his 3-pointers in conference games (19 of 43).
Fogg averages a team-high 13.5 points, which would be the lowest average for an Arizona leading scorer since Albert Johnson scored 12.9 points per game in the 1962-63 season.
Fogg also was selected to the Pac-12′s all-defensive team.
“Just watching his development on defense, it’s great to see how far he’s come,” Miller said.
Fogg is averaging 3.8 rebounds and is shooting 43.2 percent (64 of 148) from 3-point range.
Senior forward Jesse Perry earned honorable mention all-conference honors. Guard Nick Johnson was chosen to the all-freshman team, and point guard Josiah Turner was honorable mention all-freshman.
The coaches selected Cal guard Jorge Gutierrez as the player of the year and the defensive player of the year. (Miller said last week he thought Washington’s Terrence Ross was the Pac-12′s best player.)
The Huskies’ Tony Wroten was voted the freshman of the year, and Washington’s Lorenzo Romar took home coach of the year honors.
Arizona is the fourth seed in the Pac-12 tournament and will play Thursday at 3:40 p.m. Tucson time after the winner of Wednesday’s game between No. 12 USC and No. 5 UCLA.