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March 3, 2002

WAC Honors For Hawaii

The regular season wrapped up Saturday night, so the WAC awards were handed out Sunday.

Earning a spot on the first team for the second year in a row, Predrag Savovic. The senior guard led Hawaii in scoring averaging about 20 points per game, good for third best in the league. He also led the conference in free throw shooting at a league best 85 percent.

Winning the Don Haskins Coach of the Year honors Hawaii's own, Riley Wallace.

This season's team won a share of the WAC title and finished the regular season at 24 and 5 overall, 15 and 3 in the WAC. It's the best finish the Bows have had in school history.

Here's what the rest of the first team looks like; Fresno State's Melvin Ely takes Player of the Year honors. The rest of the team is filled out by LA Tech's Gerrod Henderson, Southern Methodist's Damon Hancock and Greg Harrington out of Tulsa.

As for the second team, Hawaii's Carl English gets the nod after averaging a little more than 15 points coming into this past weeks games. But that number has gone up since Saturday night.

English scored a career high 33 against Fresno State, 27 in the first half alone. And for that, the conference awarded the sophomore from Canada, WAC Player of the Week honors. His performance helped the Bows in getting a share of the WAC title. And the player of the week has his sights set on getting to the NCAA tournament.

"It's coming up, just around the corner. We got the WAC tourney to take care of first. We should get a bid with what we did here (against Fresno State) and in the regular season. It's gonna be a lot of fun," said English.

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