How the Runnin’ Utes fared as All-Pac-12 men’s basketball awards were presented on the eve of the conference tournament

Senior center Branden Carlson’s time at the University of Utah was a period of steady improvement as he increased his scoring and rebounding averages each year on the mound.He also earned impressive Pac-12 honors over the seasons.On Tuesday, the 7-footer was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team after being selected to the All-Conference Second Team in 2022.Utah’s Marco Anthony also received honorable mention on the All-Pac-12 Defensive Team.No other Utes were honored Tuesday when the league announced a 10-man first team, five-man second team, five-man rookie team, five-man defensive team and a handful of individual awards. UCLA’s Jaime Jaquez is the Pac-12 Player of the Year, while Bruins coach Mick Cronin is the Pac-12 Coach of the Year. UCLA’s Adem Bona is Freshman of the Year, UCLA’s Jaylen Clark is Defensive Player of the Year, Arizona’s Oumar Ballo is Most Improved Player of the Year, and Reese Dixon- USC’s Waters is the sixth player of the year.