March 7, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State men's basketball senior guard Thomas Kelati was named All-Pacific-10 Conference, commissioner Tom Hansen announced Monday.
Kelati, a native of Walla Walla, is averaging a team-leading 14.1 points per game this season. His 75 field goals from 3-point range are tied for fifth best on the Cougar single-season list. He has 1,061 points in his career, tied for 20th all-time at WSU.
"I'm very honored to receive this recognition," Kelati said. "I feel my teammates and I have achieve a lot this year. It couldn't have done without them and it is an award we can all share."
Other members of the team included Pac-10 Player of the Year Ike Diogu from Arizona State, Channing Frye and Salim Stoudamire from Arizona, Dan Grunfeld and Chris Hernandez from Stanford, David Lucas from Oregon State, Nate Robinson and Tre Simmons from Washington and UCLA's Dijon Thompson.
WSU center Robbie Cowgill (Austin, Texas) and point guard Derrick Low (Honolulu, Hawai'i) were named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman. Cowgill has 26 blocks this season, second most by a WSU freshman in a season. Low's 63 assists rank sixth on the Cougar single-season freshman list.