Derrick White has been honored by Pac-12 coaches as one of the premier players in the conference as he was named to the First Team All-Pac-12 and First Team All-Defense.
White finished the season averaging 17.0 points, 4.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, 1.3 steals and had a remarkable 26.1 Player Efficiency Rating. As a senior transfer guard, no one knew quite how good he was or how he would adjust to the elite level of play in the Pac-12, but he exceeded all expectations as he became Colorado’s unquestioned star and one of the best players in the conference.
With this honor, White is now the fourth Buffalo to be named to the All-Pac-12 team since Colorado joined the conference in 2011. The other first teamers were Andre Roberson in 2011-12 and 2012-13, Josh Scott in 2013-14 and 2015-16, and Spencer Dinwiddie in 2012-13.
White’s placement on the Pac-12 All-Defensive team makes him the third Buffalo to receive that honor. Roberson (2011-12, 2012-13) and Scott (2015-16) were also named to the All-Defensive team in their magnificent seasons; their inclusion should also serve to show you just how good White has been in his short time in Boulder.
Elsewhere in these end-of-season honors, Dillon Brooks of Oregon was named Player of the Year, Lonzo Ball of UCLA was named Freshman of the Year, Jordan Bell of Oregon was named Defensive Player of the Year, and Sean Miller of Arizona was named Coach of the Year (vomits profusely).
The rest of the First Team, Second Team and All-Defensive teams can be found here.