George King and McKinley Wright have been honored by Pac-12 coaches for their outstanding seasons. Per a release from the Pac-12, George King was named to All-Pac-12 second team and McKinley Wright was named to the All-Freshman team.
King had arguably his best ever season at Colorado in his fifth year on campus. King averaged 12.8 points and 8.0 rebounds, and he was 16th in the Pac-12 with 68 3-pointers made on a superb 39% shooting. King started this year at power forward and was an essential piece of the best defense in the conference. He didn’t score as much as he did when he won Most Improved Player in 2016, but he had a better all-around performance in his final year at CU. King will likely go down as one of the most underrated Buffs in the Tad Boyle era.
After decommitting from Dayton, Wright went from CU’s fourth-best prospect in the 2017 draft class to being the Buffs’ best player in his freshman year. Wright was the entirety of the Buffs’ offense, it seemed at times, as he was capable of carrying the team on his back when they needed him most. Even when his scoring was a bit inconsistent this season, he still led the team with 14.2 points and 5.3 assists per game. Curiously, he was also second on the team in offensive rebounds, one of the most unique skills this 6-footer has in his toolbox.
Wright was also an honorable mention for both All-Pac-12 and the All-Defense teams. There’s the feeling that this is only the start of many honors to come for him.