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Allen Crabbe has been named Pac-12 Player of the Year.
Crabbe was joined on the All-Pac-12 First Team by Arizona State's Jahii Carson, UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad and Larry Drew II, Colroado's Spencer Dinwiddie and Andre Roberson, Arizona's Solomon Hill and Mark Lyons, Stanford's Dwight Powell and Oregon's E.J. Singler.
Roberson was also named Defensive Player of the Year, while Carson and Muhammad were named co-Freshman of the Year.
Dezmine Wells has decided to enroll at Maryland following his expulsion at Xavier.
Wells was an all-Atlantic 10 rookie selection.
"The last couple of weeks have been the toughest time in my life for my family and I," Wells said in a release. "I've learned that it is a major responsibility that comes with being a student-athlete at all times. I'm thankful God has blessed me with a second opportunity to continue my education."
Wells visited Kentucky, Memphis, Maryland and Oregon from Thursday to Monday.
Wells will petition to enroll immediately at Maryland.
Dez Wells has narrowed his transfer options down to Maryland, Oregon and Memphis and plans to decide within the next 48 hours, according to a source.
“I credit Maryland, they really got his spirits up,” the source said. “It was a blessing to me to hear. It started out a rough week for him. He went through Kentucky, Memphis, but Maryland was the first time I heard the excitement back in his voice.”
Wells may be leaning toward the Terrapins.
“Just by his excitement,” the source said. “If I had to bet the house on it, I would be betting in the blind, I would have to say, my gut, I know how he felt, sounds like possibly Maryland.”
Jabari Bird plans to visit the University of California on Sept. 1.
Bird, a 6-foot-6 guard out of Richmond, has trimmed his list to four schools.
“My first visit is Cal and then Colorado and Oregon and Washington in that order,” Bird said. “That’s my final four.”
Bird will wait until the spring signing period to make a final decision.
“‘I’m going to commit sometime in the spring after high school basketball,” he said. “I want to see who’s going to be on their rosters, what situation is the best, and it will give me more time to do an evaluation.”
Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, Michigan State, Florida, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Georgetown, Stanford, Oregon, Butler, Xavier, Portland and Gonzaga have committed to special tournament in November of 2017 to celebrate Phil Knight's 80th birthda