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Martin twins, Jordan Caroline, Jazz Johnson honored by MW coaches

Jordan Caroline
Jordan Caroline was named to the All-MW first team for the second straight season. (John Byrne/Nevada athletics)

The Mountain West coaches released their all-conference teams Tuesday, and Nevada's honors were nearly identical to the accolades handed out by the media one day earlier, with one notable exception.

Just like the media, the MW coaches voted Caleb Martin and Jordan Caroline first-team All-MW players. They also voted Jazz Johnson as the conference's sixth man of the year. But instead of putting Cody Martin on the second team as the media did, the coach placed him on the third team. Caleb Martin, Cody Martin and Jordan Caroline also made the All-MW defensive team.

This year marks the second straight season on the All-MW first team for Caleb Martin and Caroline. Cody Martin made the All-MW second team last year. For Caroline, it was the third time he earned all-conference honors after making the second team during his sophomore season.

Utah State took the top honors this year with Sam Merrill conference winning player of the year; Craig Smith winning coach of the year; and Neemias Queta taking the freshman of the year and defensive player of the year awards. In addition to Johnson's sixth man of the year award, Fresno State's Braxton Huggins was named the conference's newcomer of the season.

In addition to Merrill, Martin and Caroline, Colorado State's Nico Carvacho and Fresno State's Deshon Taylor made the All-MW first team. Huggins, Queta, Wyoming's Justin James and SDSU's Jalen McDaniels and Devin Watson made the second team.

Also Tuesday, Caleb Martin was named the USBWA District VIII player of the year. Caroline also was named to the All-District VIII team. District VIII includes players in the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. The MW's postseason awards are based on play in conference games only, whereas the USBWA district awards are based on play over the entire season.

Here is the full voting for the MW coaches awards, which are noted as the official All-MW awards.

All-MW awards

Player of the Year: Sam Merrill, Jr., G, Utah State

Defensive Player of the Year: Neemias Queta, Fr., C, Utah State

Newcomer of the Year: Braxton Huggins, Sr., G, Fresno State

Sixth Man of the Year: Jazz Johnson, Jr., G, Nevada

Freshman of the Year: Neemias Queta, Fr., C, Utah State

Steve Fisher Coach of the Year: Craig Smith, Utah State

All-MW first team

Nico Carvacho, Jr., F/C, Colorado State

Deshon Taylor, Sr., G, Fresno State

Jordan Caroline, Sr., G/F, Nevada

Caleb Martin, Sr., G, Nevada

Sam Merrill, Jr., G, Utah State

All-MW second team

Braxton Huggins, Sr., G, Fresno State

Jalen McDaniels, So., F, San Diego State

Devin Watson, Sr., G, San Diego State

Neemias Queta, Fr., C, Utah State

Justin James, Sr., G, Wyoming

All-MW third team

Lavelle Scottie, Jr., F, Air Force

Justinian Jessup, Jr., G, Boise State

Cody Martin, Sr., G, Nevada

Anthony Mathis, Sr., G, New Mexico

Kris Clyburn, Sr., G, UNLV

Honorable Mention

Ryan Swan, Jr., F, Air Force

Derrick Alston, So., G, Boise State

J.D. Paige, Sr., G, Colorado State

Nate Grimes, Fr., F, Fresno State

All-Defense Team

Nico Carvacho, Jr., F/C, Colorado State

J.D. Paige, Sr., G, Colorado State

Deshon Taylor, Sr., G, Fresno State

Jordan Caroline, Sr., F, Nevada

Caleb Martin, Sr., G, Nevada

Cody Martin, Sr., G, Nevada

Jeremy Hemsley, Sr., G, San Diego State

Kris Clyburn, Sr., G, UNLV

Neemias Queta, Fr., C Utah State

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