Utah’s Timmy Allen named All-Pac-12 first team

He is the seventh Ute to earn that distinction since 2012.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Utes forward Timmy Allen (1) as Utah hosts Oregon State, NCAA basketball in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

Timmy Allen took noticeable steps forward in his game this winter, and the Pac-12 coaches agreed.

The University of Utah junior forward was named All-Pac-12 first team on Monday, a year after he was given a second-team nod as a sophomore.

Through 23 games, Allen is averaging 16.8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the Utes, who open the Pac-12 Tournament Wednesday against Washington (5 p.m., Pac-12 Networks) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Allen is the seventh Utah player to earn All-Pac-12 first-team honors since the school joined the league in 2011-12.

All-Pac-12 first team

James Akinjo, Jr., G, Arizona

Timmy Allen, Jr., F, Utah

Tyger Campbell, R-So., G, UCLA

Oscar da Silva, Sr., F, Stanford

Chris Duarte, Sr., G, Oregon

Remy Martin, Sr., G, Arizona State

Evan Mobley, Fr., F, USC

Eugene Omoruyi, Sr., F, Oregon

Ethan Thompson, Sr., G, Oregon State

McKinley Wright, Sr., G, Colorado

All-Pac-12 second team

Isaac Bonton, Sr., G, Washington State

Matt Bradley, Jr., G, Cal

Tahj Eaddy, R-Sr., G, USC

Jaime Jaquez Jr., So., G/F, UCLA

Johnny Juzang, So., G, UCLA

Player of the Year: Evan Mobley, USC

Defensive Player of the Year: Evan Mobley, USC

Freshman of the Year: Evan Mobley, USC

Most Improved Player: Jaiden Delaire, Stanford

Sixth Man of the Year: Jordan Brown, Arizona

Coach of the Year: Andy Enfield, USC