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Ex-Washington SG Quincy Pondexter Nominated For '16-17 Pac-12 Hall of Honor

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Quincy Pondexter
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Former Washington shooting guard Quincy Pondexter was one of 12 players nominated for the Pac-12 Hall of Honor for the 2016-17 class, the conferenced announced Thursday. Each conference university has one player nominated each year with the ceremony during the semifinals of the 2017 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament.

The 16th annual Hall of Honor class also includes former Colorado star Chauncey Billups, along with Bob Elliott (Arizona), Tarence Wheeler (Arizona State), Jerome Randle (California), Stu Jackson (Oregon), Ray Blume (Oregon State), Mike Montgomery (Stanford), David Greenwood (UCLA), Ralph Vaughn (USC), Andre Miller (Utah) and Carlos Daniel (Washington State).

Below is a Pondexter's paragraph in the Pac-12 press release issued Thursday.

Quincy Pondexter, Washington (2007-10) - Quincy Pondexter finished fifth all-time in scoring at Washington with 1,786 points while recording six 30-point games and thirty 20-point games. The two-time team captain also reached double-digit scoring 75 times and totaled 15 double-doubles in his 136 career games. Pondexter posted 10 games with 20 points and 10 rebounds, second only to Jon Brockman, who preceded Pondexter in the Pac-12 Hall of Honor in 2015. Pondexter helped UW to a 64-12 record at Alaska Airlines Arena during his career, equaling the most wins at home by a UW player. The Fresno, Calif., native enjoyed a dominant senior season in 2009-10, leading the Huskies in scoring, rebounding and free throw percentage to earn first team All-Pac-10 and Pac-10 All-Tournament team honors. At the time, his five Pac-10 Player of the Week honors were a conference record. Additionally, he was among the leaders in the Pac-10 in several statistical categories including points per game (19.3, third), rebounds per game (7.4, third), field goal percentage (52.8, sixth), free throw percentage (82.7, sixth) and offensive rebounds (3.0, third). Pondexter was the No. 26 pick in the first round of the 2010 NBA Draft and has played for Memphis and New Orleans during his five-year career.

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