Arizona freshman Zeke Nnaji was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year today.
Nnaji is also a member of the top-10 watch list for the Karl Malone Award given to the nation’s best power forward. Nnaji is the 10th Freshman of the Year recipient from Arizona including the eighth freshman forward to win the honor for the Wildcats.
The Hopkins, Minn., native is averaging team bests of 16.3 points on 57.3 percent shooting and 8.6 rebounds, all of which rank top three among the Pac-12’s loaded freshmen class and top eight among NCAA Division I rookies. He is also pacing the Conference with 14 double-doubles, the third most nationally for a freshman.