Joseph Hovey | Posted: 8 Jun 2021 | Updated: 8 Nov 2021

Harding, Harward, Knell receive WCC All-Academic honors

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2021 WCC All-Academic Selections

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Connor Harding, Richard Harward and Trevin Knell were recognized for their success on and off the court when the West Coast Conference released its 2021 All-Academic honors on Wednesday.

Harding and Knell were both named to the WCC All-Academic Team and Harward was selected as Academic Honorable Mention.

This season Knell achieved a 3.55 GPA as a pre-business major in the classroom, while establishing himself as a 3-point sharpshooter on the hardwood. The sophomore from Woods Cross, Utah finished the season with the WCC’s third-best 3-point shooting percentage at .403. Knell recorded a career-high 20 points in the WCC Tournament Championship Game against Gonzaga on March 9.

Harding held a 3.31 GPA in entrepreneurial management, while coming off the bench to average 5.4 points-per-game and shooting 40.3 percent from the field for the Cougars last season. The junior guard from Pocatello, Idaho scored a career-high 17 points as he helped BYU defeat rival Utah in an 82-64 win on Dec. 12. This marks the second-straight season Harding has been named academic all-conference.

Harward posted a 3.21 GPA as a Psychology major in his first season of action for the Cougars. The junior center from Orem, Utah distinguished himself as a physical force in the paint, averaging 6.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game while shooting 60.2 percent from the field. Harward recorded one of his two double-doubles on the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds in a crucial road win over San Francisco on Jan. 16.

2020-21 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball All-Academic Team

Name School Class GPA Major
Connor Harding BYU Jr. 3.31 Entrepreneurial Management
Corey Kispert Gonzaga Sr. 3.79 Business Administration
Trevin Knell BYU So. 3.55 Pre-Business
Tommy Kuhse Saint Mary's Gr. 3.61 Business Administration
Matthias Markusson LMU Gr. 4.00 MS Educational Studies
Damari Milstead San Francisco Jr. 3.73 Management
Josh Parrish San Diego Gr. 4.00 Leadership Studies
Dzmitry Ryuny San Francisco Jr. 3.73 Management
Khalil Shabazz San Francisco Jr. 3.22 Communications
Jonas Visser San Francisco So.  4.00 Entrepreneurship

Honorable Mention

Name School
Richard Harward BYU
Jervay Green Pacific
Daniss Jenkins Pacific
Jahbril Price-Noel Pacific
Taavi Jurkatamm San Francisco
Frankie Hughes San Diego
Vladimir Pinchuk San Diego

BYU Men's Basketball All-Time WCC Academic Honors

Year Name Class
2020-21 Trevin Knell Sophomore
2020-21 Connor Harding Junior
2020-21 Richard Harward (HM) Junior
2019-20 TJ Haws Senior
2019-20 Connor Harding Sophomore
2018-19 Luke Worthington Senior
2018-19 TJ Haws Junior
2017-18 Luke Worthington (HM) Junior
2017-18 TJ Haws Sophomore
2016-17 Braiden Shaw (HM) Sophomore
2016-17 Davin Guinn Junior
2016-17 Eric Mika Sophomore
2015-16 Kyle Davis Junior
2014-15 Luke Worthington Sophomore
2011-12 Craig Cusick Junior


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