University of Colorado senior guard Dominique Collier was named the 2017-18 Co-Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year by a vote of league coaches, the conference announced on Monday.
Collier is the third Buffalo to win one of the Pac-12’s yearly honors, joining Andre Roberson, the 2012-13 Defensive Player of the Year, and George King, the 2015-16 Most Improved Player of the year. He shares the award with Arizona State freshman guard Remy Martin.
This is the Pac-12’s inaugural Sixth Man of the Year Award. One former Buffalo has a similar honor on his resume. Levi Knutson was the Co-Big 12 Conference Sixth Man of the Year in 2010-11.
A native of Denver, Collier came off the bench for 16 of 18 Pac-12 contests, averaging 8.0 points and 1.6 assists while shooting 48 percent from 3-point range during league play. He ranked second in the Pac-12 in 3-point accuracy during conference games hitting on 29 of 60 from long range.
Collier scored in double-figures eight times during the regular season, with six of those games coming during Pac-12 action. He averaged 12.5 points and shot 64 percent from the field in Colorado’s back-to-back upsets of No. 4/6 Arizona State and No. 14/16 Arizona on Jan. 4 & 6.
Overall on the season, Collier ranks second on the team in assists (43) and 3-point field goals (39) while averaging 7.3 points in just under 20 minutes per game. He is 14th in the Pac-12 in 3-point shooting at 39.0 percent.
Colorado, 16-14 overall, is the eighth seed at the 2018 Pac-12 Tournament and will play ninth-seeded Arizona State in a first round game on Wednesday, March 7, at 1 p.m. MT, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.