"I can't be upset. Congratulations to Deonte Burton. Nevada won the conference regular season. From the coaches opinions, they feel as though he is the player of the year. ... I would be lying to say that it wasn't something that I expected. I worked hard this past offseason and feel as though I showed improvements in certain areas. I was looking forward to it, but it happens. ... If I needed this as motivation, I'm in the wrong profession for the simple fact that it's the WAC Tournament with the tournament on the line, with my teammates. That's enough motivation."
"Just to show that I'm supposed to be there and all of the hard work that I did. I'm glad that they put me on there."
On being left off the all-defensive team
"I didn't really think about it but when I saw it, I thought I could have been on that team. That's what I pride myself on and I wasn't rewarded for that."
"You can use all of that as motivation. Me and Wendell can use that as motivation going forward. I talked to him a little bit over the internet. I just told him to keep your head up and we could use that as motivation and I think that can be key for us as a team as well."
"It's how the coaches vote and I'm just going to roll with the coaches vote. It's a tough thing when you feel like he might actually be the best player. But he didn't get that Player of the Year award because typically coaches vote on who is successful and Nevada is 13-1 so they will usually defer to the best player on the best team."
On Mullings and Laroche
"Again, coaches have their different logic for why they do what they do. I think Player of the Year is a common theme. Coaches try to be fair. It's about the kids at the end of the day. Daniel made a team and Hernst made a team so where these accolades distributed according to the category? Probably not but the wealth was spread quite evenly. There will be some discussions on that when coaches get together for our meetings. That's one of the topics we will discuss."