I honestly think that – despite all of the talent in the Pac-12 – Spencer and my First Team All-Conference Team would be, at best, a bubble team. Listen to agree with our selecting ineptitude. That said, our team would certainly have Delon Wright on it. No questions asked. It’s maybe not the best team, but it’s a really hard choice!
The Table: (but really our notes on awards which are incomplete and scatter brained)
PG: Chasson Randle, Jahii Carson, Justin Cobbs
SG: Nick Johnson, C.J. Wilcox
SF: Aaron Gordon, Delon Wright, Josh huestis
PF: Dwight Powell, Jordan Loveridge, Kyle Anderson
C: Kaleb, Josh Scott, Richard Solomon
Newcomer of the Year:
Larry Krystkowiak (**We admittedly didn’t discuss him on the podcast)
Game of the Year:
Oregon @ UCLA (the wears almost do it game)
Arizona @ Cal (the cobbs game)
Oregon @ Utah (the dunk game)
Utah @ Colorado?
Arizona @ UCLA
Arizona @ ASU
Oregon @ ASU
ASU @ Cal
Arizona @ Stanford
UCLa @ Stanford
Performance of the Year:
40 by Jahii (<thought about that but non-con)
AG 19 and 16.
The “Brock Motum” Aussie of the Year:
Name of the Year:
5 thoughts on “WANE: End of the Year Awards”
Solomon should not be on the first team. Too inconsistent. One great game, then three bad ones. Joseph Young should be on this team ahead of Wilcox. LaVine should not be ahead of Young and Marshall for newcomer of the year. Moser over Huestis at SF.
I agree. Richard is far too inconsistent to be a First Teamer. He’s in the conversation – and certainly will be on the Pac-12’s 10-man team. I can see an argument either way for Young and Wilcox but the more I think about it, how did we so quickly not include Jahii? He’s ridiculous. Ri-quick-ulous even.
LaVine isn’t ahead of those guys, those lists were just our notes. Also, we took the approach of not having a FOY award for no great reason but we didn’t include. So Freshmen were making that list. We ultimately chose Jermaine Marshall as our Newcomer of the Year because I think he had the greatest impact on his team amongst newcomers. Young is no slouch in that department but Marshall gets my vote.
After watching Oregon State in person last week at Pauley and last evening vs UA, I’m convinced Eric Moreland is a deep, under the radar, future pro. Is there any way UCLA can replace the Wear twins with Moreland and Huestis?? – I’d really like our chances of hanging banner number twelve. Speaking of swapping out parts – can you imagine the Cats with Wilcox on the wing? How about Bachynski on Oregon?
My All Pac-12 Team:
Kyle Anderson (POY), Joeseph Young, Nick Johnson, Jahii Carson, Jordan Adams, Jordan Bachynski, Delon Wright, CJ Wilcox, Roberto Nelson and Aaron Gordon.
Very disappointed in Cal. They’ve, likely, played their way off the NCAA bubble. As much credit as Mike Montgomery gets, he deserves a fair share of the blame for the Bears implosion. Taking a look at the parts – Cal and Oregon State have the players. Both teams seem to lose the same way, Cal way too passive on both ends to begin games and OSU plays with zero discipline and throws away too many possesions. Looking forward to Vegas next week.
I nominate you, Marc, to be the Pac-12’s GM. Trades abound.
This might be worth a post on its own but I’m just going to list the Pac-12 guards, the majority of whom WON”T make an All-Conference team: Roberto Nelson, CJ Wilcox, Nigel WIlliams-Goss, Andrew Andrews, DaVonte Lacy, Chasson Randle, Ty Wallace, Justin Cobbs, Jordan Adams, Zach LaVine, Bryce Alford, Norman Powell, Kyle Anderson, TJ McConnell, Nick Johnson, Jahii Carson, Jermaine Marshall, Pe’Shon Howard, Byron Wesley.
NOTE: This notes were just a blueprint for our discussion. There is certainly no rhyme or reason to the order listed, you are going to have to listen to find out who we chose!
ANOTHER NOTE: These notes really shouldn’t have been published but it was a long episode and neither of us had time at work yesterday to do the table of contents. We are going to try and get interns in the future. Apply now!