2015 Pre-Season All-Conference Ballot

Below you will find my submission to the Rush The Court Pac-12 All-Conference Voting. I’m not sold on this being a great Pac-12 but it isn’t 2012, either. Furthermore, run through that list of All-Conference performers. There’s plenty of heat in there. I had to keep Askia Booker, Shaq McKissic, Brandon Taylor, Andrew Andrews, Xavier Johnson, David Kravish, and other quality ball players off of that list. Nevertheless, here’s how I see things shaking out.

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Predicted standings

  1. Arizona
  2. Utah
  3. Stanford
  4. Colorado – This is the team that I think could finish anywhere from second to eighth. There are that many question marks.
  5. UCLA
  6. Cal
  7. Washington – Weird season in Seattle. There aren’t high expectations but there is reason for long term optimism. Still wrapping my mind around it. Probably needs more immediacy.
  8. Oregon
  9. USC
  10. ASU
  11. WSU
  12. OSU – Possibly the worst team amongst all high-majors.

All-conference team/POTY

  1. Chasson Randle – POTY
  2. Delon Wright – Will make a serious run at POY but I’m curious what his second year in the conference will look like. Anything better than 24% from distance could afford him POTY in a hurry.
  3. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
  4. Stanley Johnson
  5. DaVonte Lacy
  6. Norman Powell
  7. Josh Scott – Probably the most complete big man in the conference
  8. Joseph Young
  9. Brandon Ashley
  10. Kaleb Tarczewski
  11. TJ McConnell – You’re starting a team with one player in the conference, who might it be?
  12. Anthony Brown
  13. Nigel Williams-Goss
  14. Jabari Bird
  15. Jordan Loveridge – As mentioned, I’m not sold on him as a three. But

All-defensive team/DPOTY

  1. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson – DPOTY
  2. Delon Wright
  3. TJ McConnell
  4. Shaq McKissicRead up about this young man if you haven’t
  5. David Kravish
stanley johnson

Just don’t sell them.


  1. Stanley Johnson – FOTYHe’s a bully. A playground bully that’s bigger than the other kids, knows it, and isn’t bothered by it.
  2. Kevon Looney
  3. Reid Travis
  4. Donaven Dorsey –  An athletic wing playing for Lorenzo Romar? Yes please!
  5. Brekkot Chapman

Transfers (Juco or D-I)

  1. Robert Upshaw
  2. Isaac Hamilton – Probably better suited on the Freshman list but the whole UTEP thing and not fulfilling his NLI gets him on my Transfer List. Nevertheless, he probably has the most impact for a team with real tourney hopes.
  3. Katin Reinhardt
  4. [Oregon]
  5. [ASU]

 All-glue team

  1. Anthony Brown
  2. Wesley Gordon
  3. Ty Wallace – Was a breakout candidate a year ago and had a very sound sophomore campaign. What I think I learned was that he’s not necessarily an alpha guy, the player that will take over a game. Thus, he’s a top glue candidate.
  4. Que Johnson
  5. Nikola Jovanovic
  6. [Utah Front Court]


Most exciting players

  1. Rondae HollisJefferson –  #ShoulderShimmyThemPeople
  2. Delon Wright
  3. Chasson Randle
  4. Norman Powell
  5. Jordan McLaughlin – #GalenDunkCenter and so he’s gonna be making sweet plays.
  6. [One of the Oregon State open try-out kids]

Best dunkers

  1. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
  2. Norman Powell
  3. Stanley Johnson
  4. Jaron Hopkins
  5. [TBD USC Trojan]

Best shooters

  1. Anthony Brown – I’ve included Brown on numerous lists throughout these…lists. Anyhow, dude shot 45% from distance last year.
  2. Jabari Bird
  3. DaVonte Lacy
  4. Joseph Young
  5. Jonathan Gilling

Nikola lovin’ the fans

Breakout players

  1. Nikola Jovanovic – This PF/C finds himself in a position to be a free running big in a system that needs exactly that. He’s got the size to guard the position and the athleticism to run with the Galen Dunk Center.
  2. Jernard Jarreau
  3. Jabari Bird
  4. Anthony Brown – It’d be fair to question if he’s really a breakout candidate (2014: 112.8 Ortg, 18.4 usage). But he could absolutely blow up this year.
  5. Jordan Matthews

Five biggest question marks

  1. Askia Booker & life after The Mayor
  2. UCLA depth & cohesion
  3. Oregon’s mental state
  4. Utah the hunted
  5. Arizona jumpers

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