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Pac-12 Conference 2022 Preview

Making our way through the power 5 conferences. Now a little West Coast love with the Pac-12.


2021 Records


Arizona Wildcats

HEAD COACH Tommy Lloyd (2nd Season)
HOME COURT McKale Memorial Center (14,644)


BENN MATHURIN (17.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.5 apg)
CHRISTIAN KOLOKO (12.6 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.8 bpg)
DALEN TERRY (8.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.9 apg)
JUSTIN KIER (6.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.2 apg)


COURTNEY RAMEY (transfer, Texas)
CEDRIC HENDERSON (transfer, Campbell)
KYLAN BOSWELL (freshman, Compass Prep)
DYLAN ANDERSON (freshman, Perry HS)
FILIP BOROVICANIN (freshman, Serbia)
HENRI VEESAAR (freshman, Estonia)

You are going to hear that a lot of people were suprised with Arizona last year. I was not, I knew coach Llyod would be able to get those guys to buy in, the former Gonzaga assistant really know how to recruit too! No question this team is dancing, but I do have them behind UCLA in the conference. This team has some key returnees who won at a high level last season, and the Wildcats added veteran perimeter transfers alongside some size and talent in the freshmen class.

Arizona State Sun Devils

HEAD COACH Bobby Hurley (8th Season)
HOME COURT Desert Financial Arena (14,100)


JAY HEATH (10.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.8 apg)
MARREON JACKSON (10.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.7 apg)
KIMANI LAWRENCE (10.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 0.9 bpg)
JALEN GRAHAM (9.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 0.9 pbg)


DESMOND CAMBRIDGE (transfer, Nevada)
WARREN WASHINGTON (transfer, Nevada)
DEVAN CAMBRIDGE (transfer, Auburn)
FRANKIE COLLINS (transfer, Michigan)
AUSTIN NUNEZ (freshman, Wagner HS)
DUKE BRENNAN (freshman, Hilldcrest Prep)

I really do not have high hopes for this ASU team in which only one of the team’s top five scorers returns — and could wind up coming off the bench. Not to mention I am not sure if Coach Hurley makes it through the year if they start losing. I guess if everyone accepts their roles, this team could be decent. I am just not seeing it. I would say the middle of the conference at best, most likely not dancing.


California Golden Bears

HEAD COACH Mark Fox (4th Season)
HOME COURT Haas Pavilion (11, 877)


JORDAN SHEPHERD (14.6 ppg, 2.3 apg, 1.2 spg)
ANDRE KELLY (13.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 0.6 bpg)
GRANT ANTICEVICH (9.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.0 apg)
MAKALE FOREMAN (4.1 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 0.8 apg)


DEVIN ASKEW (transfer, Texas)
DEJUAN CLAYTON (transfer, Hartford)
ND OKAFOR (freshman, NBA Academy Latin America)
GRANT NEWELL (freshman, IMG Academy, FL)

If Devin Askew lives up to the expectations maybe Cal is decent, but I am not seeing it. Not only have they won much over the last few year, even this year they do not have much offense at all.

Not even close to dancing if you ask me.


Colorado Buffaloes

HEAD COACH Tad Boyle (13th Season)
HOME COURT CU Events Center (11,064)


JABARI WALKER (14.6 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.2 apg)
EVAN BATTEY (12.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.2 apg)
K. BARTHELEMY (11.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.4 apg)
ELI PARQUET (6.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.4 apg)


ETHAN WRIGHT (transfer, Princeton)
JALEN GABBIDON (transfer, Yale)
J’VONNE HADLEY (transfer, Indian Hills CC)
JOE HURLBURT (freshman, Enderlin HS)
RJ SMITH (freshman, Damien HS)

After losing so much, I think we can expect Colorado to take a little step back. I think Da Silva and Simpson need to be all-league players, and that is just a ton to ask. I am sure they will play well at home, but I do have them missing the dance.


Oregon Ducks

HEAD COACH Dana Altman (13th Season)
HOME COURT Matthew Knight Arena (12,364)


JACOB YOUNG (12.0 ppg, 3.4 apg, 1.3 spg)
DE’VION HARMON (10.8 ppg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 spg)
ERIC WILLIAMS (8.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.1 spg)
FRANCK KEPNANG (4.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.2 bpg)


JERMAINE COUISNARD (transfer, South Carolina)
KEESHAWN BARTHELEMY (transfer, Colorado)
TYRONE WILLIAMS (transfer, Grayson County College)
BRENNAN RIGSBY (transfer, Northwest Florida State)
KEL’EL WARE (freshman, North Little Rock HS)

I am sure the Ducks will be much better this year. Coach Altman is very good at his job, and I expect him to get things back on track. Remember he’s taken the Ducks to a Final Four, an Elite Eight and three more Sweet 16 berths. Here is a quote from Coach.

“We should be extremely versatile and be able to play a lot of different lineups in a lot of different ways. We can go small with four guards, or we can go big with a couple of 7-footers.” —Dana Altman. Ducks for sure dancing, and have the talent and coaching to make a deep run.


Oregon State Beavers

HEAD COACH Wayne Tinkle (9th Season)
HOME COURT Gill Coliseum (9,604)


JAROD LUCAS (13.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.2 apg)
DASHAWN DAVIS (10.9 ppg, 5.5 apg, 1.4 spg)
WARITH ALATISHE (9.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.1 spg)
MAURICE CALLOO (8.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 0.5 spg)
ROMAN SILVA (8.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 0.7 bpg)
AHMAD RAND (5.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.1 bpg)


CHRISTIAN WRIGHT (transfer, Georgia)
DZMITRY RYUNY (transfer, San Francisco)
JUSTIN ROCHELIN (transfer, Arizona State)
JORDAN POPE (freshman, Prolific Prep)
TYLER BILODEAU (freshman, Kamlakin HS)
NICK KRASS (freshman, St. Patrick Catholic HS)
JAYDEN STEVENS (freshman, Gonzaga Prep)
MICHAEL RATAJ (freshman, Germany)

This is a very young team. Hard to think they will be making any noise. Onnly 2 juniors the rest all Freshman and Sophmores. Give this team a year or two before it is good.


Stanford Cardinal

HEAD COACH Jerod Haase (7th Season)
HOME COURT Maples Pavilion (7,233)


JAIDEN DELAIRE (10.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.1 apg)
NOAH TAITZ (4.5 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.7 apg)


MICHAEL JONES (transfer, Davidson)
J. THOMPSON (freshman, So. Cal. Academy)
RYAN AGARWAL (freshman, Coppell HS)