2012 Pac-12 All-Conference TeamPosted by AMurawa on March 5th, 2012
With conference play now over, we’ve got a couple of days here to look back on the regular season before we turn our sights on to postseason play. Today, we name our All-Pac-12 team, tomorrow we’ll hand out our postseason awards (Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, etc.), and then later tomorrow we’ll start looking forward to the Pac-12 Tournament.
G: Jared Cunningham, Jr, Oregon State (18.2 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 2.6 SPG): Cunningham goes in the book as the conference’s leading scorer this year, while also finishing as the runaway leader in steals. His numbers tailed off a bit as the season wore on, but Cunningham’s ability to get to the hoop and his ever-improving jump shot made him one of the toughest checks in the conference. Throw in the ability to make the spectacular play defensively, and Cunningham is one of the most well-rounded players in the conference.
- G: Jorge Gutierrez, Sr, California (13.0 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 4.1 APG): Gutierrez may not be the most naturally gifted basketball player you’ll ever watch, but he certainly puts in plenty of extra work to try to make up the gap. Diving after loose balls, pestering his opponent on defense, and doing whatever is needed offensively may have earned Gutierrez plenty of jeers from opposing student sections, but it has also earned him the respect of basketball fans all up and down the West Coast.
- G: Devoe Joseph, Sr, Oregon (16.8 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 2.9 APG): Joseph didn’t gain his eligibility until the Ducks’ seventh game, but he didn’t need much time to get comfortable, stepping right into Dana Altman’s game plan without skipping a beat. Only once did he fail to score in double figures this year, and he just kept getting better, averaging 17.7 points per game in conference play and seemingly making tougher and tougher shots with every passing game. While his eligibility in Eugene has only amounted to 24 games so far, he’s already put his stamp on the Duck program.
- F: Brock Motum, Jr, Washington State (17.8 PPG, 6.6 RPG): While a 7-11 conference record was not what Cougar fans had in mind, Motum can certainly not be blamed. The junior exploded into a go-to role this season, more than doubling his scoring, rebounding and assist numbers over last year, and scoring in double figures in all but two of WSU games. And he just kept getting better as the season wore on, averaging 20.7 points per game in conference play and over 23 points a night since the start of February.
- F: Terrence Ross, Soph, Washington (15.3 PPG, 6.6 RPG): Ross scored in double figures in 27 of 30 games, while also providing a big presence on the glass, registering six double-doubles. He also emerged as the Huskies’ closer, taking over down the stretch in games against Washington State, UCLA and Arizona to help his team win the regular season title.
- G: Justin Cobbs, So, California (13.0 PPG, 5.0 APG, 2.7 RPG)
- G: Kyle Fogg, Sr, Arizona (13.2 PPG, 3.8 RPG)
- G: Tony Wroten Jr., Fr, Washington (16.3 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 3.7 APG)
- F: Andre Roberson, So, Colorado (11.2 PPG, 11.2 RPG)
- F: E.J. Singler, Jr, Oregon (13.2 PPG, 5.5 RPG)