Yesterday, we released our preseason All-Pac-12 teams. Today, we take a look at some niche teams based on a certain characteristic that makes a player stand out. You won’t see these categories on the official Pac-12 season awards release at the end of the season, but they’re fun to think about nonetheless.
- Shabazz Muhammad (Fr., Guard/Forward, UCLA) – 15 votes
- Nick Johnson (So., Guard, Arizona) – 11
- Carlos Emory (Sr., Forward, Oregon) – 11
- André Roberson (Jr., Forward, Colorado) – 11
- Eric Moreland (So., Forward, Oregon State) – 8
Reasoning for a squad like this is done best by highlights, so here are your explanations for Muhammad, Johnson, Emory, Moreland and Roberson. Click on the individual name to see some thrilling dunks for each candidate.
- Chasson Randle (So., Guard, Stanford) – 17
- Allen Crabbe (Jr., Guard, Cal) – 14
- C.J. Wilcox (Jr., Guard, Washington) – 10
- Spencer Dinwiddie (So., Guard, Colorado) – 6
- Aaron Bright (Jr., Guard, Stanford) – 4
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Stanford, the leader in the Pac-12 in three-point field goal percentage as a team, would have two representatives on the all-shooter team. Chasson Randle, who highlights this group, drained seven threes in the first half of a Pac-12 Tournament game against Arizona State last year and is the leading returnee in three-point field goal accuracy in the Pac-12. Expect C.J. Wilcox to have a big year in 2012-13, as he is a guy who has the potential to be close to a 50 percent three-point shooter with such a deadly stroke.