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14 – In total, Pac-12 Men’s Basketball has 14 returning All-Conference, All-Defensive and All-Freshman Team performers, the most in the Pac-12 era. Among the 14 are five returning First Team All-Conference selections (the league’s most since 2007-08) as well as eight total returning All-Conference performers and four returning All-Defensive Team selections (the most since 2010-11):
#12 at #2 – Of the 31 games scheduled for the opening week of the 108th Pac-12 Men’s Basketball season, No. 12 ARIZONA’s trip to No. 2 Duke on Friday (4 p.m. PT, ESPN2) is the marquee matchup of the week.
9 – Pac-12 programs combined for nine top-50 signees, the most of any conference in the country.
6 – For the first time since in six seasons (2017), ARIZONA has been chosen the favorite to win the Pac-12 title in a polling of media which cover the league.
2 – The second year of the Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series tips off on opening week with four matchups:
PAC-12 IN NON-CONFERENCE
The 2023-24 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball 131-game non-conference slate will include:
PAC-12 AWARDS CANDIDATES
NAISMITH MEMORIAL HALL OF FAME AWARDS Watch Lists
Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Isaiah Collier, USC
Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Caleb Love, Arizona Boogie Ellis, USC
Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Jaylon Tyson, California
Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Keshad Johnson, Arizona Tristan da Silva, Colorado Adem Bona, UCLA
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Oumar Ballo, Arizona N’Faly Dante, Oregon Aday Mara, UCLA Branden Carlson, Utah
PAC-12 MEDIA PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE First Team Oumar Ballo, R-Sr., C, Arizona Adem Bona, So., F/C, UCLA Keion Brooks Jr., Gr., F, Washington Branden Carlson, Gr., C, Utah Isaiah Collier, Fr., G, USC N’Faly Dante, Sr., C, Oregon Tristan da Silva, Sr., F, Colorado Boogie Ellis, 5th, G, USC Spencer Jones, 5th, F, Stanford KJ Simpson, Jr., G, Colorado
Second Team Fardaws Aimaq, 6th, F, California Kylan Boswell, So., G, Arizona Kobe Johnson, Jr., G, USC Caleb Love, Sr., G, Arizona Jordan Pope, So., G, Oregon State
Honorable Mention Kwame Evans Jr. (Fr., ORE), Pelle Larsson (Sr., ARIZ), Aday Mara (Fr., UCLA), Cody Williams (Fr., COLO).
– Pac-12.com –