Pac-10 Capsules

Washington
Coach: Lorenzo Romar (9th year, 264-179 overall record)
Last season: 26-10, Won in Pac-10 Tournament; Lost in Sweet Sixteen, NCAA Tournament
Starters: G Isaiah Thomas (16.9 ppg, 3.2 apg), G Venoy Overton (8.6 ppg, 3.1 apg), F Justin Holiday (5.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg), F Matthew Bryan-Amaning (8.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg), C Aziz N’Diaye (redshirt)
Key Additions: F Terrence Ross, N’Dyiaye, G C.J. Wilcox
Key Losses: F Quincy Pondexter
Head Coach Lorenzo Romar: “There’s not a question to me, there’s not a clear-cut favorite to win this league. I think there are enough teams out there to challenge for the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 spot. I don’t think there’s any doubt. I think it’s going to be a wild season.”

Arizona
Coach: Sean Miller (2nd year, 136-62 overall record)
Last season: 16-15, lost in first round of Pac-10 Tournament; Did not make postseason tournament
Starters: G Lamont Jones (6.6 ppg, 1.8 rpg), G Kyle Fogg (11.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg), F Jamelle Horne (9.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg), F Derrick Williams (15.7 ppg, 7.1 rpg), C Kyryl Natyazhko (1.9 ppg, 2.0 rpg)
Key Additions: G Daniel Bejarano, G Jordin Mayes, F Jesse Perry
Key Losses: G Nic Wise, F Jamelle Horne
Head Coach Sean Miller: “We had a very low beginning point, even though our season, generally speaking, at 16-15 was one to build on. We didn’t establish some great moments. I hope as we return into our second year, we’re better comprehensively.”

UCLA
Coach: Ben Howland (8th year, 334-171 overall record)
Last season: 14-18, lost in second round, Pac-10 Tournament; Did not make postseason tournament
Starters: G Lazeric Jones (Junior College), G Malcolm Lee (12.1 ppg, 3.1 apg), F Tyler Honeycutt (7.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg), F Reeves Nelson (11.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg), C Joshua Smith (High School)
Key Additions: Jones, Smith, SF Tyler Lamb, SG Matt Carlino
Key Losses: SG Michael Roll, PF Nikola Dragovic
Head Coach Ben Howland: “We expect to be much better than we were a year ago. Having some guys who had some experience, even though it was a tough experience, I like that nucleus. I like our team. The big key for us is to stay healthy, and that’s something we have to work to do.”

Arizona State
Coach: Herb Sendek (5th year, 330-214 record)
Last season: 22-11, lost in first round, Pac-10 Tournament; Lost In first round, National Invitational Tournament
Starters: G Jamelle McMillan (6.6 ppg, 2.8 apg), G Ty Abbott (12.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg), G Trent Lockett (6.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg), F Rihards Kuksiks (12.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg), C Ruslan Pateev (2.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg)
Key Additions: F Keala King, G Corey Hawkins, G Brandon Dunson
Key Losses: G Derek Glasser, F Eric Boateng
Senior guard Ty Abbott: “Why not? Why can’t it be us? And that’s how we felt last year, and that’s how we’ll feel every year. We’re a team that will work hard, and at the end of the day, we’re going to be right there.”

Washington State
Coach: Ken B (2nd year, 351-182 overall record)
Last season: 14-18, lost in first round, Pac-10 Tournament; Did not make postseason tournament
Starters: G Reggie Moore (12.7 ppg, 4.2 apg), G Klay Thompson (19.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg), G Marcus Capers (6.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg), F Abe Lodwick (2.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg), F DeAngelo Casto (10.7 ppg, 7.0 rpg)
Key Additions: G Andre Winston, F Dexter Kernich-Drew
Key Losses: F Nikola Koprivica
Head Coach Ken Bone: “We lost one senior, and we have a lot of guys back who got game experience last year, and good game experience. We finished 10th, but it’s not like we were too far out of it. We were two games out of fifth.”

USC
Coach: Kevin O’Neill (2nd year, 204-208 overall record)
Last season: 16-14, Ineligible for postseason
Starters: PG Maurice Jones (High School), SG Bryce Jones (High School), SF Marcus Simmons (3.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg), F Alex Stepheson (8.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg), C Nikola Vucevic (10.7 ppg, 9.4 rpg)
Key Additions: M. Jones, B. Jones, G Jio Fontan
Key Losses: F Dwight Lewis, G Mike Gerrity
Head Coach Kevin O’Neill: “The players raised me up every day. They made it easy. They were great. They were positive in their approach, determined in their efforts, stayed together as a group, and although disappointed (about the postseason ban), they weren’t deflated totally. It was one of the more gratifying years I’ve ever had in coaching.”

Cal
Coach: Mike Montgomery (3rd year, 593-266 overall record)
Last season: 24-11, lost in championship game, Pac-10 Tournament; Lost in second round, NCAA Tournament
Starters: G Jorge Gutierrez (5.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg), G Gary Franklin Jr. (High School), F Allen Crabbe (High School), F Harper Kamp (injured), C Markuri Sanders-Frison (3.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg)
Key Additions: Franklin, Crabbe, F Richard Solomon
Key Losses: G Jerome Randle, G Jamal Boykin, F Theo Robertson, F Patrick Christopher
Head Coach Mike Montgomery: “There’s a lot of uncertainty for most of us. If you have two juniors or seniors, guys who are proven scorers, that gives you a leg up on most of the people. I like our players, but their freshmen. You don’t know what they’re going to do. There’s a lot of that going on.”

Oregon State
Coach: Craig Robinson (3rd year, 62-64 overall record)
Last season: 14-18, lost in first round, Pac-10 Tournament; Lost in first round, CBI Tournament
Starters: G Jared Cunningham (6.2 ppg, 2.0 rpg), G Calvin Haynes (12.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg), G Lathen Wallace (5.3 ppg, 1.5 rpg), F Omari Johnson (4.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg), C Joe Burton (4.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg)
Key Additions: G Ahmad Starks, G Roberto Nelson, F Eric Moreland, F Chris Brown
Key Losses: F Seth Tarver, F Roeland Schaftenaar
Head Coach Craig Robinson: “We’re still in a position that we don’t know who we are yet. We spend most of our time focused on ourselves. We have four seniors, two of whom have started most of their careers, and now we’re bringing in the cavalry, we like to call it.”

Stanford
Coach: Johnny Dawkins (3rd year, 34-32 record)
Last season: 14-18, lost in second round, Pac-10 Tournament; Did not make postseason tournament
Starters: G Jarrett Mann (5.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg), G Jeremy Green (16.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg), F Jack Trotter (6.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg), F Andrew Zimmerman (4.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg), F/C Josh Owens (injured)
Key Additions: F Dwight Powell, G/F Anthony Brown
Key Losses: F Landry Fields
Head Coach Johnny Dawkins: “For us there’s a lot of newness. We had nine players who did not participate with us last season. … We feel very excited that we’re gaining traction and headed in the right direction.”

Oregon
Coach: Dana Altman (1st year, 410-243 overall record)
Last season: 16-16, lost in second round, Pac-10 Tournament; Did not make postseason tournament
Starters: G Malcolm Armstead (10.3 ppg, 4.3 apg), G E.J. Singler (6.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg), G Teondre Williams (6.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg) F Joevan Catron (5.5 pppg, 5.8 rpg), F Jeremy Jacob (7.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg)
Key Additions: G Jay-R Strowbridge, F Tyrone Nared, G Johnathan Loyd
Key Losses: G TaJuan Porter, F Matt Humphrey, G Jamil Wilson
Head Coach Dana Altman: “I had been at Creighton 16 years. … Reached the point in my career that I was going to make a move or finish up at Creighton. … I really thought Oregon had a lot of upside and had an opportunity to be something special.”

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  • Q

    so Laz Jones officially named starter? wow

  • Mario DiLeo

    FWIW, Wash. State is the only team that returns THREE starters that averaged double figures in scoring while UCLA and Arizona returns two…

  • Mario DiLeo

    FWIW, Wash. State is the only team that returns three starters who averaged double figures in scoring while UCLA and Arizona return two starters averaging 10+ PPG…

  • MaltBaa

    FWIW, Wash. State is the only team that returns THREE starters that averaged double figures in scoring while UCLA and Arizona return two players who scored more than nine points a game