Pac12 Basketball Preview: NBA Prospects and Power Rankings

Conference by conference, I’ll be conducting these mini-guides for you die-hard college basketball fans or NBA Draft enthusiasts. I will rank these teams 1-12 and highlight their potential NBA or professional prospects in the process.

Disclaimer: This doesn’t mean every prospect on here is a lock for the 2021 NBA Draft, but rather if they are on the NBA radar for the next couple years or have high-level overseas professional potential upon graduation.

I believe UCLA, Arizona State and Oregon are all top 25 teams, with Stanford, Arizona and Colorado somewhere in the top 30-45 range. USC and Washington are sleeper tournament teams, and Utah should be competitive as well. Even the bottom feeders should be better than your typical bottom of the Pac teams in a standard year. This conference is deep and I expect there to be anywhere from 5-7 teams in the Big Dance.

*minimum of two prospects ranked for each team

1.UCLA:

Potential NBA/Pro Prospects:

F- Chris Smith, G/F- Jaime Jaquez, G/F- Johnny Juzang, F/C Jalen Hill, G- Tyger Campbell, G- Jaylen Clark

2. Arizona State:

Potential NBA/Pro Prospects:

G- Joshua Christopher, F- Marcus Bagley, G- Remy Martin, G- Alonzo Verge, F- Taeshon Cherry, F- Pavlo Dziuba

3. Oregon:

Potential NBA/Pro Prospects:

SG- Will Richardson, G/F- Chris Duarte, C- N’Faly Dante, PG- Jalen Terry, G-Amauri Hardy, F- Eugene Omoruyi, G/F- L.J. Figueroa (waiting on transfer waiver)

4. Stanford:

Potential NBA/Pro Prospects:

F- Ziaire Williams-F, G/F- Spencer Jones, F/C- Oscar Da Silva, G- Daejon Davis, G- Noah Taitz, G- Michael O’Connell

5. Arizona:

Potential NBA/Pro Prospects:

F- Azuolas Tubelis, G- James Akinjo, G- Kerr Kriisa, G/F- Ben Mathurin, G/F Dalen Terry, C- Christian Koloko, F/C Jordan Brown, C- Daniel Batcho

6. Colorado:

Potential NBA/Pro Prospects:

PG- McKinley Wright, G/F- D’Shawn Schwartz, F- Evan Battey, G- Dominique Clifford

7. USC:

Potential NBA/Pro Prospects:

F/C- Evan Mobley, F/C- Isaiah Mobley, G- Ethan Anderson, G- Noah Baumann

8. Washington:

Potential NBA/Pro Prospects:

G/F- Naz Carter, G- Quade Green, G- Raequan Battle

9. Utah:

Potential NBA/Pro Prospects:

G/F- Timmy Allen, G- Rylan Jones, G- Alfonso Plummer, G- Ian Martinez

10. California

Potential NBA/Pro Prospects:

G- Matt Bradley, F- Grant Anticevich, F- Monty Bowser

11. Washington State

Potential NBA/Pro Prospects:

G- Isaac Bonton, F- Tony Miller, F- Andrej Jakimovski, F- Carlos Rosario

12. Oregon State

Potential NBA/Pro Prospects:

G- Ethan Thompson, G- Zach Reichle

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