The PAC’s Finest 12

As of late, the PAC-12 has struggled as a conference in regards to tournament success. However, by no means does this imply that the PAC-12 was not a strong conference back in the day. From UCLA to Arizona, the PAC-12 has offered a competitive style of play that has produced a strong set of players as well. Without further ado, let’s begin the PAC’s Finest 12 of all time. 

Kevin Love

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  1. Kevin Love – UCLA

Stats: 17.5 PPG, 10.6 RPG, 1.9 APG, 1.4 BPG

Years Played: 2007-2008

Accolades/Accomplishments: 2007-2008 All-PAC-12 First Team, 2007-2008 PAC-10 Rookie and Player of the Year, 2007-2008 All-American First Team

  1. Walt Hazzard – UCLA

Stats: 16.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG

Years Played: 1961-1964

Accolades/Accomplishments: 2-Time All-PAC-12 First Team, 1963-1964 Helms Player of the Year and USBWA Player of the Year, 1963-1964 All American First Team

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  1. James Harden – Arizona State

Stats: 19 PPG, 1.9 SPG, 3.7 APG

Years Played: 2007-2009

Accolades/Accomplishments: Two Time All-PAC-10 First Team, 2008-2009 PAC-10 Player of the Year, 2008-2009 Consensus All-American First Team

  1. Reggie Miller – UCLA

Stats: 17.2 PPG, 1.3 SPG, 43% 3P%

Years Played: 1983-1987

Accolades/Accomplishments: 1984-1985 NIT Most Valuable Player, Two Time All-PAC-12 First Team, 1987 PAC-12 Tournament MVP

  1. Mel Counts – Oregon State

Stats: 22.2 PPG, 15.4 RPG

Years Played: 1961-1964

Accolades/Accomplishments: Played in Multiple NBA Finals Series

  1. Bill Walton – UCLA

Stats: 20.3 PPG, 15.7 RPG, 5.5 APG

Years Played: 1971-1974

Accolades/Accomplishments: 3 Time All-PAC-12 First Team, 3 Time All American First Team, 3 Time Naismith and Rupp Award Winner, 1972-1974 3 Time All Tournament Team

  1. Gail Goodrich – UCLA

Stats: 19 PPG, 4.7 RPG

Years Played: 1962-1965

Accolades/Accomplishments: 2 Time All-PAC-12 First Team, 1964-1965 Helms Player of the Year, 1964-1965 Consensus All American First Team, 2 Time All Tournament Team

  1. Marques Johnson – UCLA

Stats: 14.4 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 21.4 PPG on his final year

Years Played: 1973-1977

Accolades/Accomplishments: 2 Time All-PAC-12 First Team, 1966-1967 Consensus All American First Team, 1966-1967 Player of the Year (AP, Helms, NABC, Naismith, PAC-8, Rupp, Sporting News, UPI, Wooden Award)

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  1. Sean Elliott – Arizona

Stats: 19.2 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 3.4 APG, 42.8 3P%

Years Played: 1985-1989

Accolades/Accomplishments: 3 Time All-PAC-12 First Team, 1988-1989 Player of the Year (AP, NABC, PAC-10, Rupp, Wooden Award), 1989 PAC-12 Tournament MVP

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  1. Jason Kidd – California

Stats: 14.9 PPG, 3.5 SPG, 8.4 APG, 5.9 RPG

Years Played: 1992-1994

Accolades/Accomplishments: 1992-1993 PAC-12 Rookie of the Year, 2 Time All-PAC-12 First Team, 1993-1994 Consensus All American First Team

  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – UCLA

Stats: 26.4 PPG, 15.5 RPG

Years Played: 1966-1969

Accolades/Accomplishments: 3 Time All-PAC-12 and Consensus All-American First Team, 3 Time Player of the Year, 3 Time NCAA All Tournament Team

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  1. Gary Payton – Oregon State

Stats: 18.1 PPG, 7.8 APG, 2.7 SPG

Years Played: 1986-1990

Accolades/Accomplishments: Leads PAC-12 in Total Assists in Career, 1986-1987 PAC-12 Defensive Player of the Year, 3 Time All-PAC-12 First Team, 2 Time All-PAC-12 Tournament First Team

 

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