Andrew Nembhard, Gonzaga, WCC Tournament

CBB Review hands out awards for each conference tournament in 2022. Up next: The WCC Tournament.

Since 1998, Gonzaga has appeared in the WCC Tournament finals every single year. That didn’t change in 2022 and the result favored the Zags, However, this year’s West Coast Conference was far deeper than in past years, with Saint Mary’s and potentially San Francisco both putting forth NCAA Tournament resumes. The play on the court this week proved that.

CBB Review All-WCC Tournament Honorable Mentions

  • Alex Barcello, BYU – 20.0 PPG, 3.0 APG, 2.5 RPG, 1.0 SPG (2 games)
  • Drew Timme, Gonzaga – 16.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 3.0 APG (2 games)
  • Eli Scott, Loyola Marymount – 22.0 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.0 APG (2 games)
  • Fousseyni Traore, BYU – 15.5 PPG, 11.5 RPG, 1.5 SPG, 1.0 BPG (2 games)
  • Joe Quintana, Loyola Marymount – 21.5 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 2.0 SPG (2 games)
  • Josip Vrankic, Santa Clara – 20.0 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.0 BPG (2 games)
  • Logan Johnson, Saint Mary’s – 17.5 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.0 BPG (2 games)
  • Matthias Tass, Saint Mary’s – 15.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.0 APG (2 games)
  • Moses Wood, Portland – 18.5 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.5 APG (2 games)

CBB Review All-WCC Tournament First Team

  • Andrew Nembhard, Gonzaga – 18.0 PPG, 8.0 APG, 2.5 RPG, 1.0 SPG (2 games)
  • Jalen Williams, Santa Clara – 19.5 PPG, 6.0 APG, 3.0 RPG, 1.0 SPG, 1.0 BPG (2 games)
  • Khalil Shabazz, San Francisco – 24.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.5 SPG (2 games)
  • Tommy Kuhse, Saint Mary’s – 21.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.5 SPG (2 games)
  • Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga – 12.5 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 1.0 APG, 3.0 BPG, 2.5 SPG (2 games)

CBB Review WCC Tournament Most Outstanding Player

Andrew Nembhard, Gonzaga

It was really hard coming up with the All-WCC First Team, as Timme and Holmgren both had very quiet games offensively. Nembhard did not and because of that, earns this award. Nembhard is also the guy to watch in the NCAA Tournament. We know not many teams will be able to match up with the Gonzaga frontcourt, but Nembhard’s play could give them the championship.

Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament Prediction

Final Four

Once again, Mark Few has positioned the Zags for a deep NCAA Tournament run. Expectations are always there in Spokane, but they have yet to end in a championship. I personally don’t have the Bulldogs as my pick to win it all as of now, but they look all the part of a Final Four team. However, once you make it to April, it’s anyone’s game, and Gonzaga is no different.