2008 Pac-10 Stats Preview

    
October 3rd, 2007

Today's mini-statistical preview features everybody's new favorite conference, the Pac-10. Each team writeup includes projected starting lineups, projected stats for each player, and a short comment. (Stats are listed in order of points, rebounds, then assists).

Arizona

G Jerryd Bayless - 12, 3, 5
G Jawann McClellan - 15, 3, 3
F Chase Budinger - 20, 7, 3
F Jordan Hill - 8, 5, 0
C Kirk Walters - 8, 5, 1
6 Daniel Dillon - 3, 1, 2

The performance of the freshman Bayless could determine Arizona's success. With so much offensive power gone, Budinger should approach 20 ppg and McClellan's output should see a serious jump.

Arizona State

G Jamelle McMillan - 7, 3, 4
G Christian Polk - 12, 3, 2
F James Harden - 14, 5, 3
F Jeff Pendergraph - 14, 8, 1
C Eric Boateng - 6, 5, 1
6 Derek Glasser - 7, 3, 2

Both Glasser and Antwi Atuahene averaged 25+ mpg last year, but I still expect freshman Jamelle McMillan to eventually win the starting point guard position. Harden, another freshman, is ASU's best recruit in decades.

California

G Jerome Randle - 8, 2, 4
G Patrick Christopher - 9, 3, 2
F Theo Robertson - 11, 5, 2
F Ryan Anderson - 18, 8, 1
C DeVon Hardin - 13, 9, 1
6 Jamal Boykin - 3, 4, 1

Besides Boykin off the bench, Cal will also feature senior Eric Vierneisel, freshman Omondi Amoke, and 7-footer Jordan Wilkes in the frontcourt rotation. There's much less depth at guard where redshirt sophomore Nikola Knezevic is the only real reserve option.

Oregon

G Tajuan Porter - 17, 2, 4
G Bryce Taylor - 14, 5, 3
F Malik Hairston - 13, 7, 2
F Maarty Leunen - 12, 7, 2
C Joevan Catron - 6, 5, 1
6 Frantz Dorsainvil - 4, 5, 1

Porter moves to the point after Brooks' departure, but he's not a great distributor. Freshman Kamyron Brown will probably get the reserve PG minutes. Dorsainvil, a Juco transfer, will split time with Catron at the five.

Oregon State

G Josh Tarver - 12, 3, 5
G Rickey Clait - 8, 2, 2
F Jack McGillis - 9, 3, 1
F Marcel Jones - 18, 6, 1
C CJ Giles - 8, 6, 1
6 Roeland Schaftenaar - 4, 4, 1

Giles becomes eligible about a month into the season, and they'll need a serious contribution from the former Jayhawk. There's a weakness at the 2, where I have Juco transfer Rickey Claitt in place, but that job could go to Seth Tarver or a freshman.

Stanford

G Mitch Johnson - 6, 3, 5
G Anthony Goods - 14, 3, 3
F Lawrence Hill - 14, 6, 2
F Fred Washington - 9, 5, 1
C Brook Lopez - 15, 8, 1
6 Robin Lopez - 8, 7, 1

Though Johnson should start at point, reserve Da'Veed Dildy and transfer Drew Shiller (from San Francisco) will also get time there. Besides those two, the Cardinal have solid reserves in Taj Finger and Landry Fields. Add athletic freshman Josh Owens into the mix, and you have one of the Pac-10's deepest rosters.

UCLA

G Darren Collison - 12, 3, 7
G Josh Shipp - 15, 4, 3
F Luc Mbah a Moute - 10, 7, 2
F Lorenzo Mata - 9, 6, 1
C Kevin Love - 13, 9, 1
6 Alfred Aboya - 6, 4, 1

The addition of Love gives UCLA a well-rounded, do-everything starting five. However on the bench, there's not much excitement outside of Aboya and junior scorer Michael Roll.

USC

G OJ Mayo - 14, 4, 6
G Daniel Hackett - 10, 3, 3
G Dwight Lewis - 9, 3, 2
F Davon Jefferson - 11, 5, 2
F Taj Gibson - 14, 9, 2
6 RouSean Cromwell - 3, 3, 1

Mayo steps in and immediately becomes the Trojans best player (even ahead of Gibson). Its not certain that fellow necomer Davon Jefferson will start from day one, but I assume the job will be his by the end of the season.

Washington

G Justin Dentmon - 12, 3, 4
G Ryan Appleby - 12, 3, 3
F Quincy Pondexter - 13, 5, 2
F Jon Brockman - 17, 10, 1
C Artem Wallace - 5, 5, 1
6 Adrian Oliver - 7, 3, 3

Washington's guardplay let them down last year, but there's no new options ready to play instead. Wallace will splot time with redshirt sophomore Joe Wolfinger at the five.

Washington State

G Derrick Low - 13, 3, 3
G Kyle Weaver - 15, 5, 4
F Deven Hamerling - 12, 3, 1
F Robbie Cowgill - 11, 7, 1
C Aron Baynes - 7, 5, 1
6 Taylor Rochestie - 6, 2, 2

A well rounded starting five with four guys that could go for 20 any given night. I expect Hamerling and Cowgill to be improved on the offensive end this season. Freshman Abe Lodwick can put up nice numbers if he gets time. (Note: I apologize for cutting off Washington State's stats when this article originally went online)

Top PPG
1) Chase Budinger (20)
2) Ryan Anderson (18)
3) Marcel Jones (18)

Top RPG
1) Jon Brockman (10)
2) Kevin Love (9)

Top APG
1) Darren Collison (7)
2) OJ Mayo (6)