Without a doubt the hardest conference to determine its top monthly players is the Pac-10. This is especially true when it comes to the front court players, where such luminaries as Chase Budinger and Ryan Anderson didn’t make the cut. So after much deliberation, here is the All-January Pac-10 team.
Guard – Darren Collison – UCLA – JR
14.6ppg, 4.3apg, 1.9spg
Best game – Jan 26th – Oregon State – 33 points, three assists, three steals
Overall Rank: #17
Stanford received a blow on Friday when Brook Lopez was ruled ineligible for the first semester. Lopez, a Collegehoops.net Preseason All-American, could possibly return for a December 19th game against Santa Clara if he gets everything in order promptly.
Lopez missed the season's first five games last year due to injury, so this is a position that Stanford is used to. In his absence, the Cardinal will simply have to rely more on his brother Robin.
Siegel Thoughts: Day One Review
- All the talk all season about how Greg Paulus was the problem for Duke.. and suddenly he's the only guy keeping him in the game. What was odd about his 25 point effort is how many times he got into the lane.. and if he just had that killer scorers instinct down low, he probably could have had a half dozen more.
- VCU's Eric Maynor (22 points) picked up where he left off in the CAA Finals when he had 20, 7, and 4 assists.