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Northwest NBA PROspects

Kelly O

NWSB Insider Steve Lee breaks down which of the Northwest’s college hoops stars have a chance to hear their names called in the NBA draft. Although not a NW guy, per se, Shabazz Muhammed (UCAL) is the odds-on favorite from the Pac-12 to be taken in the lottery. Kelly Olynyk, CJ Wilcox, Eric Moreland and Devon Collier highlight the rest of the top 5, which Mike Moser, Peyton Siva, Brock Motum, Tony Woods and Arsalan Kazemi round out the top 10.

Northwest madness time…Homegrown talent checklist

Kelly Olynyk's Gonzaga Bulldogs enter the Big Dance as a #1 seed

NWSB insider and resident hoops blogger Steve Lee is back once again to give us his personal touch on the 2013 NCAA Men’s basketball Tournament. He says the PAC12 had a relatively lackluster regular season, but the conference tournament was one of the best in recent memory. Homegrown talent either matched preseason expectations or came out of nowhere to surprise everyone. He says watch Kelly Olynyk, Peyton Siva, Dominic Artis, Damyean Dotson and more this week.

Pac 12 Tournament Preview – Day 2

Washington vs Oregon

NWSB insider and resident hoops blogger Steve Lee is back once again to give us his personal touch on the Pac-12 Tournament. On Thursday, the top four seeds in the PAC12 will see their first on court action in Vegas taking on the winners from Wednesday night’s matchups. UW plays Oregon tonight in the best matchup on paper. Let’s get it on.

Pac 12 Tournament Preview – Day 1

Pac-12 Tournament Logo

NWSB insider and resident hoops blogger Steve Lee is back once again to give us his personal touch on the Pac-12 Tournament. Other than NW sports fans (besides Ducks fans) hoping for Cinderella to show her lovely face in Vegas this year, there’s nothing new to report for the tournament. Arizona, and UCLA are the favorites, with Oregon and Colorado the most likely to pull off an upset special. Beavers, Huskies, and Cougars will need more than a glass slipper to pull this one off.

2012 Preseason PAC 12 Men’s basketball preview

Scott Suggs

NWSB Writer Steve Lee previews and predicts which teams will make it to the NCAA March Madness tournament out of the Pac-12 this season. After putting out a pathetic showing as a conference last year, the PAC 12 is ready to make up for it in 2012-13 with a handful of top-tier freshmen, a number of solid experienced players and some reloaded rosters. UCLA, California, Stanford and Arizona are projected to qualify for the tournament, while Colorado and Washington are on the bubble.

2012 Pac 12 Hoops – Northwest freshman who will turn heads this season

Dominic Artis

NWSB Writer Steve Lee talks about the Pac-12’s standout freshmen from the Northwest in 2013. This season, aside from the Oregon Ducks’ incoming class, the Northwest freshmen may be flying under the radar to start the year. Andrew Andrews, Richard Longrus, Dominic Artis, Ben Carter and Demarquise Johnson make up this exclusive list.

Flash Forward: Projecting the top 5 northwest hoops players for 2012/13

Kevin Pangos

Gaddy and Pangos Among Best Summer basketball camp season is upon us all and there could not be a more perfect time to gather around the campfire and discuss who would be among the counselors at the 2012 Pacific Northwest Top Players Camp. There are a litany of Pacific Northwest players that would have made […]

Portland’s pipeline to Kentucky is paying dividends for Calipari’s ‘Cats

Kyle Wiltjer

NWSB Insider and northwest basketball blogger Blair Thomas tells us about two young men leading Kentucky to the 2012 Final four this week in New Orleans. Kyle Wiltjer entered the season as part of one of Kentucky’s most heralded basketball classes with guard Marquis Teague and forwards Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Anthony Davis. Terrence Jones has averaged 15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game and started 35 of 38 games.

Rick’s Picks: PAC-12 NIT preview and predictions

Pac 12 Football

NWSB Insider and Pac 12 college basketball blogger Rick Stella tells us while Washington could make a strong case for why it should be in the big dance, four teams from the PAC-12 received bids to play postseason basketball in the NIT. Washington, Arizona, Stanford and Oregon represent. Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross will look to outlast Devoe Joseph, EJ Singler and Olu Ashaolu of Oregon.

Northwest madness: 5 stud hoopsters to watch in the tournament

Terrence Jones Kentucky

The Washington Huskies mens basketball team might be on the outside looking in from the NIT as will Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross, but Steve Lee tells us there’s still a bevy of northwest basketball talent to watch during March Madness. These five will have a huge impact as to their team’s success. Nik Cochran, Rob Sacre, Terrence Jones, Kyle Wiltjer, and Peyton Siva.

PAC 12 Tournament Preview: 5 To Watch & 1 Darkhorse

PAC 12

NWSB College Hoops beat writer Steve Lee previews which PAC12 teams could make shockwaves in the annual PAC12 Tournament. This year’s tourney is at the Staples Center in Los Angeles; as per usual and Steve says the Washington Huskies & California Golden Bears have the best shot at it. Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten should lead the way. His darkhorse? Well you’ll have to read on to find out.

Northwest college hoops players who could be Pro next season

Tony Wroten, Washington Huskies

NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us his favorite Northwest college basketball players who you could see in an NBA uniform next season. All Northwest Division 1 schools are represented on this list: Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Gonzaga, Seattle U. Players include Tony Wroten, Jared Cunningham, Devoe Joseph and Kevin Pangos, just to name a few.

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