Pac-12 Basketball Media Day tips off this morning at the Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles.
Commissioner Larry Scott will address the media and likely field questions about the NCAA’s new proposals including an option for conferences to pay $2,000 to student-athletes.
You can follow the interviews on the Pac-12 website or stay here where we’ll provide running commentary throughout the morning. I’ll also provide updates via Twitter.
Each team will be represented by its coach and a player.
Here’s today’s schedule.
10:00 a.m. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott
10:10 a.m. Arizona State – Herb Sendek and junior guard Trent Lockett
10:25 a.m. Oregon State – Craig Robinson and junior guard Jared Cunningham
10:40 a.m. Stanford – Johnny Dawkins and senior forward Josh Owens
10:55 a.m. Oregon – Dana Altman and senior guard Garrett Sim
11:10 a.m. Washington State – Ken Bone and senior guard Marcus Capers
11:25 a.m. Utah – Larry Krystkowiak and senior center David Foster
11:50 a.m. Colorado – Tad Boyle and senior forward Austin Dufault
12:05 p.m. California – Mike Montgomery and senior guard Jorge Gutierrez
12:20 p.m. USC – Kevin O’Neill and sophomore guard Maurice Jones
12:35 p.m. Washington – Lorenzo Romar and senior forward Darnell Gant
12:50 p.m. UCLA – Ben Howland and senior guard Lazeric Jones
FRIDAY MORNING NOTES:
— Washington probably won’t be the favorite in the Pac-12 preseason media poll that will be released this morning.
— No link but on its insider page, ESPN ranked Tony Wroten Jr. the No. 12 point guard in the nation. Arizona’s Josiah Turner is seven and North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall is No. 1.
— FSN analysts Marques Johnson, Ernie Kent and Don MacLean believe California will win the Pac-12 title.
— Portland-area forward/center Landen Lucas, a 2012 recruit, is scheduled to visit Washington Nov. 5. The consensus three-star prospect is also considering Cal, Stanford and Tennessee.
— Plenty of good recruiting information on UW in this live chat between Montlake Madness and Husky Haul.
— Big night from former Washington star Justin Dentmon who led Team USA to an 88-77 win over Brazil in the Pan American Games. He tallied 16 points and six assists. The Americans trailed by 17 points.