CBSSports.com compiled a preseason list of the top 100 college basketball players and listed Washington sophomore Terrence Ross at No. 23. He’s the first Pac-12 player in the rankings.
Other conference players on the list include: UCLA’s Reeves Nelson (No. 24) and Joshua Smith (No. 42), Arizona’s Josiah Turner (No. 46), California’s Jorge Gutierrez (No. 47), Oregon’s Jabari Brown (No. 49), Cal’s Allen Crabbe (No. 77), Oregon State’s Jared Cunningham (No. 85) and Arizona State’s Trent Lockett (No. 88).
Jeff Goodman at CBSSports.com also identifies 25 players who are primed for a breakout season and lists Ross at No. 1.
Goodman put together a list of the nation’s top 50 shooters and lists UW sophomore C.J. Wilcox at No. 19. He’s the first player listed in the Pac-12 followed by Crabbe (No. 25). Former Husky Elston Turner Jr., who transferred to Texas A&M, is No. 34.
Jeff Borzello at CBSSports.com ranked the country’s top 30 freshmen and included UW’s Tony Wroten Jr. at No. 18. Brown (No. 11) and Turner (No. 12) also made the list.
SUNDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Washington State played without three starters (Reggie Moore, Faisal Aden and Abe Lodwick) who were out with injuries, but DaVonte Lacy (21 points) and Mike Ladd (14 points) led the Cougars to a 88-41 win over Lewis-Clark State yesterday. Here’s the official box score, video highlights and video of the post-game press conference with coach Ken Bone and WSU players.
— Arizona State went on the road to claim an 89-69 exhibition win at Division II Grand Canyon. Trent Lockett and Keala King each scored a team-high 15 points.
— Oregon hopes to improve its defense when the Ducks play an exhibition against Lewis-Clark today.
— Tyler Lamb makes a homecoming visit when UCLA plays Cal State San Bernardino in an exhibition opener Sunday afternoon.
— Freshman forward Damiene Cain, who quit Colorado to focus on academics, may rejoin the Buffaloes.