C.J. Wilcox is one of 11 Pac-12 players included in CBSSports.com’s ranking of the top 100 college basketball players in the country.
The Washington senior guard is No. 92.
Gary Parrish, Jeff Borzello and Matt Norlander compiled the list, which is a determination of their impact in college basketball and not a forecast about their NBA potential.
Other Pac-12 players on the list: No. 9 Arizona State’s Jahii Carson, No. 10 Arizona’s Aaron Gordon, No. 21 Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie, No. 27 UCLA’s Kyle Anderson and No. 37 Jordan Adams, No. 59 Arizona’s Nick Johnson, No. 67 Stanford’s Dwight Powell, No. 74 California’s Justin Cobbs, No. 78 Oregon’s Mike Moser and No. 93 Cal’s Jabari Bird.
Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins is No. 1 on the list. Kentucky has seven players in the rankings.
— USC new coach Andy Enfield wants to bring “Dunk City” to Los Angeles. According to the San Jose Mercury News: “He interrupted a recent scrimmage at the Galen Center’s practice gym to reinforce that point. ‘We play up-tempo basketball here,’ he told his players. ‘If you want to play slow, go to UCLA.’ ”
— Entering his fifth year with the Wildcats, Arizona coach Sean Miller finally has a prototypical point guard in newcomer T.J. McConnell that he’s always coveted.
— Probably not a good idea, but new UCLA coach Steve Alford drew lots similarities between his mentor Bobby Knight and Bruins legend John Wooden. Said Alford: “”Well, both big-time winners. Obviously, there are differences in style and that type of thing. The comparisons are the likenesses that I’ve been able to see in my playing career and coaching career and knowing them both. They knew who they were. They were very comfortable with who they were. They taught that system. They really believed in their system and because of that, their players believed in that.”