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ESPN’s Kevin Gemmell says the best Pac-12 road trip for Week 1 is to venture to the opening of Husky Stadium and see the Huskies face Boise State.
This first one is a no-brainer. While Northwestern at Cal is certainly interesting — as is WSU at Auburn (we love those Pac-12/SEC matchups, even if both teams combined for all of six wins last season) — a rematch of last year’s MAACO Bowl Las Vegas is just too delicious to pass up.
The chart below lists our efficiency rankings for the Pac-12 (for more details on our methodology, please click here). The University of Washington was the clear leader in the Pac-12 in converting talent into NBA draft picks.
The UW coaching staff is also showing interest in Tristan Etienne (Forward 2014) from British Columbia, Canada…Etienne said he had a “good time” and said the environment was “amazing.”
Assistant coaches are often viewed through the same lens as baseball prospects or backup quarterbacks. If a team is less successful after they leave, fans will point to their departure as the reason. Around modern Washington men’s basketball, this is known as Bone-Dollar Syndrome.
The adjustment from college to the pros can cause trouble for many players, and Benjamin said he knows there is still a lot for him to learn.
“(It’s) kind of like going into college and being a freshman again. There are just new things you’ve got to learn,” he said. “The game is still the same, but as far as everything else goes, it’s a little different.”