Conference Preview: Pac-12
Conference Preview: Pac-12

This article is part of our Conference Preview series.

On paper, the Pac 12 should belong to Oregon. The Ducks made the Elite Eight and brought back most of their players, so it would make sense that the team will be able to hold off Arizona and UCLA who are comprised of at least some major new parts. These things rarely work the way they are supposed to, but Oregon remains the prohibitive favorite because of the returns of Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey to go along with shot blocker Chris Boucher. Don't forget fifth-year senior Dylan Ennis, a transfer from Villanova, who was limited to two games with a broken foot and received a redshirt for one more season.

TOP PLAYERS

Markelle Fultz (G - freshman)

Here is a phrase that fantasy owners should be looking for: "He may need to do everything for his team." Those words may well describe the 6-foot-4 Fultz who will be given the ball from the opening tip. The Huskies sent two players to the NBA (Marquese Chriss, Dejounte Murray) and their top scorer (Andrew Andrews) finished his eligibility. Enter Fultz who will be asked to lead the offense, call his own number for points, and grab a fair share of boards for a guard. The Huskies may miss the NCAA tournament for the sixth straight season, but Fultz will make them appointment viewing.

Josh Hawkinson (F)

For the second straight season, Hawkinson averaged a double-double. The Cougar had a slight uptick in production and averaged 15.4 points and 11.1 rebounds. He

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Perry Missner
Missner covers college basketball for RotoWire. A veteran fantasy sports writer, he once served on the executive board for the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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