My brother and I both hoops guys and Wazzu grads decided it would be an interesting study to do a Pac-10 Draft between us. Both of us would draft 12 players a piece. We took everything into consideration, we molded our teams as to try and beat the other. Abdul Gaddy was not eligible due to injury. We had no stats in front of us, just our opinions from watching nearly all the Pac-10 games. We assumed both teams would be properly coached by someone like Montgomery, therefore a player could improve from good coaching others might not get it good coach or not. I won the coin toss for first pick, here are our picks.
Heath's Team Clay's Team
1.Derrick Williams- (Forward) Arizona 2. Isiah Thomas(Guard)WA
3. K. Thompson-(Wing) WSU 4. Harper Kamp(Forward)Cal
5.J Gutierrez-(Point Guard) Cal 6. Nikola Vucevich(Forward)USC
7.Josh Owens-(Forward)Stanford 8, Jeremy Green(Guard)Stanford
9.D. Casto-(Center)WSU 10. Josh Smith(Center)UCLA
11. Reeves Nelson-(Forward/Center)UCLA 12. Keven Parrom-(Wing)Arizona
13. Tyler Honeycutt-(Wing)UCLA 14. C.J. Wilcox-(Wing)Washington
15. Joevan Catron-(Forward)Oregon 16. Bryan Matthew-Amaning-(Center)WA
19. Jamelle Horne(Wing)Arizona 20. Momo Jones-(Point Guard)Arizona
21.M. Sanders-Frison(Center)Cal 22. Ty Abbot-(Guard)Arizona State
23.A. Crabbe-(Wing)Cal 24. Justin Holiday-(Guard)Washington
Team Breakdown-UCLA(4) WA(4) Arizona(4) Cal(4) WSU(3) Stanford(2)ASU(1)USC(1)Oregon(1)
Not too far off of the Pac-10 standings but again no way we should lose to those teams below us.
I think my team is better, I have more versatility having 4 forwards to Clay's two. Plus I have the best player in Williams. Gutierrez is a great player. Some people will think Clay picked Kamp too high but I like him a lot too. He can score on the block and is a really fundamental player. Owens is a really efficient player as is Horne. Parrom who my brother took also is underated. Funny enough Clay ended up with all 4 huskies. Trust me he hates them as much as I do, just a coencidence. I ended up with all the Cougars. Yeah.
I would love to get some discussion going based off this experiment. Which team do you like better? Who would you have drafted? Who do you like in the league? Did we miss anybody? Probably not!
Thanks and Go Cougs!