What are the strengths and weaknesses of each Pac-12 Basketball team in 2020-21?
The 2020 season has come and gone without a final tournament, and a lot has changed within the sports landscape since that time. Pac-12 Basketball serves as no different. No longer will the likes of Payton Pritchard, Tyler Bey, and Nico Mannion serve the main stage atop one of the best collective conferences in college hoops.
However, that provides a lot of room for new stars to blossom– and boy, oh boy, does this conference have some stars that are ready to take on those roles. From a scrappy point guard in Westwood who seems destined to have a break out year, to a certain returning starter in Eugene looking to keep the Ducks atop the standings.
There are still quite a few unknowns regarding the transfer portal and how everything will pan out eligibility wise. Being the moving target that it is, it’s immensely hard to predict who will be able to play immediately. But, we do know a few impact players already received their waiver, including former Big East freshman of the year James Akinjo (Arizona), and Kentucky’s Jonny Juzang who transferred back to his hometown to play for UCLA.
With all that is changing, the Pac-12 as a whole should stay pretty consistent wherein there will be quite a few sure-fire tournament teams, a couple more right on the bubble, and a few teams reloading for years to come. This scouting report will tell you what you need to know about each Pac-12 team for the ’20-’21 season, starting with #12.