Basketball: A mid-Pac six-pack of questions

Fellow staff writer Jon Wilner and I tackled six questions — including who will win the Pac-12 and who so far is the league’s player of the year — in our Wednesday college hoops notebook.

Elsewhere . . .

   — Arizona coach Sean Miller said he likely will seek a waiver for injured junior Kevin Parrom, allowing him an additional season of eligibility.

   — Doug Haller, who covers Arizona State for the Arizona Republic, reports there is “a strong possibility” that junior guard Trent Lockett — the Sun Devils’ leading scorer and rebounder — could miss this weekend’s games at Stanford and Cal. A sprained ankle has kept Lockett out the past four games.

   — Percy Allen of the Seattle Times presents his mid-season Pac-12 awards and heels of Bud Withers doing the same. A hint: It’s a landslide for Jorge Gutierrez.

  — Allen also reports that UW’s C.J. Wilcox will not practice for the remainder of the season because of a stress fracture in his hip and will be evaluated before each game to determine whether he is able to play. 

   — Washington State senior guard Faisal Aden is done for the season after being diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee.


Jeff Faraudo

  • Gobears49

    I said months ago that Gutierrez will win Pac-12 player of the year. At the same time I said he will make the final squad of an NBA team next season as a point guard. But he needs to work on his shooting if he wants to start in the NBA.

  • Juancho

    Jeff i ask in all seriousness. Chance we’ll cover baseball on the blog ?

  • marc

    Gobears, I also believe Gutierrez will make a roster because of his toughness and heart. I do not see him as a point guard at all though. His ball handling and quickness aren’t good enough. What am I missing that you see? Go Bears!