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Arizona basketball left off Pac-12 preseason all-conference teams

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Expectations either are low for the Arizona Wildcats or the experts don’t know what to make of them. Maybe both.

After finishing fifth in the Pac-12 preseason media poll, their lowest ranking in the Sean Miller era, the Wildcats failed to land any players on the preseason all-conference teams (though Georgetown transfer James Akinjo was one of five honorable mentions).

None of this should be a huge surprise as the Wildcats welcomed 10 newcomers, six of whom played high school ball internationally.

The Pac-12 first and second teams went as follows:

First team

  • Timmy Allen, Utah
  • Matt Bradley, Cal
  • Oscar da Silva, Stanford
  • Chris Duarte, Oregon
  • Remy Martin, ASU
  • Evan Mobley, USC
  • Will Richardson, Oregon
  • Chris Smith, UCLA
  • Ziaire Williams, Stanford
  • McKinley Wright IV, Colorado

Second team

  • Isaac Bonton, Washington State
  • Tyger Campbell, UCLA
  • Josh Christopher, ASU
  • Ethan Thompson, Oregon State
  • Alonzo Verge Jr., ASU

Honorable mentions: James Akinjo (Arizona), Evan Battey (Colorado), Quade Green (Washington), Jalen Hill (UCLA), Jaime Jaquez Jr. (UCLA)