The Pac-12 Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 51 of the last 56 years, with 488 NCAA team titles overall including 16 in men’s basketball.
The Conference comprises 12 teams and has featured current Boomers in the past including Aron Baynes and Brock Motum at Washington State and Andrew Bogut at the University of Utah.
The PAC-12 All-Stars Roster
|Kadeem Allen||Arizona||Guard||191cm||Wilmington, N.C.|
|Chance Comanche||Arizona||Centre||208cm||Beverly Hills, California|
|Tra Holder||Arizona State||Guard||185cm||Los Angeles, California|
|Stephen Domingo||California||Guard||200cm||San Francisco, California|
|Wesley Gordon||Colorado||Forward||205cm||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Drew Eubanks||Oregon State||Forward||208cm||Troutdale, Oregon|
|Stephen Thompson Jr.||Oregon State||Guard||193cm||Los Angeles, California|
|Dorian Pickens||Stanford||Guard/Forward||196cm||Phoenix, Arizona|
|Jordan McLaughlin||USC||Guard||185cm||Etiwanda, California|
|Lorenzo Bonam||Utah||Guard||193cm||Inkster, Michigan|
|Matissse Thybulle||Washington||Forward||196cm||Issaquah, Washington|
|Josh Hawkinson||Washington State||Forward||208cm||Shoreline, Washington|
A senior from Wilmington, North Carolina, Allen emerged as Arizona’s starting point guard in his first season for the Wildcats. He averaged 8.4 points and 3.1 rebounds, scored in double figures in 14 games and led Arizona in steals with a total of 35. In 2016, he recorded Arizona’s lone ten-assist game for the season.
A sophomore from Beverly Hills, Comanche appeared in 23 games as a true freshman and came on strong towards the end of the season with his big frame combining as a strong rebounder and intimidating shot blocker.
As a sophomore in 2015-16, Holder led Arizona State with 14.2 points per game while playing every contest. He led ASU in scoring 16 times in his sophomore season and was the first Sun Devil to post five straight 20-point games since James Harden. He earned Pac-12 All-Freshman honors in 2014-15.
Finishing Second-team Pac-12 All-Academic in 2015-16, Domingo will be travelling to Australia for the second time in as many years after he visited with California during a Summer trip last year where he averaged 4.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in four games.
Gordon has led Colorado in blocked shots in each of the last three seasons and ranks fourth on the Buffs’ career blocks list with 156. As a redshirt junior in 2015-16, he ranked third in the Pac-12 in blocks (2.0 per game), fourth in offensive rebounds (2.9), 10th in rebounding (7.6) and 12th in defensive rebounds (4.7) while averaging 7.2 points.
Another competent shot blocker, Eubanks averaged 7.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks to finish fourth in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage (.580) and 12th in blocked shots last season. His 146 rebounds were tied for the sixth most by a freshman in Oregon State history and his 39 rejections were the second most.
STEPHEN THOMPSON JR.
Thompson Jr. played in all 32 games in 2015-16 while starting five to averaged 10.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals. His 48 three-pointers were the most by a freshman in Oregon State history and his 340 points were the sixth most.
Pickens played in all 30 games with 19 starts as a sophomore in 2015-16 and averaged 12.3 points to record the largest increase in point production among returning players in the Pac-12 from freshman season to sophomore season. He scored a career-high 25 points in 28 minutes, including 22 in the first half in a win over USC.
A Pac-12 honourable mention All-Conference selection as a sophomore and team co-captain in 2015-16, McLaughlin was one of two Trojans to start all 34 games in 2015-16, averaging 13.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists. He set the USC single-game assist record when he recorded 16 vs, Lafayette on December 23.
A senior from Inkster, Michigan, Bonam shot 51.3% from the field, 40% from beyond the arc and 82% from the free-throw line last season while starting 33 of the 36 games played.
Thybulle started all 34 games in 2015-16 to average 6.2 points and 3.2 rebounds as a freshman. He recorded six steals in a clash with Arizona, tied for the third-most ever in a game by a Washington player.
Hawkinson is a two-time honourable mention All-Pac-12 and All-Academic Team selection and was 2015’s Pac-12 Most Improved Player. As a junior, he led Washington State in scoring (15.4 points per game) before tying his own school record with 20 double-doubles, including a streak of 11 straight, in 2015-16.
MIKE MONTGOMERY - HEAD COACH
A four-time Conference Coach of the Year, Coach Montgomery will be inducted into the 2016 Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in November. He ranks 21st in NCAA Division I history with 676 victories in 32 seasons as a head coach at Montana, Stanford and California, guiding those teams to 16 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including the 1998 Final Four with the Cardinal.
TRENT JOHNSON - ASSISTANT COACH
Coach Johnson possesses 17 years experience as an NCAA Division I head coach at Nevada, Stanford, LSU and TCU. He has been named Coach of the Year in the WAC, Pac-10 and SEC and led his teams to the postseason eight times, including NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearances in 2004 and 2008.
BREVIN KNIGHT - ASSISTANT COACH
Among the finalists for the Pac-12 All-Century Team, Coach Knight holds Stanford career records for assists and steals and is fifth all-time at the school in scoring. He was a consensus Second Team All-American in 1997 and a three-time All-Pac-12 selection before being chosen in the first round of the 1997 NBA Draft. Coach Knight played 12 seasons in the NBA where he led the league in steals and was an All-Rookie Team selection in 1998.
CASEY JACOBSEN - ASSISTANT COACH
Coach Jacobsen ranks fourth all-time in scoring and three-pointers at Stanford, where he was Pac-12 co-Freshman of the Year in 2000, a three-time All-Pac-12 selection and two-time All-American. He was chosen in the first round of the 2002 NBA Draft and played four seasons in the NBA. He also played eight seasons abroad, twice earning German League Finals MVP. He is now a college basketball analyst for Pac-12 Networks and FOX Sports.