March 10, 2014 by Seth Rubinroit
By Seth Rubinroit
17.6 points per game, good for sixth in the Pac-12. Team-leading 6.6 rebounds per game.
If you just look at just the numbers, Byron Wesley is one of the top players in the Pac-12. Yet he was not one of the 20 players named to the Pac-12 first, second and honorable mention teams, as determined by a vote of the 12 Conference coaches.
Statistically, it’s easy to make a case for Wesley. He compares strongly to the three guards chosen ahead of him for Pac-12 Honorable Mention. DaVonte Lacy averaged more points, but he missed eight games this season, including seven Pac-12 games.
I know what you’re thinking–USC only won two Pac-12 games, which hurt Wesley’s chances.
Yet look at Lacy and the Washington State Cougars–they only won three Pac-12 games, and lost to USC in the only meeting between the two schools.
Wesley might not be the Rodney Dangerfield of the Pac-12, but it’s odd that he does not receive more respect from Pac-12 coaches.
Wesley expressed his frustration in a Tweet that has since been deleted. But he took a more subtle jab at the coaches who didn’t vote for him in this Tweet after the announcement was made:
"Men lie women lie, numbers don't." HOV said it best—
Byron Wesley (@byron_wesley) March 10, 2014