No Pac-12 Honors for Byron Wesley

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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.

What happened?

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:

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