Some thoughts on today’s Pac-12 Awards:
It was a Tour de Force for USC, sweeping all the awards.
I certainly did not expect that. If you told me Evan Mobley might win 1-2 of the awards, I would not be surprised. But all three was a surprise.
Of the three awards, I wasn’t expecting Mobley to win the Pac-12 Player of the Year after his finish: He had 11, 13, 11, 10 and 13 points in his final five games.
Oregon’s Chris Duarte was the AP’s Pac-12 Player of the Year and Colorado guard McKinley Wright also got a lot of buzz for the award.
As for Coach of the Year, Dana Altman has won it three times so I can see the coaches giving it to Andy Enfield. My thoughts are the same on Enfield. He’s won two NCAA Tournament games at USC and one of those was a play-in game. He can change that this season. And he should when he has the Pac-12 Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.
He also won quite a few games this season when the opponent was at far less than full strength. But I won’t dwell on that.