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Monday / October 21.
  • Oregon picked to win the Pac-12; freshmen Mannion, McDaniels, Stewart named to First-Team

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    The new-look Oregon Ducks were picked to win the Pac-12 Conference, followed by Colorado, Washington, Arizona and USC.

    The Ducks made strong moves in the offseason. Their six-man recruiting class is ranked No. 4 nationally by 247Sports.com.

    It includes shooting guard Chris Duarte, forwards C.J. Walker, Chandler Lawson and Lok Wur and centers N’Faly Dante and Isaac Johnson. Oregon also added UNLV grad transfer Shakur Juiston, New Mexico grad transfer Anthony Mathis and sit-out transfers Eugene Omoruyi and Eric Williams Jr.

    All five of the Pac-12’s record-tying five incoming McDonald’s All-Americans earned recognition with Washington’s Jaden McDaniels and Isaiah Stewart landing on the first team, Arizona’s Nico Mannion on first team and Josh Green on second team, and USC’s Isaiah Mobley with honorable mention status. Dante made the second team and Walker was honorable mention.

    Mannion, McDaniels and Stewart are all projected lottery picks in 2020 per ESPN.com, while Green is a projected first-rounder as well.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.