Pac-12 Player of the Year
Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: Nick Johnson - Hard to think of a better all-around player for a team as good as Arizona is this year in recent Pac-12 history. He can score, defend, pass rebound and is a great leader on a team that might be the best in the entire nation.
Connor Pelton, Rush the Court: Roberto Nelson - If points when you games, then shouldn't the league's leading scorer be its player of the year? Defense is overrated anyway.
Parker Baruh, The Ralphie Report: Delon Wright, Utah- Wright is the main reason behind Utah's resurgence this year and gets to the rim at will. He's averaging 16.2 points per game, 6.8 rebounds per game and 5.3 assists per game and his presence is felt every possession. With an eFG% of 60.5 and TS% of 65.7, Wright is the driving force of the Utes' offense and the reason that they have a slim chance of making the NCAA Tournament.
Adam Butler, Pac Hoops: Nick Johnson - The best player on the best team. Furthermore, he's the best defender on the best defensive team.
Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: Jordan Bachynski - When you block basically twice as many shots as the second-leading shot blocker in the conference you are going to win this award in my book.
Connor Pelton, Rush the Court: Jordan Adams - Pac-12 leader in steals, huge performances at California and against Nevada.
Parker Baruh, The Ralphie Report: Nick Johnson, Arizona- Since Arizona is the best defensive team in the country, a player from their team has to win this award. The decision was between Aaron Gordon and Johnson, but Johnson gets the nod because of his ability to shut down guards in a conference that is dominated by them. It's impossible to have an efficient game against him and he is one of the anchors of the best defense in the country.
Adam Butler, Pac Hoops: Nick Johnson - Ask Jordan Adams, Chasson Randle, Askia Booker, Jahii Carson, and others about it. When Johnson is guarding you, you get locked down.