Who will win Pac-12 freshman of the year? There are several candidates.
Jaylen Brown, Cal: Brown should capture the award. He's been the focal point of the Cal offense for over a month, and the Bears have been rolling since he asserted himself as the likely top five draft pick he's expected to be.
Ivan Rabb, Cal: Rabb joined Brown as part of one of the best recruiting classes in college basketball, and he's had the less spectacular but equally valuable season. He's done all the little things to return Cal to top 25 status.
Tyler Dorsey, Oregon: The new freshman has become the best three point shooter for the Ducks and helped raise Oregon's offense to elite status. Could he be the new Joseph Young?
Dejounte Murray, Washington: Murray is starting to transition into the future leader of Washington basketball, sharing the point guard load with outgoing senior Andrew Andrews. He had a great first year campaign.
Tres Tinkle, Oregon State: This is one father-son coaching-player relationship that has worked out. Tres has become very effective at getting to the line as a freshman and looks like he he's molded to be a future stretch forward.
Marquese Chriss, Washington: Chriss is already molding into a solid Pac-12 big man, crashing the boards on both sides of the ball and becoming an effective shot blocker.
Bennie Boatwright, USC: Boatwright has had a solid season in backup minutes, and could become a very good shooter when enough time passes.
Allonzo Trier, Arizona: Trier's injury cost him a shot at winning the award outright, but he is a very deadly player in the time he's been given with the Wildcats. and could definitely make the All Pac-12 freshmen team.