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Originally published March 9, 2011 at 8:01 PM | Page modified March 9, 2011 at 10:16 PM

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Seattle Times' Percy Allen picks the 33 best players from 33 years of Pac-10 men's basketball

Former Arizona star Sean Elliott tops the list of the 33 best men's basketball players from 33 years of Pac-10 play.

Players on the list by team

UCLA: 8 Arizona: 6 Arizona State: 4 California: 4 Oregon State: 3

Washington: 3 Stanford: 2 Oregon: 1 USC: 1 Washington State: 1

Honorable mention

ARIZONA: Gilbert Arenas, Mike Bibby, Andre Iguodala, Steve Kerr, Chris Mills, Khalid Reeves.

ARIZONA STATE: Steve Beck, Lafayette Lever, Alton Lister, Ron Riley, Stevin Smith, Jeremy Veal.

CALIFORNIA: Ed Gray, Sean Lampley, Mark McNamara, Leon Powe, Jerome Randle.

OREGON: Aaron Brooks, Luke Jackson, Fred Jones, Blair Rasmussen, Luke Ridnour, Anthony Taylor, Orlando Williams.

OREGON STATE: Brent Barry, Ray Blume, Lester Conner, Jose Ortiz, Mark Radford, Charlie Sitton.

STANFORD: Kimberly Belton, Josh Childress, Casey Jacobsen, Brevin Knight, Brook Lopez, Mark Madsen.

UCLA: Toby Bailey, Baron Davis, Kenny Fields, Rod Foster, Pooh Richardson, Kiki Vandeweghe, Trevor Wilson.

USC: Wayne Carlander, Sam Clancy, DeMar DeRozan, O.J. Mayo, Cliff T. Robinson, Brian Scalabrine, Nick Young.

WASHINGTON: Todd MacCulloch, Quincy Pondexter, Eldridge Recasner, Nate Robinson, Detlef Schrempf.

WASHINGTON STATE: Don Collins, Kyle Weaver.


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1. Sean Elliott

Arizona (1986-89)

Pts: 19.2 Reb: 6.1 Ast: 3.4

Two-time Pac-10 player of the year; 2nd on Pac-10 career scoring list; '89 AP player of the year.

2. Gary Payton

Oregon State (1987-90)

Pts.: 18.1 Reb: 4.0 Ast: 7.8

Pac-10 career record holder in steals, assists; sixth in points; '90 Sports Illustrated player of the year.

3. Ed O'Bannon

UCLA (1992-95)

Pts.: 15.5 Reb: 7.0 Ast: 1.8

Led UCLA to a 32-2 record and 1995 national title; one of seven Bruins to have jersey retired.

4. Don MacLean

UCLA (1989-92)

Pts.: 20.5 Reb: 7.8 Ast: 1.6

All-time Pac-10 scoring leader in conference games (1,486 points) and all games (2,608).

5. Reggie Miller

UCLA (1984-87)

Pts.: 17.2 Reb: 4.2 Ast: 2.0

Seventh on Pac-10 scoring list; averaged record 27.8 points in conference games during 1985-86 season.

6. Shareef Abdur-Rahim

California (1996)

Pts.: 21.1 Reb: 8.4 Ast: 1.0

First freshman to win Pac-10 player of the year; left after one year, taken third in NBA draft.

7. Damon Stoudamire

Arizona (1992-95)

Pts.: 15.0 Reb: 3.8 Ast: 5.4

Best little man in Pac-10; led 'Cats to four straight NCAA tourneys; All-American in 1995.

8. Jason Kidd

California (1993-94)

Pts.: 14.9 Reb: 5.9 Ast: 8.4

Pac-10 record holder with four triple doubles; 1993 national freshman of year; 1994 Pac-10 player of year.

9. Ike Diogu

Arizona State (2003-05)

Pts.: 21.4 Reb: 8.8 Ast: 1.2

Led ASU to NCAA tournament as a freshman; conference player of year, 2nd-team All-American in '05.

10. Harold Miner

USC (1990-92)

Pts.: 23.5 Reb: 5.4 Ast: 1.8

Three-time All-Pac-10, '92 player of the year; 11th on conference career scoring list.

11. Miles Simon

Arizona (1995-98)

Pts.: 14.6 Reb: 3.8 Ast: 4.0

Scored 30 points in 1997 national title game, named tournament outstanding player; '98 All-American.

12. Michael Dickerson

Arizona (1995-98)

Pts.: 13.8 Reb: 3.7 Ast: 1.5

Underrated star from Federal Way was leading scorer on 1997 national title and '98 Elite Eight teams.

13. Brandon Roy

Washington (2003-06)

Pts.: 14.3 Reb: 5.0 Ast: 3.0

Played in three straight NCAA tourneys, two Sweet 16 games; 2006 All-American.

14. Todd Lichti

Stanford (1986-89)

Pts.: 18.8 Reb: 5.3 Ast: 2.5

Slashing driver is third on Pac-10 all-time scoring list; did not miss a game in four years.

15. Jason Terry

Arizona (1996-99)

Pts.: 11.3 Reb: 2.3 Ast: 3.8

Sixth man early in his career; averaged 21.9 points as senior; 1999 Sports Illustrated player of the year.

16. James Harden

Arizona State (2008-09)

Pts.: 19.0 Reb: 5.4 Ast: 3.7

ASU's only consensus All-American, in 2009, Pac-10 player of the year.

17. David Greenwood

UCLA (1976-79)

Pts.: 14.6 Reb: 8.7 Ast: NA

Averaged 19.9 points, All-American as senior; led UCLA to Elite Eight.

18. Steve Johnson

Oregon State (1977-81)

Pts.: 17.5 Reb: 6.8 Ast: NA

Second on OSU's career scoring list; 13th on Pac-10 scoring list; All-American in 1981.

19. Chris Welp

Washington (1984-87)

Pts.: 16.1 Reb: 7.7 Ast: 1.5

UW's all-time scoring leader; 1986 Pac-10 player of year; played in three straight NCAA tourneys.

20. Lamond Murray

California (1992-94)

Pts.: 19.2 Reb: 6.8 Ast: 1.8

Helped Bears to two straight NCAA tournament appearances; two-time All-Pac-10 pick.

21. Arron Afflalo

UCLA (2004-07)

Pts.: 14.8 Reb: 3.5 Ast: 1.9

Led Bruins in scoring when they made two Final Four appearances; 2007 All-American.

22. Byron Scott

Arizona State (1979-83)

Pts.: 17.5 Reb: 4.0 Ast: 3.1

Led talented ASU team to 16-2 Pac-10 record in 1980-81, including win over top-ranked Oregon State.

23. Terrell Brandon

Oregon (1989-91)

Pts.: 22.2 Reb: 3.6 Ast: 5.5

Averaged 26.6 points as a sophomore; first Oregon player to leave early for NBA draft.

24. A.C. Green

Oregon State (1982-85)

Pts.: 14.7 Reb: 7.7 Ast: 1.6

Led Beavers to two Pac-10 titles; second at OSU in rebounds, fourth in points; '84 Pac-10 player of year.

25. Adam Keefe

Stanford (1989-92)

Pts.: 18.6 Reb: 9.0 Ast: 1.7

Fifth all-time in Pac-10 scoring; averaged at least 20 points in final three seasons.

26. Jason Gardner

Arizona (2000-03)

Pts.: 14.6 Reb: 3.4 Ast: 4.6

National freshman of year, led 'Cats to Final Four; three-time All-Pac-10; UA's third all-time scorer.

27. Jason Kapono

UCLA (2000-03)

Pts.: 16.5 Reb: 5.1 Ast: 2.1

Four-time All-Pac-10 pick; tied with Reggie Miller for seventh on all-time scoring list.

28. Isaac Fontaine

WSU (1994-97)

Pts.: 18.2 Reb: 4.5 Ast: 2.4

All-time WSU scoring leader, 11th in Pac-10; averaged 27.8 in 20 games as sophomore.

29. Kevin Johnson

California (1984-87)

Pts.: 14.0 Reb: 3.6 Ast: 4.0

Great point guard was two-time All-Pac-10; played in two straight NITs.

30. Tyus Edney

UCLA (1992-95)

Pts.: 12.1 Reb: 3.0 Ast: 5.2

Can't forget his baseline-to-baseline dash to beat Mizzou in second round of 1995 title run.

31. Eddie House

Arizona State (1997-2000)

Pts.: 16.5 Reb: 4.0 Ast: 3.3

Pac-10 player of year in 2000; ASU's career scoring leader; scored 61 points in game vs. California.

32. Jon Brockman

Washington (2006-09)

Pts.: 13.8 Reb: 9.8 Ast: 1.0

Best Pac-10 rebounder in modern era; fourth on all-time list, first in conference-only games.

33. Kevin Love

UCLA (2008)

Pts.: 17.5 Reb: 10.6 Ast: 1.9

Led Bruins to 2008 Final Four; All-American; Pac-10 player of year and freshman of year.


• Years listed are for the year the season ended. For instance, Sean Elliott is listed as 1986-89. That means he played the 1985-86 season through the 1988-89 season;

• Two players, David Greenwood and Steve Johnson, also played in the Pac-8;

• References to players' standing on all-time lists includes Pac-8 play;

• Statistics are for career.

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