Spinoff: $15 to make an All-WCC Team

I have wanted to do this for a while, and now that I have the time and the energy to do it, here goes nothing.

About two weeks ago, Ballislife.com tweeted out a simple picture with a bunch of fall-of-fame caliber players listed and a dollar value next to their name. The rules are simple: you have 15 dollars to make an all-star lineup. Here is the original tweet, just so you have some reference:


This gave me inspiration to do this with this year’s crop of  WCC players. Using the same guidelines, I listed five WCC players at each position, ranking them by how much they are worth. I tried to represent all 10 teams equally and rank as fair as possible.

This is what I came up with:

Point Guard
Shooting Guard
Small Forward
Power Forward
($5) Kevin Pangos - Gonzaga($5) Jared Brownridge - Santa Clara
($5) Tyler Haws - BYU($5) Stacy Davis- Pepperdine($5) Brad Waldow - Saint Mary's
($4) Kyle Collinsworth - BYU($4) Gary Bell Jr. - Gonzaga($4) Kevin Bailey - Portland($4) Mark Tollefsen - USF($4) Przemek Karnowski - Gonzaga
($3) Christopher Anderson - San Diego($3) Evan Payne - LMU
($3) Matt Glover - USF($3) Garrett Jackson - Saint Mary's
($3) Thomas van der Mars - Portland
($2) Chase Flint - LMU($2) Anson Winder - BYU($2) Duda Sanadze - San Diego($2) Nate Kratch - Santa Clara($2) Jito Kok - San Diego
($1) David Taylor - Pacific ($1) Tim Derksen - USF($1) Atif Russell - Pepperdine($1) Gabriel Aguirre - Pacific ($1) Yannick Atanga - Santa Clara

What would your team look like? Let me know, either by commenting below, mentioning me on twitter (@westcoastconvo) or on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/westcoastconvo)

Just for fun, here is who I would choose on my roster:


Point Guard: Kyle Collinsworth

I want my point guard to be my do-it-all guy. And that’s exactly what Collinworth can do.

With Collinsworth innate ability to score in the paint and distribute, he is my choice as a point guard.

This is all assuming he is completely healthy.


Shooting Guard: Anson Winder

Anson Winder does a lot of nice things on the floor, giving this lineup yet another slasher.

While his offensive ability is somewhat limited, Winder will provide a defensive presence to this team.


Small Forward: Matt Glover

Matt Glover is the glue-guy on my squad.

Glover is a point guard in a small forwards body. His unselfish demeanor on the basketball court would make him a “point forward” in my offense. Glover also will hit the glass hard with his wide frame.


Power Forward: Nate Kratch

I prefer my four to stretch the floor with an outside game. I did not have the money to afford San Francisco’s Mark Tollefsen, so I settled with Kratch.

Kratch has great range out to the 3-point line, making him an unique weapon in my lineup.


Center: Przemek Karnowski

Finally, I want my center to anchor the defense and provide a presence in the paint. Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski is my man.

At 7-foot-1, Karnowski has elite size. Last season, his defense improved as the season progressed and showed he had the ability to anchor a defense. With an improving offensive game, Karnowski would be one of the centerpieces of my starting five.

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