West Coast Convo October Post Recap


October was a very busy month at West Coast Convo with the Fall sports in full swing and basketball season right around the corner. Catch up with what you missed below.

X Factors: We debuted our X Factors series featuring a player on each WCC team that you should keep an eye on this season. Many are players who might be under the radar, so look like a pro and show your WCC basketball knowledge by studying up on these players to know. Here are links to our featured players so far. Check them all out, and stay tuned in November for X Factors from Loyola Marymount, and Portland to conclude the series.

Brandon Perry, San Diego

Aaron Bright, Saint Mary’s

Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga

Jett Raines, Pepperdine

Anson Winder, BYU

Alec Kobre, Pacific

Corey Hilliard, San Francisco

Yannick Atanga, Santa Clara

Preseason Rankings: The West Coast Conference hosted Media Day in Los Angeles highlighted by the release of the Preseason All-WCC Team and Coaches’ Poll. Check out or analysis of the official team and poll followed by our own predictions and analysis comparing the two. Let’s see who got it right at the end of the season!

WCC Preseason Poll

Preseason All-WCC Team

Editor’s Predictions: Preseason Poll

Editor’s Predictions: All-WCC Team

Editor’s Predictions: All-WCC Team Just Missed the Cut

Who Did It Better?: Preseason All-WCC Team

Who Did It Better?: WCC Preseason Poll

Player Rankings: We also debuted our annual Player Position Rankings as our writers chose the top five players in the West Coast Conference at each position.

Rankings Breakdown


Power Forward

Small Forward

Shooting Guard

Point Guard

Happy Halloween!: We finished off the month getting scared with a couple Halloween themed posts. Check out why BYU might be the scariest road game in the WCC, and take a look at our scariest hoops players on each team.

The Power of Provo

Scariest Players in the WCC

COMING UP IN NOVEMBER: Stay tuned for another very busy month on West Coast Convo in November as basketball season is finally here! We will be looking at some of the top players in the WCC heading into the season including Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Transfer Players and ESPN’s Top 100 College Basketball Players. We will also bring you complete coverage and analysis of the opening games in the WCC starting on opening night November 14th.