MBB Picked to Win League, Pangos and Karnowski named All-WCC

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The Gonzaga men’s basketball team was unanimously selected by league coaches to win the West Coast Conference title, while Kevin Pangos and Przemek Karnowski were named Preseason All-WCC, conference officials announced Monday.

The Zags, who have won 13 of the last 14 regular season WCC titles, received all nine possible first-place votes for 81 points in the poll. BYU was picked second and received one first-place vote and 69 points. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own team. Saint Mary’s was selected third with 62 points, just ahead of San Francisco’s 59 points.

In the preseason all-conference selections, Pangos, a senior guard, was named to the team for the third consecutive year. He earned regular season all-WCC honors each of the last three seasons, along with being named Newcomer of the Year after his freshman campaign. Pangos started all 36 games a year ago and has started 103 of 104 possible games in his career. He returns after averaging 14.4 points, 3.6 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game in 2013-14.

Karnowski, a 7-1 junior center, earns preseason honors for the first time in his career. Karnowski also started all 36 games in 2013-14 and scored in double figures 22 times. For the year, he averaged 10.4 points per game and team-leading totals of 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game.

Gonzaga opens the season with an exhibition against Thompson Rivers University on Nov. 1 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Tip is scheduled for 6 p.m. and will be televised on KHQ. The first regular season game kicks off four consecutive home games and is on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. against Sacramento State on ROOT SPORTS/KHQ.

2014-15 WCC Preseason Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll

Team (First Place Vote)

 

Pts.

1. Gonzaga

(9)

81

2. BYU

(1)

69

3. Saint Mary’s

 

62

4. San Francisco

 

59

5. San Diego 

 

47

6. Portland

 

45

7. Pepperdine

 

29

7. Santa Clara

 

29

9. Loyola Marymount

 

19

10. Pacific

 

10

2014-15 All-WCC Preseason Men’s Basketball Team

Name

Institution

Yr.

Pos.

Jared Brownridge

Santa Clara

So.

G

Kyle Collinsworth

BYU

Jr.

G

Stacy Davis

Pepperdine

Jr.

F

Johnny Dee

San Diego

Sr.

G

Tyler Haws

BYU

Sr.

G

Przemek Karnowski

Gonzaga

Jr.

C

Kevin Pangos

Gonzaga

Sr.

G

Kruize Pinkins

San Francisco

Sr.

F

Thomas van der Mars

Portland

Sr.

C

Brad Waldow

Saint Mary’s

Sr.

C


 

 

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