This article is part of our Conference Preview series.
The Pac-12 found a resurgence of sorts during the 2019-20 season before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, as the conference was on its way to potentially a half-dozen NCAA Tournament bids, doubled from the previous season. The most recent news to rock the college basketball landscape, specifically to the conference, was Pac-12 commissioner Larry Drew announcing the resumption of fall and winter sports Sept. 24, granting the conference eligibility to start playing November 25.
Despite fantasy studs such as CJ Elleby, Tyrell Terry and Payton Pritchard leaving school to start their pro careers, the conference retains plenty of talent. Senior-to-be Remy Martin and his 19.1 ppg a year ago returns to the conference, though the Pac-12 saw six of its top 10 scores from a season ago depart for the NBA Draft or graduate. It was ultimately won by Oregon during the regular season in 2019-20, but there are expected to be plenty of challengers for the Pac-12 title heading into the upcoming season. For the second-straight year, the league will feature some of the top young talent, with consensus top-10 recruits joining the fold in Evan Mobley and Ziaire Williams. I'll look to touch on everything around the conference from a fantasy perspective heading into the new campaign.
Overall: Remy Martin, G, Arizona State
If it wasn't for stud senior Payton Pritchard of Oregon, Martin could've taken claim to the Player of the Year last season – he was that good. Failing just