You learned a week ago who the conference coaches voted for
their All Pac-10 honors, but we wanted to poll our Bootleg staff
experts for another opinion. While you might expect some bigtime
homer hardware to be handed out, the results are tough to argue -
regardless of your fan affiliation. Six of us cast our votes for
10 top players deserving of First Team All-Conference status, one
coach, one top overall player and one frosh of the year. There
was a tie for the 10th spot in the All Pac-10 Team, so 11 are
listed. Surprisingly, there was also a tie for the Player on the
2003-2004 TheBootleg.com All Pac-10
||Josh Childress - Jr - forward - 6'8" 205
ppg (#9), 7.5 rpg (#5), 1.67 bpg (#3)
49.5% FG, 40.3% 3FG (#9), 80.7% FT (#10)
||Ike Diogu - So - center - 6'8" 250
(#1), 8.9 rpg (#2), 1.74 bpg (#2)
53.0% FG (#10), 37.8% 3FG, 81.5% FT (#6)
||Chris Hernandez - So* - guard - 6'2" 190
ppg, 4.56 apg (#8)
45.6% FG, 46.7% 3FG (#1), 91.4% FT (#1)
||Luke Jackson - Sr - forward - 6'7" 215
ppg (#2), 7.3 rpg (#7), 4.59 apg (#6)
48.0% FG, 44.3% 3FG (#3), 87.0% FT (#2)
||David Lucas - Jr - forward - 6'7" 230
(#5), 6.9 rpg (#9)
51.1% FG, 81.6% FT (#5)
||Andre Iguodala - So - forward - 6'6" 207
ppg (#16), 8.6 rpg (#4), 5.03 apg (#2)
44.6% FG, 30.0% 3FG, 79.3% FT
||Nate Robinson - So - guard - 5'9" 170
(#16), 2.73 apg, 1.77 spg (#3)
43.9% FG, 35.8% 3FG, 85.1% FT (#3)
||Salim Stoudamire - Jr - guard - 6'1" 177
ppg (#6), 2.93 apg
45.4% FG, 42.1% 3FG (#7), 78.4% FT
||Desmon Farmer - Sr - guard - 6'5" 220
(#3), 4.6 rpg
38.9% FG, 33.3% 3FG, 76.1% FT
||Hassan Adams - So - forward - 6'4" 201
ppg (#4), 7.4 rpg (#6), 1.55 bpg (#4)
53.9% FG (#8), 37.8% 3FG, 74.3% FT
||Leon Powe - Fr - forward - 6'8" 245
(#10), 9.5 rpg (#1)
48.8% FG, 61.0% FT
Also receiving votes: Matt Lottich (2), Jeff McMillan
(2), T.J. Cummings (1), Channing Frye (1)
"Chris Hernandez - Toughest guy in the league."
"Andre Iguodala - A guy I wish we had. I dont care
if he isnt one of the top scorers on his own team."
"Nate Robinson - I personally dig this kid even if he is
erratic. Forget stats, he makes a huge difference out
"Luke Jackson - Hate him and want to shave his head, but
the boy can play."
"Desmon Farmer - Intense competitor, shoots too much, but
can take over a game - reminds me a tad of Baron Davis."
"Channing Frye - Too soft for my tastes."
"David Lucas - Easy to overlook the entire Oregon State
team when thinking about the conference, but he can flat-out
light it up."
"Hassan Adams - He's a freak with what he does at all
spots on the floor. More than seven boards per game at
2003-2004 TheBootleg.com Pac-10
Co-Players of the Year
skills and abilities are recognized as the best in the
conference, but the mark against him was his incomplete
resumé. With each game he plays, though, you forget
about those first nine games he missed. Very rarely does
he fail to take over a game when he wants to, and he does
it on both ends. Scary thought: his shot is improving.
Scored 20 or more
points 15 times this year, though Oregon lost in his two
30+ point games (39 at OSU, 42 vs UA). Most amazing
though is how performs in rebounding and passing. Only
real weakness is his defense - he plays none. Also
damning is how he fared head-to-head against Josh
Childress in their games.
Also receiving votes: Ike Diogu (1), Chris Hernandez (1)
"Luke Jackson (barely over Childress, who is clearly
better than Jackson now, but hasn't had the same production over
the entire course of the Pac-10 schedule). Diogu ain't
getting it from me cuz he can't pass."
"Chris Hernandez. If Oregon had a winning Pac-10 record,
I'd go with Luke Jackson (he's certainly got the numbers by far).
But 26-1 has to be recognized."
"There are stats, but we see things with our eyes that go
beyond the numbers. Jackson has flailed away in some losses such
that teammates just stand around and watch. When Childress gets
going, the team comes with him. The tete-a-tete matchup at Maples
was also telling."
2003-2004 TheBootleg.com Pac-10 Coach
of the Year
||Mike Montgomery (18th year) -
Arguably last year was more impressive, doing
so much with less/younger talent. But taking a team
undefeated through 26 games with long stretches of no
Josh Childress or Justin Davis was incredible. Maybe
never to be repeated at Stanford. Deserves some credit
for the now-famous chemistry that drives this team.
Masterful use of defenses this year.
"Tell anybody who picks [Dick] Bennett that they're being
"Montgomery - Navigating injuries, going 26-1, applying
timely zones, keeping his guys focused."
"What [Lorenzo] Romar has done lately is amazing, but
it's the 'coach of the year' award, not the 'coach of the last 14
"I wish I could split my vote because Romar deserves big
props for the turnaround and Monty should get credit for a
fabulous season despite injuries."
2003-2004 TheBootleg.com Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
First freshman in Pac-10
history to lead the conference all season in rebounding.
He attacks the ball better than maybe any other in the
league, with Diogu a fair debate. He wasn't perfect and
he did not quite live up to the nationally elite hype,
but he should not be penalized for playing under Ben Braun. Offensively experimented a little this year, and
will get even better.
"With the exception of a few off-games, he seems to have
been a double-double waiting to happen every night."
"I don't think he lived up to the hype (which might have
been impossible), but Leon Powe still had eight double-doubles in
Pac-10 play. He gets my vote. Mitch Platt (free-throw shooting
aside) deserves honorable mention..."
"Only freshman on the all conference team, so it seems to
be the logical choice."
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