Pac-12 Basketball Offseason: Derrick Williams Declares For NBA Draft

While Pac-12 football begins a long and hopefully prosperous road for the conference, there are some big questions that remain in the second major sport of the conference. A lot of players are departing to the NBA Draft, and no one knows really who could end up winning the conference next season.

Arizona Wildcats: A big hole to fill with the departure of Derrick Williams. Arguably one of the most talented squads in the conference, can they replicate success without him?

Arizona St. Sun Devils: Rebounding from last year's last place finish will be difficult, but Herb Sendek has been pretty good at battling through adversity.

California Golden Bears: Now that Cal has weathered their rebuilding season with their revamped squad, can they find enough strength inside to raise themselves back to the top of the conference?

Colorado Buffaloes: A lot of seniors depart from one of the NCAA bubble teams.

Oregon Ducks: Dana Altman has proven he can coach, but how much can he get out of what's likely to be a young and inexperienced team next season?

Oregon St. Beavers: The rope is getting shorter for Craig Robinson to produce results in Corvallis.

Stanford Cardinal: Johnny Dawkins can definitely recruit, but can he replicate that off-the-court success to winning on it?

UCLA Bruins: Despite a huge size advantage inside, can UCLA find perimeter success with the departures of Malcolm Lee and Tyler Honeycutt?

USC Trojans: The departure of Nikola Vucevic, Alex Stepheson and Marcus Simmons could entail a drastic dropoff in the defensive production of Kevin O'Neill's team.

Utah Utes: A new coach and an experienced but undertalented squad might mean the doormat in their first year in the Pac-12.

Washington Huskies: UW will still have plenty of talent, but there are a lot of players they're losing from this year's squad.

Washington St. Cougars: A big disappointment this season, Wazzu's fate hangs in the balance based on whether Klay Thompson decides to return for one more go-around.

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