It might not happen, but here are some west coast basketball teams that have a big upside for 2011-12 season and teams that I personally am looking at to make big strides. As we all know, games are not made on paper and talk is cheap. I broke it down using the 6 basic leagues that teams on the west coast play in.
Pac-12-- Arizona State. runner-up, Oregon State
Big West---Pacific. runner up, UC Santa Barbara
Big Sky--- Sacramento Sate. runner up, Eastern Washington
WAC---Hawaii. runner up, New Mexico State
Mt. West----Boise State. runner up, Nevada
WCC---U of Portland. runner up, Loyola
I have based my comments on how the teams did this year, who they have recruited and who the head coach is of these teams. Two rising stars in the coaching ranks are Leon Rice of Boise State and Gib Arnold of Hawaii, people to watch.
West Coast basketball is on the rise and do not let anyone tell you different.
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