People tend to think that the West Coast Conference is just Gonzaga beating up on everyone else. However, while the Zags have become a national powerhouse, the league has some other solid programs as well. St. Mary’s and BYU have been consistent throughout the decade as well. Those three schools feature prominently on this team, while a few other programs had some under-the-radar players as well.
West Coast Conference 2010s All-Decade Team
Guard – Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga
Kevin Pangos is one of the best players in Gonzaga history. He played in Spokane early in the decade, really helping to push the Bulldogs into the national spotlight for good. Pangos made the first-team in all four years of his career. He won newcomer of the year in 2012 and the player of the year award as a senior in 2015. He was also named a third-team member of the AP’s All-American team that season.
Pangos averaged 12.8 points and 3.8 assists per game for his career. He also shot 41.5 percent from behind the arc, leaving the program as its all-time leader in made threes. Pangos is the WCC’s career leader in win shares and offensive rating. He was a member of three regular-season title teams and four NCAA Tournament teams. He helped the Bulldogs make it to the second round three times as well as making one Elite Eight appearance.
Guard – Matthew Dellavedova, St. Mary’s
Before Matthew Dellavedova found success with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he was a star for St. Mary’s. He made the first-team three times and won player of the year as a junior in 2012. Dellavedova was also a two-time member of the AP All-American team as an honorable mention. His award-winning season led St. Mary’s to its first outright league title in 23 years, dethroning Gonzaga for one year.
For his career, he averaged 14.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game. Dellavedova is the West Coast Conference’s career leader in offensive win shares. He also sits in the top five in total win shares, assists, points produced, and free-throw percentage. He led St. Mary’s to two titles overall as well as two NCAA Tournaments, making it to the second round once.
Guard – Tyler Haws, BYU
Tyler Haws left for religious service when BYU was in the Mountain West and returned when they were a member of the WCC. All he did was tear up the league for his remaining seasons of eligibility, making the first-team all three times and winning player of the year in 2014. He was the first Cougar to win the player of the year award in the new conference and was also an AP All-American honorable mention that season.
Haws averaged 22.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and two assists per game during his time in the WCC. He sits in the top five of eight career statistical categories in league history, including points, scoring average, and offensive rating. Haws led the Cougars to two NCAA Tournament berths as well as a semifinal appearance in the NIT.
Guard – Kyle Collinsworth, BYU
Kyle Collinsworth played two seasons alongside Haws and picked up where he left off after he graduated. Collinsworth also made the first-team three times and won player of the year as a senior in 2016. He was a two-time honorable mention on the AP All-American team. Collinsworth is the men’s Division I leader in career triple-doubles with 12, achieving six each in his junior and senior seasons.
During his time in the West Coast Conference, he averaged 14.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, six assists, and 1.8 steals per game. He sits in the top five in conference history in career assist average, assists percentage, and defensive rebounds. Collinsworth helped BYU make two NCAA Tournaments and was also part of the team that made it to the NIT semifinals.
Center – Jock Landale, St. Mary’s
Jock Landale was a dominant big man during his time in college. He made the first-team twice and took home the player of the year award as a senior in 2018. Landale was twice a finalist for the national Center of the Year award and was named an honorable mention on the AP All-American team in 2017. He owns the single-season record for made field goals and points for the Gaels.
He averaged 13.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game for his career. Landale’s 62.5 percent career shooting average is the best in conference history. He also sits atop the lists for player efficiency rating, effective field goal percentage, and true shooting percentage. He helped St. Mary’s capture one regular-season title and play in one NCAA Tournament. Landale also took them to the NIT three times, including two appearances in the quarterfinals.
Guard – Jared Brownridge, Santa Clara
Jared Brownridge played for Santa Clara from 2013-17. He won the newcomer of the year award in 2014 and ended up making the first-team three times during his career. He was only the fourth Bronco ever to make the first-team three straight times in their career. Brownridge also became just the 11th player in West Coast Conference history to score 2,000 points.
For his career, he averaged 17.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. He also shot 40.3 percent for his career from the three-point stripe. Brownridge is in the top five on the league’s career lists for made three-point baskets, points, and points produced. He is also in the top ten in made field goals, three-point percentage, and offensive win shares.
Guard – Anthony Ireland, Loyola Marymount
Anthony Ireland played for Loyola Marymount at the beginning of the decade. He goes down as one of the best Lions ever, becoming just the third player in program history to make the first-team three times. He is also the only player in program history to finish his career with tallies of at least of 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 asssits, and 150 steals.
Ireland averaged 16.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.5 steals per game for his career. He is the WCC’s career leader in points produced and sits in the top five in made free throws. He is also in the top ten in career points and steals.
Forward – Stacy Davis, Pepperdine
Stacy Davis played for the Waves in the heart of the decade from 2012-16. He won the newcomer of the year award in 2013. He also became the first player in program history in almost 20 years to make the first-team three times. Davis left Pepperdine as the program’s career leading scorer and second in career rebounds.
For his career, he averaged 14.3 points and eight rebounds per game. He sits in the top five in West Coast Conference history in career offensive and defensive rebounds. He is also in the top ten in total rebounds, rebounding average, and made free throws. Davis helped the Waves make two CBI appearances.
Forward – Yoeli Childs, BYU
Yoeli Childs is the only current player to make the team, having just finished up his senior year at BYU. Childs became the tenth player in program history to be named to the first-team three times when he earned that honor once again for the past season. He also was a finalist for the Power Forward of the Year award for the 2019-20 season.
Childs averaged 17.1 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game for his career. He finished his career as the WCC’s career leader in defensive rebounds. He also sits in the top five in made field goals, made two-point field goals, and total rebounds. Childs took BYU to two NIT appearances. He also would have been part of an NCAA Tournament team this past season if the event had not been canceled due to COVID-19.
Forward – Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga
Rui Hachimura rounds out the team, playing three years for Gonzaga from 2016-19. His final season for the Zags was a big one, taking home the player of the year honor and being named a consensus first-team AP All-American. He was a two-time member of the league’s first-team during his career as well.
For his career, Hachimura averaged 12.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. He also shot 57.9 percent from the field, fifth-best in conference history. He sits in the top ten in league history in player efficiency rating and effective field goal percentage. Hachimura was part of three teams that captured regular-season titles and went to the NCAA Tournament. All three trips ended in at least the second weekend of the event, including finishing as the national runner-up in 2017.