Here are the five players Andy Katz expects to make a lasting impact on their teams in the Pac-12 this season.

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1. McKinley Wright IV, 6-0, Jr., Colorado: Wright has been one of the hidden gems for two seasons. The word is out. He’s the real deal and should lead the Buffaloes to the NCAA tournament. He averages 13 points a game, nearly five boards and five assists a game. He needs to cut down on turnovers (3.1 a game). But he’s a big shot maker and has matured enough to handle the responsibility of delivering a bid.

2. Isaiah Stewart, 6-9, Fr., Washington: The Huskies have a tremendous recruiting class, led by Stewart and Jaden McDaniels. They are both built for Mike Hopkins’ offense and his zone. If Stewart lives up to his hype then the Huskies should be right back in contention for the Pac-12 title.

3. Remy Martin, 6-0, Jr., Arizona State: If the Sun Devils get back to the NCAA tournament then it will be because of Martin’s play. He will have more of a featured role this season. He’s the same player who went off for 27 in a win against Arizona. He had 10 points, four assists and just one turnover in a win over Kansas. Martin averaged a dozen points and five assists a game. Those numbers can climb.