If I had to guess, I'd say their chances at Gordon are 25 percent. The family has a longtime relationship with Lorenzo Romar. And Gordon wants to go somewhere where he can play a ton immediately and then go to the NBA (maybe in one year).
Anytime Kentucky and Kansas are also involved that makes it tough. His HS coach told me he had a great time at Kansas but it's rare when a recruit or his coach/parent/handler says a visit was anything other than "great." So hard to read into much of that.
Yes, and Jerrett, Tarczewski too. (a guess only!)
Nick Johnson at first but Parrom, if he stays healthy, could be a starter by midseason -- or at least start some of the time. One thing Miller has said is that his starting lineup will be more fluid this year. He may not lock into five guys.
That's a pretty good guess. The three freshman bigs all seem like very likely NBA guys at some point (it's just not clear how much time they'll need in college). There are a lot of other guys who could make it if they get some work done (Lyons, Johnson, Parrom, etc). Solomon Hill has a very critical year ahead of him in that respect, too. If he can show good perimeter skills as a 3, he'll get a long look.
The word early was Tarczewski and Ashley but Jerrett is obviously playing well. So it's a question of whether they would play both "4s" instead of Ashley or Jerrett and Tarczewski. I'm sure we'll see both starting lineups at one point or another.
Crazy, isn't it? There's still no indication of any sort though I'd have to think the NCAA will make up its mind by next week. I'm guessing Anderson will be kept out 3 games and Muhammad 7 but that's just a wild guess.
He is improving. The problem is that his competition among true posts is 10X greater than it was last year. I don't know if he'll be all conference. He's still somewhat raw but a very hard worker, so the only thing I know for sure is that he will maximize whatever he's goe.
Good question. Don't know if Jerrett is currently the favorite to start but he sure played like a starter Sunday.
I know Ashley wants to play the three long term and that is a possibility next season. Though that could also be impacted by recruiting -- if they get Gordon, he's probably best as a 4 and maybe it would make sense to move Ashley to three (assuming he's back).
Also there's a remote possibility Parrom gets the fifth year (they can't apply for the waiver until late this season) and he's back as the starting three.
By historical UA standards, it's not very good. And it's turning out to be even worse because many of the teams are rebuilding for one reason or another and then Texas Tech has been all but nuked.
I don't get that impression.
Mayes. He's got two years of experience and, if he stays healthy, has a lot of skills they need.
York may have more upside but he may need some time to develop.
That's true in one sense but you pretty much know what Hill is going to get. My guess for biggest X factor is Mark Lyons because he's a great fit on the court but he must meld into the teamwork to really make it work. In some ways, you could even say he's a bigger, more experienced version of MoMo Jones.
Yes he'll get some time there but that's obviously a crowded spot. It will probably depend on whether Miller wants a bigger lineup.
It may also happen more if Parrom becomes capable of defending a two.
Yeah i did hear about that but unfortunately did not see it. I do wonder if the security guards knew who they were.
The home schedule is fairly weak so there's a decent chance of that. Obviously, Florida and UCLA are probably the biggest home obstacles but Stanford, Cal, USC, OSU, Colorado and Washington could all pull out a win at McKale.
Pretty good...He has good footwork and very good mobility for a guy that size plus he's comfortable around the basket (unlike Natyazhko). You don't get to see guys like him in college basketball very often.
I'd guess probably 23 or 24 heading into the Pac-12 Tournament.
Top to bottom it probably is. But a lot of that really good talent is very young so i'm not sure how much will be expected of this team outside of Arizona. I think he's comfortable with the expectations being in the Top 15/Sweet 16 range.
I'm not doing the AP Top 25 vote this year so haven't really studied outside the Pac-12 in much detail but I like Indiana, Louisville, Duke, Ohio State and Michigan. Wait, is that too many Big Ten teams? OK .... maybe Syracuse?
Tough question to answer. So far you'd have to say big men, based on Derrick Williams and the bigs he has recruited but it may even out over time.
You could send a email to him (his assistant will probably get) by going to arizonawildcats.com and looking under "inside athletics" and "staff directory." or send a letter.
Or maybe he'll go near your place on one of those marketing tours someday...
By all accounts it was good. The key is he's not hurt. His inconsistency last season had a lot to do with injuries and the resulting lack of confidence. He should be able to at least reach the level he did late in his freshman season.
Probably not quite there yet but there's always some luck/matchups involved in getting there. Plus if they can win the Pac-12 they will have an easier geographic path.
They may be in 2014 depending on who returns.
On paper as of now it may only be that one since Florida is here and San Diego State (probably) is on a neutral court. And there is no Bay area trip -- even though UA historically plays well there both Stanford and Cal are good.
But games at Colorado, OSU, Washington and USC are all potential losses.
Good question. That is a "weak spot" I suppose in their recruiting footprint. But a big part of that has to do with Romar and Few locking up much of that talent.
UA doesn't have anybody with natural NW ties on its staff, either. But it has done a good job of developing ties in California when it had none until Joe Pasternack joined the staff.
They like him because he's a true pass-first PG. That's exactly what they'll need next year when they'll have plenty of scorers. Hard to see what he can do in a Red-Blue situation. It was probably clearer at the Duquesne game last season, when he played very well.
Stanford has virtually everybody back. Colorado is going to be better than expected, again. You can never count a Montgomery-coached team out, and Cal has a very good backcourt and Richard Solomon back down low. Washington probably won't quite be as good but they're always tough in Seattle.