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1. Mich St 2. Kentucky 3. Kan 4. Lou 5. Duke 6. Ariz 7. Syr 8. Mich 9. Ohio St 10. UNC 11. OkSt 12. Fla 13. VCU 14. Mem 15. WichSt 16. Marq
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ARIZONA’S TOP FIVE OPPOSING PLAYERS
Comments from a column written by CBSSports.com college basketball insider Gary Parrish, who recently ranked the top 100 players in the nation.
1. Jahii Carson, ASU guard … I can see a world where Carson is considered better (than Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart) by February. Averaged 18.5 points and 5.1 assists last season. Those numbers will go up.
2. Mitch McGary, Michigan center … The sophomore big averaged 14.3 points and 10.7 boards in the NCAA tournament; can he do that consistently this regular season?
3. Glenn Robinson III, Michigan forward … Robinson’s NBA stock should be for the better after returning to school. He has a smooth stroke and a great pro body.
4. Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado guard … Colorado’s been pumping out NBA talent in recent years, and Dinwiddie should be the next pro. He has a great first step he can use for penetration or for setting up the defender to pop a jumper.
5. Kyle Anderson, UCLA guard … A point forward that was stunted under Ben Howland, even when Howland tried to loosen up his tactics. He’s got great length, good vision and plays at his own pace — in a good way. Future NBA pick, certainly.
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— Arizona Wildcats guard Jordin Mayes sets sight on successful senior season with 20-20 vision
— Unsung players wore No. 21 proudly for Arizona Wildcats
— Jason Gardner’s No. 22 is retired but Coniel Norman and Ray Owes also wore number admirably for Arizona Wildcats
— Arizona Wildcats No. 23 players historic in different ways
— No. 24 in Arizona Wildcats history one for the statistical record books
— Steeeeeeeeve Kerrrrrrrr!!!!
— A look at the greatest takeaways from Arizona Wildcats’ Red-Blue Scrimmage
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— Arizona Wildcats’ Aaron Gordon vying to become third freshman to win Pac-12 player of year
— Ernie McCray did more than score for Arizona Wildcats
— Arizona Wildcats’ No. 31 not retired with Jason Terry’s name but should be
— No. 32 most storied jersey number in Arizona Wildcats history
— No. 33 in Arizona Wildcats history symbolic of hard work ethic, ideal role players
— Simon says: No. 34 special with two of Arizona Wildcats’ greatest wearing jersey number
— If Arizona Wildcats center Kaleb Tarczewski has field-goal percentage like Jud Buechler, UA will be fine
— Arizona Wildcats legend Sean Elliott scored career-high 36 points opposing Sean Miller
— Nick Johnson looks to improve perimeter shooting, limit turnovers
— Jordin Mayes hoping to return to shooting form earlier in Arizona Wildcats career
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