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Arizona Wildcats Productivity Report: Tarczewski reminds Bramlett of himself with UA

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WHAT IS PRODUCTIVITY RATING?:
PP: Productivity Points (Points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocked shots, FGs made, FTs made added together and then subtracted by missed FGs, missed FTs, personal fouls and turnovers)
MIN: Minutes played overall
PR: Productivity rating per minute played (Productivity points divided by minutes played)

ARIZONA 87, USC 57
PRODUCTIVITY RATING

* — STARTERS

Player Pos PP MIN PR
*T.J. McConnell PG 20 19 1.053
*Kaleb Tarczewski C 21 21 1.000
*Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF 21 25 .840
*Stanley Johnson SF 21 25 .840
Parker Jackson-Cartwright PG 13 16 .813
*Brandon Ashley PF 21 28 .750
Dusan Ristic c 8 15 .533
Elliott Pitts SG 1 20 .050
Gabe York SG 0 22 .000
LESS THAN 10 MIN
Matt Korcheck PF 7 5 1.400
Jacob Hazzard PG -1 2 -.500
Drew Mellon SF -1 2 -.500
TOTAL TEAM 131 200 .655

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A.J. Bramlett knows all about basketball development from his gradual improvement during his career at Arizona to currently mentoring young prospects with his business venture in his native Albuquerque.

Bramlett, founder of the basketball academy Dream Center and Run the Walk in Albuquerque, can relate to how a burgeoning talent can flourish.

“I went through a lot of the same things at Arizona that Tarczewski is going through,” Bramlett said this week when reached about the jersey retirement of his close friend Jason Terry.

“I also played with a bunch of talent around me and it took a while to be able to break out offensively. The important thing is to do exactly what he has to do for the team. His time will come.”

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ARIZONA’S TOP SCORING CENTERS

Rank Name Years Points
2. Bob Elliott 1974-77 2131
9. Channing Frye 2002-05 1789
14. Anthony Cook 1986-89 1590
15. Sean Rooks 1989-92 1497
25. Frank Smith 1980-83 1329
32. Jordan Hill 2007-09 1208
42. A.J. Bramlett 1996-99 1098
43. Joseph Blair 1993-96 1086
50. Ed Stokes 1990-93 984
57. Junior Crum 1945-49 940
67. Eddie Myers 1968-71 832
70. Kaleb Tarczewski 2013-15 820

Bramlett was counted on by Lute Olson to be a rebounding and defensive threat in the middle, especially with Arizona boasting the perimeter talent of Terry, Mike Bibby, Miles Simon and Michael Dickerson.

Tarczewski is in the same situation with T.J. McConnell, Stanley Johnson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and his backcourt mate, Brandon Ashley, expected to take most of the shots.

In the last three games, Tarczewski has averaged 8 field goal attempts and has converted 62.5 percent of them. In the previous 23 games, he attempted an average of only 4.9 shots and made 57 percent of them.

Against USC last night, he made 6 of his 11 field-goal opportunities.

After a 1-of-6 performance at ASU on Feb. 7, highlighted by missed opportunities inside with missed shots and the mishandling of the basketball, Tarczewski has turned things around.

“He felt terrible,” Miller said in the postgame press conference last night after Tarczewski’s 15-point, nine-rebound performance. “Kaleb is very self-critical. He cares a lot. Sometimes when you’re hard-working, diligent, and you care about your performance, you can also once in a while lose your confidence and I think that happened to him. It happened to him prior to that game (at ASU) but it all seemed to fester on that Saturday afternoon.

“But his response is what you would want. He’s gotten back to work. He’s watched some extra film. To me, he has a renewed sense of confidence. One of the points I made to Kaleb is don’t judge yourself by the points you score. There’s so many things that he does that are valuable for winning that you don’t see in the box score. You can sometimes get away from that when you’re not scoring. But I think he’s in a good place right now.”

Bramlett echoed Miller’s words, mentioning Tarczewski does all that is asked of him.

“I’ve been watching Tarczewski and Ashley closely,” Bramlett said. “What I like about Tarczewski is he is a big rock in the middle. He affects a lot of things with his defense.

“He still has a high ceiling in my opinion. I can see that he has the work ethic and desire to get where he needs to be. He’ll get there.”

PAC-12 RPI RATING
Present RPI ranking of the Pac-12.

Rank Team Ovr Pac12 SOS Top50
No.7 Arizona 23-3 11-2 53 3-0
No.9 Utah 20-4 11-2 43 2-4
No.45 UCLA 16-11 8-6 20 1-5
No.53 Stanford 16-9 7-6 74 1-5
No.60 Oregon 18-8 9-5 93 2-5
No.84 Arizona St. 14-12 6-7 36 2-4
No.89 California 16-10 6-7 82 1-5
No.97 Oregon St. 15-10 7-7 114 2-4
No.98 Washington 14-11 3-10 71 2-2
No.115 Colorado 12-13 5-8 41 1-6
No.127 Washington St. 11-14 5-8 62 0-3
No.169 USC 10-16 2-12 54 0-4

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SEASON PRODUCTIVITY RATING

Player Pos G S PP MIN PR
Stanley Johnson SG 26 25 570 735 .776
R.Hollis-Jefferson SF 26 13 524 732 .716
T.J. McConnell PG 26 26 488 767 .636
Brandon Ashley PF 26 26 428 731 .585
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 22 0 118 232 .509
Kaleb Tarczewski C 26 26 331 680 .487
Gabe York SG 25 13 265 556 .477
Elliott Pitts SG 26 1 103 418 .246
AVG 5-9.9 MIN
Craig Victor PF 8 0 38 57 .667
Dusan Ristic C 24 0 107 226 .473
AVG 1-4.9 MIN
Matt Korcheck PF 15 0 35 52 .673
Trey Mason SG 8 0 2 11 .182
Drew Mellon SF 9 0 0 14 .000
Jacob Hazzard PG 13 0 -11 19 -.579
TOTAL TEAM 26 2998 5225 .574


ARIZONA PAC-10/12
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR:

Name (Year) G S PP MIN PR
Derrick Williams (2011) 38 38 1190 1141 1.043
Sean Elliott (1989) 33 33 1128 1125 1.003
Chris Mills (1993) 28 28 838 870 .963
Sean Elliott (1988) 38 38 1167 1249 .934
D. Stoudamire (1995) 30 30 964 1092 .883
Mike Bibby (1998) 35 35 905 1124 .805
Jason Terry (1999) 29 29 877 1107 .792
Nick Johnson (2014) 38 38 848 1254 .676

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ARIZONA SCHEDULE/PRODUCTIVITY RESULTS

Date Opponent Results TeamPR Productivity Leader Pos PP MIN PR
Feb. 19 USC 87-57 (W) .574 T.J. McConnell PG 20 19 1.053
Feb. 15 Washington St. 86-59 (W) .640 Kaleb Tarczewski C 28 24 1.167
Feb. 13 Washington 86-62 (W) .725 Stanley Johnson SG 39 27 1.444
Feb. 7 ASU 81-78 (L) .435 T.J. McConnell PG 30 34 .882
Jan. 30 Oregon St. 57-34 (W) .475 T.J. McConnell PG 22 30 .733
Jan. 28 Oregon 90-56 (W) .715 Dusan Ristic C 18 13 1.385
Jan. 24 Cal 73-50 (W) .550 Stanley Johnson SG 31 30 1.033
Jan. 22 Stanford 89-82 (W) .585 Brandon Ashley PF 22 16 1.375
Jan. 17 Utah 69-51 (W) .525 Stanley Johnson SG 30 28 1.071
Jan. 15 Colorado 68-54 (W) .545 Stanley Johnson SG 40 32 1.250
Jan. 11 Oregon St. 58-56 (L) .365 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF 26 34 .765
Jan. 8 Oregon 80-62 (W) .590 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF 26 25 1.040
Jan. 4 ASU 73-49 (W) .530 Dusan Ristic C 14 11 1.273
Dec. 23 UNLV 71-67 (L) .446 T.J. McConnell PG 28 39 .718
Dec. 19 UTEP 60-55 (W) .395 T.J. McConnell PG 23 35 .657
Dec. 16 Oakland 101-64 (W) .835 Craig Victor PF 13 10 1.300
Dec. 13 Michigan 84-50 (W) .640 Stanley Johnson SF 31 27 1.148
Dec. 9 Utah Valley 87-56 (W) .710 Dusan Ristic C 23 18 1.278
Dec. 6 Gonzaga 66-63 OT (W) .435 Brandon Ashley PF 19 38 .500
Dec. 2 Gardner-Webb 91-65 (W) .745 Parker Jackson-Cartwright PG 17 13 1.308
Nov. 26 San Diego State 61-59 (W) .525 Stanley Johnson SG 29 37 .784
Nov. 25 Kansas State 72-68 (W) .540 Stanley Johnson SG 21 25 .840
Nov. 24 Missouri 72-53 (W) .525 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF 25 23 1.087
Nov. 19 Cal-Irvine 71-54 (W) .610 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF 31 29 1.069
Nov. 16 Cal State-Northridge 86-68 (W) .605 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF 26 22 1.182
Nov. 14 Mt. St. Mary's 78-55 (W) .660 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF 28 21 1.333

ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He has also written articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.

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