2015-16 Countdown

Arizona Wildcats hoops countdown: We’re at Day No. 48 and counting


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During a recent interview with CBSSports.com, Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller touched on his team’s experience with four seniors, including two one-year-eligible transfers Ryan Anderson and Mark Tollefsen. Kaleb Tarczewski and Gabe York are the others. The team also has important returners such as Parker Jackson-Cartwright and Dusan Ristic:

“A lot of these guys have been on the bus, but now they’re taking a different seat. In a lot of cases they’re anxious to really show that they can hold their own and play at a level that allows us to be successful.

Parker Jackson-Cartwright is going to feel that way. Gabe York is going to feel that way. Dusan Ristic — who’s had a great summer — is going to feel that way. Kaleb Tarczewski is going to feel that way too. Kaleb has had a great Summer. You make the Pan American team — I think that in of itself — changes a player. What he’s going to be able to bring to the table as a senior is going to be huge.

It’s one thing to be one of the all-time winningest players or the all-time winningest player in a school’s history. But at a place like Arizona there’s been a number of players in a four-year window that have won a ton of games. To me the thing that separates Kaleb is he’s been in a vital role on each of the four teams. His impact in our program has been significant. He’s in our business school which is the hardest undergraduate program here at Arizona. I think we’re all really supporting him and are hopeful he can have a great year. I think he’ll have his best year at Arizona this year as a senior.”

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