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For Mark Tollefsen to be high on Arizona’s transfer board last season he must have performed at a high level at San Francisco consistently. Tollefsen did just that with his performance improving year to year as indicated by his scoring average that went from 7.2 points as a freshman to 10.3 as a sophomore to 14 as a junior last season.
Tollefsen signed with San Francisco as part of its Class of 2011 out of San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, Calif. He was only 6’8″ and 170 pounds and Rivals did not rate him with a star. He redshirted his first season with the Dons.
Five years later, Tollefsen is playing for nationally ranked Arizona as a senior graduate transfer. He is receiving mention as a potential NBA draft selection. He is listed at 6’9″ and 205 pounds.
“I’ve been around the block; I’ve seen just about anything,” Tollefsen said in a YouTube interview.
The following slideshow rates Tollefsen’s top five games at San Francisco (please click on the arrow marked “Next” at the top right or bottom to continue) …
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Hearing San Francisco transfer Mark Tollefsen turned some heads this Summer at Arizona. Can play 3 or 4. 6-9. Averaged 14.0 PPG and 5.4 RPG.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 28, 2015
— Arizona Basketball (@APlayersProgram) August 11, 2015