CHICAGO – Maybe he’s a small forward, maybe not.
Late last month, after being swept by USC and UCLA, Arizona freshman Brandon Ashley and his mother, Lashiem Clark, had a long meeting with the UA coaching staff.
Struggles are normal for freshmen, such as Brandon Ashley, right, mainly because they are freshmen. Mark Lyons, left, has five years on Ashley, and Lyons thrived under the postseason stress that is March Madness.
Mark Lyons arrived from Xavier, took over the point guard role and proved himself in numerous clutch situations for the Wildcats.
Nick Johnson, coming in from the left to block SDSU guard Chase Tapley's shot in the final seconds, had "energy that really" affected the UA.
Arizona freshman Kaleb Tarczewski carved out a niche toward the end of the season with some unstoppable post moves.
Considering where the Arizona Wildcats were predicted to be in October, you could say their season just about met expectations.
Grant Jerrett says he's "blessed but also disappointed" ... and other post-game notes from Los Angeles.
Arizona's Grant Jerrett shoots over Blake Jenkins in Thursday's NCAA tournament game. Jerrett, a freshman who had six rebounds and two blocked shots, said nerves were not a problem despite the tourney environment.
SALT LAKE CITY - When Grant Jerrett stepped on the EnergySolutions Arena floor on Thursday to play possibly the biggest game of his life so far, his stomach didn't flutter and his head didn't spin.
Arizona 6-foot-10-inch freshman Grant Jerrett, left, has spent time in practice this week guarding smaller players, such as 6-2 Gabe York.
SALT LAKE CITY - Back home at Likins Hall, the Arizona Wildcats' three freshmen big guys try to play defense against the little guy.
While thanking Arizona Wildcats fans for showing up at McKale Center on a rainy, snowy night Wednesday, coach Sean Miller also took a playful jab at the hardiness of Tucsonans.
SALT LAKE CITY - Fed up with his team's slow starts at the beginning of both halves over the past three games, Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller says he will change his starting lineup Sunday against Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY — Fed up with his team’s slow starts at the beginning of both halves over the past three games, Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller says he will change his starting lineup Sunday against Utah.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Because all that new Pac-12 media money opened up the world of charter flying for Arizona, the Wildcats have already solved what has often been the toughest part of the Washington road swing.
Before each of the past few seasons, Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller and UA athletic department officials pick a game for their now-annual white-out event.