Former Arizona Wildcat Solomon Hill's skills and smarts on the court convinced the Indiana Pacers to draft him No. 23 in the first round Thursday night.
This is how excited Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller was Friday:
Dan Dakich of Indianapolis ESPN Radio 1070-AM interviewed Sean Miller, former UA assistant James Whitford and Solomon Hill on Friday following the Pacers' adding Hill to the team through the NBA draft - visit their site to listen to each interview.
Since Sean Miller last held a news conference back in March, the Arizona Wildcats have made 10 player personnel moves, lost an associate head coach and hired a former star as an assistant head coach.
And Chad Ford says Carrick Felix is a better NBA prospect than Solomon Hill.
The games were over but the Wildcats had plenty of drama in April...and readers say the biggest Pac-12 challenger to UA next season will not be a team...
Grant Jerrett has long arms and a nice shooting touch but is nowhere near strong enough or experienced enough for the NBA.
As the clock ticked from 28 to 27 to 26, a three-point shot by UCLA's Jordan Adams bounced off the rim. Game tied at 64.
An excited James Whitford is introduced in Muncie...Tony Bland jumps to USC...and other notes/links of possible interest.
Later in his eight-year stint under Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller, James Whitford said four teams approached him about head coaching opportunities.
Sean Miller encouraged his top assistant to take the Mid-American Conference job.
The truth, the whole truth, half-truths, shades of the truth and other items admissible as Sweet 16 munchies:
LAS VEGAS - When Arizona coach Sean Miller received his first in-state recruiting commitment, from Phoenix's Daniel Bejarano in October 2009, it was a relatively rushed affair just after the shooting guard backed off a commitment to Texas.
LAS VEGAS - Like many travel-team players between tournament games, Dorian Pickens sometimes can't help but take a nap.
John and Sean Miller will be inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League Hall of Fame...and James Whitford makes a top list of assistants.
UA's associate head coach pulls out of the running to be Miami University's head coach...Gabe York to play in the Ballislife game...and Kyle Fogg is an underdog again...
A month after Charlie Coles retired, the RedHawks may be looking seriously at UA's associate head coach. ... and other notes/links.
The Arizona Wildcats have backed themselves into a corner this week, and nobody is likely casting a sour look at the team's top three seniors.
UA basketball made a net profit of about $14 million in 2009-10,
the last season figures are available for...
Maybe Alex Jacobson will stick around...Still no LOI from Angelo
Chol...and other notes.