Report Card: Arizona Wildcats

Allonzo Trier of the Arizona Wildcats high fives fans following a home game against the UNLV Rebels at McKale Center on December 19, 2015. The Wildcats defeated the Rebels 82-70. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Kaleb Tarczewski (C):

Kaleb had a great year in the post. As a senior, he made the Pac-12 All Defensive Team. Standing seven feet off the ground, he possessed dominant size coupled with great ball skills to account for an average of 9.4 PPG and 9.3 RPG. His towering intimidation will be missed next year from this wildcat team.

Grade: A-

 

Allonzo Trier (G):

Allonzo Trier loves going to school in Tucson and because of the atmosphere McKale Center provides, he has decided to stay for another year. As a great finisher and a freshman, he shows a lot of potential. Especially when Head Coach Sean Miller said he will be one of college basketball’s better guards next year because of his strong work ethic. He also made the Pac-12 All Freshman Team.

Grade: B+

 

Gabe York (G):

Averaging 33.3 minutes per game, Gabe York plays more than any other player on the team. After 4 years with the wildcats, we were able to see major improvement from Gabe as his minutes, points, etc. all rose up. He is a lethal shooter from behind the arc with a 3-pt percentage of 42.1%. His game is comparable to Stephen Curry as he runs off screens and creates space in order to give him enough time for a quick release.

Grade: A

 

Kadeem Allen (G):

Kadeem Allen came out of the NJCAA to experience is first season in the Pac-12. He was a very average player. Giving enough production, he was a good selection to preserve games while featured players were resting on the bench. Averaging 8.4 PPG, he played a small part to this team.

Grade: B-

 

Ryan Anderson (F):

Listed at 6’9”, Ryan coupled with Kaleb in the post. He was a bully in the post to say the least averaging a double double all season long. He was a major source for Arizona’s offensive production and because of that, he made the All Pac-12 First Team. Next season, the wildcats will be grieving without his senior leadership in the paint.

Grade: A

 

Sean Miller:

Sean Miller remains as one of college basketball’s elite coaches. This past season, he coached the wildcats up to a maximum ranking of 7 before losing a 4OT game to USC. The average amount of points Arizona lost by is about 4.77. This proves that Sean Miller coached the players into situations that gave the wildcats a mere opportunity to win every game. This offseason, he has already gotten four, 5-star recruits to commit. These men will help lift this team into the air next season.

Grade: A

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