Arizona Basketball 2019-2020

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  1. Lefty

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    Nnaji reminds me of Jordan Hill. Stone Gettings is going to play a big part coming off the bench. You can see he knows how to play the game.
     
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    This team reminds me of 2000. Of course everyone came back the next year and made a run.
     
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    This team is so deep
     
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    Nico can shoot I didn't see the game my guess is he's adjusting to college where defenders are bigger, longer, and react quicker and what looks to be an open shot gets closed off quicker.

    Happens to lots of freshmen, except apparently Cole Anthony.
     
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    PGU
     
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    Mannion and Green were much better this game.

    And Nnaji is starting to evoke memories of Jared Jeffries from his sophomore year at Indiana.
     
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    You should never, as in NEVER, question Nico as a shooter! He’s a tremendous shooter. Downright deadly!
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Nice game!
     
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    I know Green is gone but give us one more year of the other freshman.
     
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    Plan on mass exodus after the season:

    Jeter
    Gettings
    Hazzard
    Smith (finally)
    Nico
    Green
    Nnaji

    that’s a lot of scholarships to fill with only one 2020 verbal in place
     
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    It's the beginning of the season, let's not worry about next year. This team is so much fun to watch. It's kind of reminding me of Lute's teams. The Cats bench probably would beat half of the Pac-12 teams.
     
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    I just finished watching the game (I was on a plane for that and the Suns game, naturally). Nico Mannion is the truth. That was the best PG play I’ve seen since Lute’s guys (no disrespect to McConnell, but he doesn’t have Nico’s floater).

    This team is loaded and can go toe-to-toe with anyone in college
     
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    Yes sir! And he still has massive upside. The kid is a gym-rat and is always eager to learn & improve. Physically, he's only going to get stronger. Both his mom and dad are gym-rats as well and remain in incredible shape. If he can avoid any serious injuries, he will lead UArizona to ridiculous levels of success! Bank on it!
     
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    I went to the game last night down in Tucson.

    Several comments:

    Nico Mannion is the best frosh guard I have seen in decades. His court vision, ball awareness, anticipation remind me of Larry Bird.

    Great shooter, moves well without the ball, passing is outstanding.

    Downsides: Defense is ok, and he has to learn not to throw his body everywhere diving for balls - his 18-year old knees won't stay 18 for long.

    Arizona was a completely different team when he is not on the floor.


    As a whole, Arizona was good. Moved the ball around, good shooters.




    Was really disappointed in the level of officiating, but for Pac 12 nothing new. Game was close until the 12 minute mark in the second, when Miller's check must've cleared - string of bad calls on Illinois, and no-calls on Arizona completely changed the game. Only after UA had a double digit lead did they start calling fouls on UA again.

    Arizona is very physical on D - they won't get the home cooking everywhere.
     
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    Worse case for sure although I’m not sold on the others going pro as I am Josh Green.

    Doutrive if he gets it together is on the wing with Baker and Terry. Jordan Brown will be eligible in the front court with Lee and Koloko.

    PG is rough without Nico. They’re still in on Adam Miller who choosing between AZ/Illinois. Maybe smoking them last night helped.

    Idk who else they’re on right now...
     

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