2015-16 Report Card grades for Arizona Basketball players

Arizona Basketball just finished their 2015/16 season, time for their Report Card.

Grading this team was not easy, being disappointed that they lost in the first round is hard to stomach. Knowing that Cal, Oregon State, Colorado, and USC also lost in the first round doesn’t make it much better, the five out of seven teams went down in flames.

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KALEB TARCZEWSKI

C, Arizona

B

Solid inside presence as always, his toughness, and strength down low made him an anchor for Arizona all year. Unfortunately never developed a strong, consistent offensive game, but his presence will be missed next season.

GABE YORK

G, Arizona

B+

He has been a bit wishy-washy at times this season, but easily had his best year. A very hot and cold shooter, but overall his work ethic and experience will be missed.

RYAN ANDERSON

F, Arizona

A-

The Boston College transfer helped us immensely this year offensively. He struggled a bit on the defensive end, and had problems guarding quicker, more athletic forwards, but without him, the season probably wouldn’t have gone as well as it did. 

MARK TOLLEFSEN

F, Arizona

C+

The graduate transfer from San Francisco in short was a role player put into a starting role. He had his limitations, and never truly found his role within the offense, but overall he was a nice contributor for this year. He provided good length and athleticism that helped Arizona’s rebounding.

ALLONZO TRIER

G/F, Arizona

A-

The true freshman had a great season for Arizona. Certainly had his up-and-down moments, as most freshmen tend to do, but his offense was crucial for us and is probably the best natural scorer at Arizona with Miller as head coach.

KADEEM ALLEN

G, Arizona

C+

The junior college player of the year came in with a bit of hype. In his first season playing with the Wildcats, we found Allen plays hard, but just isn’t a Point Guard. He plays a bit inconsistent, and a little out of control which leads him to turn the ball over a bit.

KADEEM ALLEN

G, Arizona

C+

The junior college player of the year came in with a bit of hype. In his first season playing with the Wildcats, we found Allen plays hard, but just isn’t a Point Guard. He plays a bit inconsistent, and a little out of control which leads him to turn the ball over a bit.

PARKER JACKSON-CARTWRIGHT

G, Arizona

C

PJC is still very much developing. This season he showed glimpses of being as good a college point guard that he was hyped as. For Jackson-Cartwright, confidence is key, when he’s confident in his game, he’s a totally different player and one that could potentially be a dangerous asset for Arizona.

CHANCE COMANCHE

C/F, Arizona

B-

Chance certainly had his up-and-downs, but as the season progressed, when he played, he showed great promise. He’s still a bit raw, and could use another off-season of growing and becoming stronger, but when it’s all said and done, Chance is going to be a fantastic player for us.

RAY SMITH

F, Arizona

N/A

Was injured this year. Wish he could have played, giving Arizona a bit more offensively and defensively, and see what he could have contributed.
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DUSAN RISTIC

C/F, Arizona

B-

Looked very good offensively at times, but still has his limitations especially on the defensive end, where he struggles with stronger bigs. Another year will certainly help his game, and I think Dusan and Chance could have big years for Arizona with the addition of Freshman Lauri Markkanen.

JUSTIN SIMON

G, Arizona

C

Definite raw still, but overall, I think Simon possesses tons of upside. Wish he could have had more opportunities to develop and play through some struggles, but I liked what I saw in the small doses he played. He’s got great length and athleticism and will be magnificent for Arizona down the road.

THE WALK-ONS

N/A, Arizona

A+

The only A+ to me. These group of men always give 100% effort and give all they can to program. 
Ray Smith for the year, and dealing with multiple injuries and ailments.

This team never really featured that “go-to” player, and basically had to make due with a number of role players. At 25-9 overall, the team making the tournament and having the success they had, is truly a testament to Sean Miller as a head coach, and the fight and will of this team.

Losing players like Nick Johnson, Stanley Johnson, Aaron Gordon, T.J. McConnell, Solomon Hill, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and Brandon Ashley over the course of a few years were too detrimental, and this was a success of a season as a “transition year”. 

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ARIZONA WILDCATS

B-

Overall a B-. This team struggled at times, and from the start faced a bit of adversity losing Ray Smith for the year, and dealing with multiple injuries and ailments.

This team never really featured that “go-to” player, and basically had to make due with a number of role players. At 25-9 overall, the team making the tournament and having the success they had, is truly a testament to Sean Miller as a head coach, and the fight and will of this team.

Losing players like Nick Johnson, Stanley Johnson, Aaron Gordon, T.J. McConnell, Solomon Hill, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and Brandon Ashley over the course of a few years were too detrimental, and this was a success of a season as a “transition year”. 

BearDown Arizona!