As 2019 wraps up, it’s time we take a look at Arizona Basketball’s best players since the 2010-11 season and put together our All-Decade Team.
Since the 2010-11 season, Arizona Basketball head coach Sean Miller has had a lot of talented players in all positions. Point guards, shooting guards, forwards and centers, this program has had it all. Many have gone on to even have remarkable careers in the NBA and still are. To put together a list of an All-Decade Team is a hard task and one we decided to take on.
When putting together a team of this magnitude, many will agree and disagree as well. That is fair. To have too many players to choose from is a good problem to have. It does say a lot though about the recruiting talents Miller has when it comes to landing elite talent to play for the Wildcats.
The impact they had while at Arizona, how they compared to other players in the same position and their overall skillset are several things we took into consideration when putting this list together. Keep in mind too that we choose players from the 2010-11 season to present.
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Individual accolades, school records, these five that we have chosen stand out above the rest for those reasons as well. They may have only played one season, two seasons, transferred from another school, it doesn’t matter, they played at Arizona and defined what it meant to Bear Down.
Here is your Arizona Basketball All-Decade Team:
PG – T.J. McConnell
SG – Nick Johnson
SF – Derrick Williams
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – Deandre Ayton
Honorable Mention All-Decade Team
PG – MoMo Jones
SG – Stanley Johnson
C – Kaleb Tarczewski
There you have it, our Zona Zealots Arizona Basketball All-Decade Team. Imagine all five of all those players on the court at the same time, they would dominate. That leads to an interesting thought. How does that team compare to All-Decade Teams across all the top programs in college basketball? I would imagine this team would be in the Top 5, without a doubt.
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At Zona Zealots, let us know your thoughts on our all-decade team. We look forward to what this program has in store over the next decade. As always, Bear Down, Arizona!