Arizona Wildcats Will Likely Be Ranked In Top 10 To Start 2013-14 College Basketball Season

By Trevor Lowry
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Although the 2013-14 college basketball season is months away, the Arizona Wildcats will likely be ranked in the top 10 in the preseason polls.

How is this possible when the Wildcats will be losing so much talent you ask? Well, although Mark Lyons and Solomon Hill were one and two when it came to scoring on this team, there will be some talent coming back and one heck of a recruiting class coming in.

Nick Johnson will be returning for his junior year and he was third in scoring this season, averaging 11.5 points per game. He will likely be the go-to guy entering the new season.

Freshmen Brandon Ashley and Kaleb Tarczewski should also be back. Both players put up six or more points per game and five or more rebounds per game. With more playing time and bigger roles for the team, they could definitely shine at Arizona. Gabe York, who was also a freshman this season, should get more playing time as well next season.

Whether if people think Arizona should make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament every season or not, Sean Miller is a great recruiter and he proved this with yet another good recruiting class. Three freshmen will be joining the team next year, which consists of two 5-stars and one 4-star. Most basketball programs would be set with that kind of talent, but it is a yearly thing for the Wildcats.

So, Arizona will be losing some good players, but it will also be returning some and adding more talent, which will likely make them a top 10 team entering the season.


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