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2014 NCAA Tournament: Arizona’s 5 Most Important Players

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2014 NCAA Tournament: Arizona's 5 Most Important Players

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The Arizona Wildcats have proven that they are a legit team, getting a No. 1 seed and playing arguably the best defense in the country. The offense might be dull at times, but these five players are the most important to the team’s success.

5. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
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5. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
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Filling in for Brandon Ashley was not easy. In the last 12 games where he has started, he has averaged 10 points per game.

4. Kaleb Tarczewski

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4. Kaleb Tarczewski

Kaleb Tarczewski
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The true defensive anchor on a talented defensive team, Tarczewski brings effort on both ends, averaging 10 points and seven rebounds.

3. Nick Johnson

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3. Nick Johnson

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The Pac-12 POY is a deadly shooter when he’s open and leads the team in scoring and minutes. However, he’s not the most important player on this list.

2. Aaron Gordon

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2. Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon
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The sensational defensive-oriented freshman has the most athletic ability on the team and rebounds better than any player on the team. His Achilles’ heel is free shooting at just 44 percent from the line.

1. T.J. McConnell

TJ McConnell
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1. T.J. McConnell

TJ McConnell
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The point guard that gets the Wildcats going, T.J. McConnell provides a great pick-and-roll game to a team that struggles on offense. McConnell leads the team in assists at five per game. He runs the offense that has to get moving.