“I had a lot of issues during my career: head, neck, back; I was knocked out cold three times,” says Michael Bates (20), hit here as a Redskins’ returner.
UA's Luke Walton maneuver's past an Oregon State defender during the first half of the game on March 1, 2001.
UA's Luke Walton shoots over Oregon State University's Adam Masten during first half action on Feb. 5, 2001.
UA's Luke Walton shoots over ASU's Kenny Crandall during their game held at the McKale Center, Jan. 22, 2003 in Tucson, Ariz.
UA's Luke Walton drives to the basket as Purdue's Darmetreis Kilgore tries to defend on Dec. 8, 2001.
Luke Walton with his father Bill Walton after UA defeated Purdue on Dec. 8, 2001.
UA basketball player Luke Walton had a double double in their win over Maryland as he goes for a rebound against Maryland's #35 Lonny Baxter on Nov. 7, 2001.
UA's Luke Walton grabs a loose ball against Cal's A.J. Diggs on March 8, 2002.
Luke Walton goes for two against OSU on Dec. 20, 2001.
Luke Walton reacts to beating OSU on Dec. 20, 2001.
Luke Walton can't bear the loss as he tries to hide under his jersey as he makes his way off the court after losing to Oregon on Dec. 22, 2001.
Luke Walton goes for two in the second half against Oregon on Dec. 22, 2001.
UA's Luke Walton tries to shoot two as he drives in the first half against Kansas players Nick Collison (4) and Drew Gooden on Dec. 1, 2001.
Luke Walton defends against the Bruins Jason Kapono on Feb. 14, 2002.
California's Jamal Sampson (31) fights for the ball with Arizona's Luke Walton (4) March 2, 2002 at McKale Center. Arizona won 99-53.
UA players Rick Anderson, Andrew Zahn, and Luke Walton raise the Wooden Classic trophy after defeating Purdue in the John Wooden Classic in Anaheim, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2001.
University of Arizona's Luke Walton is pressured by Team Nike's Casey Frank on Nov. 20, 2002, against Team Nike at the McKale Center.
Arizona's Luke Walton passes over UCONN's Emeka Okafor (50) and Caron Butler (3), Jan. 26, 2002, against UCONN at the McKale Center.
University of Arizona fans rush the court on Jan. 19, 2002, after a comeback against UCLA.
UA's Luke Walton keeps the ball away from Washington State's J Locklier (24) and Pawel Stasiak (21) in the first half on Jan. 10, 2002 at Friel Court at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.