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2013-10-20T02:37:00Z 2013-10-24T18:27:21Z 102713-spl-cbk cover chartBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star


Arizona’s recruiting classes under Sean Miller:

Player Position Hometown ESPNU rank

2009 (Rivals class rank: 13)

Solomon Hill F Los Angeles 54

An early UA and USC commit who recommitted to UA under Miller, Hill improved each of his four years and became first-round NBA pick last June.

MoMo Jones G New York NR

Became full-time starter at point guard as a sophomore and was second on team in scoring but transferred to Iona after two seasons

Kyryl Natyazhko C Ukraine 39

Played three seasons, started 9 of 91 games, then turned pro in Ukraine in 2012

Kevin Parrom F Bronx, N.Y. 86

Played four seasons, started 25 of 110 games, became permanent starter last third of senior season

Derrick Williams F La Mirada, Calif. 72

Became starter in second career game, Pac-10 Player of the Year as a sophomore and No. 2 NBA draft pick after that season

2010 (Rivals class rank: NR)

Daniel Bejarano G Phoenix 91

Played in only eight games as a freshman and transferred to Colorado State shortly afterward.

Jordin Mayes G Los Angeles NR

Struggled after a strong freshman postseason but has played in 102 games over three seasons.

Jesse Perry F St. Louis NR

Junior college transfer started 60 of 73 games but often was forced to be an undersized center.

2011 (Rivals class rank: 4)

Angelo Chol F San Diego 61

Native of Sudan showed flashes of explosiveness inside, but playing time shrank as sophomore in 2012-13, and he transferred to San Diego State.

Josiah Turner G Sacramento, Calif. 15

Talented point guard struggled on and off court as a freshman, with two suspensions, and left team for good following the 2011-12 season.

Nick Johnson G Gilbert 22

Athletic combo guard started 63 games in first two seasons and is now among team’s leaders.

Sidiki Johnson F Bronx, N.Y. 94

Dismissed from program after playing three games as a freshman; transferred to Providence

2012 (Rivals class rank: 3)

Brandon Ashley F San Francisco 16

Second-leading rebounder on team as freshman but lost starting role late in season

Grant Jerrett F Chino Hills, Calif. 9

Hit 40.9 percent from three-point range in key reserve role but left for pro basketball after freshman season

Matt Korcheck F Tucson NR

Transfer from Cochise College opted to sit out a redshirt season in 2012-13

T.J. McConnell G Pittsburgh NR

Point guard from Duquesne sat out a required redshirt season

Kaleb Tarczewski C Claremont, N.H. 4

Shot 53.8 percent but took only sixth-most shots on team as freshman

Gabe York G West Covina, Calif. 65

Made brief appearances in UA’s rotation but ultimately played in just 15 of 35 games as a freshman

2013 (Rivals class rank: 4)

Aaron Gordon F San Jose, Calif. 4

Athletic combo forward drawing rave reviews with nonstop intensity, focus and maturity.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson F Chester, Pa. 21

Expected to be a defensive catalyst on the wing, rangy forward can also get to the basket.

Zach Peters F Plano, Texas NR

Stretch forward can shoot it, but concussion history has held him back

Elliott Pitts G Dublin, Calif. 93

Well-regarded shooting guard may need strength to be serious factor.

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