Arizona basketball: From Ashley to York, meet the Wildcats

2013-03-28T00:00:00Z 2014-08-01T11:30:01Z Arizona basketball: From Ashley to York, meet the WildcatsBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 28, 2013 12:00 am  • 

21 Brandon Ashley

• From: San Francisco

• File: Freshman, 6 feet 8 inches, 235 pounds

• Role: Usually the first forward off the bench, Ashley provides athleticism and length inside. Started 21 games before Kevin Parrom replaced him at Utah (Feb. 17)

• Average minutes played: 20.6

• Key stats: 7.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg

• Season highlights: Had eight points, 5 rebounds and three assists on March 14 against Colorado. Averaged 8.3 points and 8.0 rebounds over the three-game Diamond Head Classic. Recorded first UA double-double of season with 20 points and 10 rebounds against Long Beach State (Nov. 19).

• NCAA tournament history: Averaged 7.5 points and 6 points against Belmont and Harvard

30 Angelo Chol

• From: San Diego

File: Sophomore, 6-9, 225

• Role: The ninth man in UA's nine-man rotation, the athletic and energetic Chol is often used for spot situations when matchups or foul trouble dictate.

• Average minutes played: 8.5

• Key stats: 2.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg

• Season highlights: Made a significant move to return to rotation for good after collecting six points and eight rebounds on Feb. 6 against Stanford, when Grant Jerrett was out with a foot injury. Hit 4 of 6 field goals and grabbed six rebounds at Colorado (Feb. 14), the start of a four-game string in which he played double-digit minutes.

• NCAA tournament history: Had two points and two rebounds against Harvard. Did not play against Belmont.

51 Quinton Crawford

• From: Old Bridge, N.J. • File: Senior, 6-2, 200

• Role: Walk-on guard.

• Appearances: 7 • Key stats: N/A

• Season highlights: Had two rebounds against USC (Jan. 26)

• NCAA tournament history: Played two minutes against Harvard.

50 Jacob Hazzard

• From: Los Angeles • File: Freshman, 5-11, 165

• Role: Walk-on guard.

• Appearances: 6 • Key stats: N/A

• Season highlights: Played three minutes against both NAU and USC.

• NCAA tournament history: No appearances.

44 Solomon Hill

• From: Los Angeles

• File: Senior, 6-7, 220

• Role: Starting forward, is second on UA in points and rebounds.

• Average minutes: 33.0

• Key stats: 13.4 points, 5.3 rebounds

• Season highlights: Named first-team all-Pac 12. MVP of the Diamond Head Classic, after averaging 12.0 points and 5.0 rebounds. Consistent all season, Hill has scored in double figures in 27 of 34 games.

• NCAA tournament history: Had double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Harvard. In 2010-11: Averaged 9.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in four games, with 10 rebounds against Connecticut.

33 Grant Jerrett

• From: Chino Hills, Calif.

• File: Freshman, 6-10, 235

• Role: A reserve forward, Jerrett is a good shot-blocker and is among the Wildcats' best perimeter shooters.

• Average minutes: 17.6

• Key stats: 5.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.0 bpg, 40.3 3pt%

• Season highlights: Had 14 points on 4-fo-5 shooting at UCLA (March 3). Blocked 26 shots in the past 20 games.

• NCAA tournament history: Had four points, six rebounds and two blocks against Belmont.

13 Nick Johnson

• From: Gilbert

• File: Sophomore, 6-3, 200

• Role: Starting combo guard, plays both shooting and point guard, and is the team's top perimeter defender.

• Average minutes: 31.3

• Key stats: 11.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.7-1 assist-turnover ratio

• Season highlights: Dished 57 assists over past 14 games (4.1 average). Has scored in double figures in 5 of past 6 games. Scored 18 points with four assists against Colorado in the Pac-12 tournament (March 14). Made game-saving block on Dec. 25 in UA's Diamond Head Classic championship win over San Diego State.

• NCAA tournament history: Had 12 points and 5 assists against Belmont. Helped keep Harvard to 27.8-percent three-point shooting.

31 Matt Korcheck

• From: Tucson

• File: Junior, 6-10, 225

• Role: Redshirting forward.

•Average minutes: N/A

• Key stats: N/A

• Season highlights: A transfer from Cochise College, Korcheck is sitting out a voluntary redshirt season. He will have two years of eligibility remaining, starting next season.

• NCAA tournament history: N/A

2 Mark Lyons

• From: Schenectady, N.Y.

• File: Senior, 6-1, 200

• Role: Starting point guard and the team's leading scorer.

• Average minutes: 30.2

• Key stats: 15.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.9 apg

• Season highlights: All-Pac-12 first-team pick. Made game-winning layup against Florida (Dec. 15), and drove inside to pick up foul and make game-winning free throws against San Diego State (Dec. 25). Had 25 points and six assists against Stanford (Feb. 6). Had 10 points in 90 seconds against Washington (Feb. 20).

• NCAA tournament history: Hit 62.5 percent from the field in UA's wins over Belmont and Harvard last week. … At Xavier, averaged 6.0 points and 2.6 assists in seven NCAA tournament games. Had 16 points against Baylor in the 2011-12 Sweet 16.

20 Jordin Mayes

• From: Los Angeles

• File: Junior, 6-3, 200

• Role: Backup combo guard, plays point guard behind Lyons or shooting guard behind Johnson.

• Average minutes: 11.9

• Key stats: 2.9 ppg, 31.4 3pt%

• Season highlights: Mayes struggled most of the season offensively but accelerated during the final two weeks of the regular season and into the postseason. Hit 2 of 3 three-pointers against Colorado in the Pac-12 tournament (March 14).

• NCAA tournament history: Had eight points with three assists against Harvard last Saturday. In 2010-11, hit 4 of 4 threes, finishing with 16 points, two rebounds and two steals against Texas. Had eight points in 14 minutes against Memphis.

4 T.J. McConnell

• From: Pittsburgh

• File: Junior, 6-1, 190

• Role: Redshirting point guard. A transfer from Duquesne, McConnell will have two seasons remaining to play, starting next season.

• Average minutes: N/A

• Key stats: N/A

• Season highlights: N/A

• NCAA tournament history: No appearances.

55 Drew Mellon

• From: Orange, Calif.

• File: Sophomore, 6-6, 210

• Role: Walk-on forward

• Appearances: 6

• Key stats: N/A

• Season highlights: Had a steal in three minutes against NAU (Nov. 28).

• NCAA tournament history: No appearances.

3 Kevin Parrom

• From: New York

• File: Senior, 6-6, 220

• Role: Starting small forward after being sixth man until Feb. 17 at Utah.

• Average minutes: 23.4

• Key stats: 8.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg

• Season highlights: Averaged 11.7 points and 6.0 rebounds at Diamond Head Classic. Totaled 13 points, seven rebounds and two steals against ASU (March 9). Had 19 points with 5-for-6 three-point shooting against Washington State (Feb. 23). Collected eight points and nine rebounds against Stanford (Feb. 6).

• NCAA tournament history: Had 12 points and eight rebounds against Belmont. In 2010-11, averaged 5.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in four tournament games, with nine points and three steals against Memphis. Also had six rebounds and a block against Connecticut.

35 Kaleb Tarczewski

• From: Claremont, N.H.

• File: Freshman, 7-0, 255

• Role: Starting center for all 34 UA games.

• Average minutes: 22.1

• Key stats: 6.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg

• Season highlights: Shooting 62.5 percent from field in past 12 games. Averaged 9.0 rebounds in Pac-12 tournament. Averaged 11.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in home games against Washington and WSU (Feb. 20-23). Grabbed 13 rebounds against UCLA in Pac-12 tournament (March 15).

• NCAA tournament history: Was 5 of 5 from the field, for 12 points and eight rebounds, against Belmont, and had seven points and eight rebounds against Harvard.

52 Max Wiepking

• From: Englewood, Colo. • File: Senior, 6-6, 220

• Role: Walk-on forward.

• Appearances: 8 • Key stats: N/A

• Season highlights: Hit three-pointers against Long Beach State (Nov. 19) and NAU (Nov. 28).

• NCAA tournament history: Played total of three minutes against Belmont and Harvard. Did not appear in 2011 tournament.

1 Gabe York

• From: Orange, Calif. • File: Freshman, 6-2, 185

• Role: Backup guard, has been outside of UA's regular playing rotation most of the season.

• Average minutes: 5.8

• Key stats: 2.4 ppg, 34.8 3fg%

• Season highlights: Scored seven points with 2-for-5 three-point shooting against USC (Jan. 26).

• NCAA tournament history: Played four minutes against Harvard but did not score.

Sean Miller

• Head coach

• From: Beaver Falls, Pa.

• Degree: Pittsburgh, '92 (B.A. communications)

• NCAA tournament appearances as head coach: 6

2005-06 (Xavier): First round

2006-07 (Xavier): Second round

2007-08 (Xavier): Elite 8

2008-09 (Xavier): Sweet 16

2010-11 (Arizona): Elite 8

2012-13 (Arizona): Sweet 16

James Whitford

• Associate head coach

• From: Madison, Wis.

• Degree: Wisconsin, '94 (B.S. political science), Miami '96 (M.S. sports studies)

• NCAA appearances as assistant coach: 8

Joe Pasternack

• Assistant coach

• From: New Orleans

• Degree: Indiana, '99 (B.S. marketing)

• NCAA tournament appearances as assistant coach: 4

Book Richardson

• Assistant coach

• From: New York

• Degree: Pittsburgh-Johnstown, '98 (B.S. business marketing and management).

• NCAA tournament appearances as assistant coach: 5

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