Arizona basketball: Hollis-Jefferson looks to build chemistry with Gordon, lock down Wiggins

2013-04-19T20:00:00Z 2013-04-19T20:28:11Z Arizona basketball: Hollis-Jefferson looks to build chemistry with Gordon, lock down WigginsBy Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 19, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has two extra incentives in today’s Nike Hoop Summit game.

One, he gets to play with future Arizona Wildcats teammate Aaron Gordon for the first time, on the USA Junior Select team against an international collection of 19-and-under standouts for a World team.

“It feels good to play with him,” Hollis-Jefferson said. “Now we can get that chemistry even better for when we go to Arizona.”

The other bonus: While Hollis-Jefferson played against Gordon in the McDonalds All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic, this time there’s a different treat awaiting the defensive-minded wing.

He’ll get to play directly opposite Canadian wing Andrew Wiggins , the World team’s top player.

Yes, that Andrew Wiggins. The one who is the top-rated player in the class of 2013, the one presently being courted by Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas and Florida State.

And the one who really doesn’t even need to sign with anybody because … just about anybody would hold a scholarship for him until classes start in the fall.

He’s that good.

And Hollis-Jefferson can’t wait to slow him down.

Read more about Hollis-Jefferson and the Nike Hoop Summit in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 12 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 10 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 1 0 0.909
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 8 2 0 0.800
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 8 3 0 0.727
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 4 0 0.667
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
USC 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 6 5 0 0.545
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 5 6 0 0.455

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Oregon State at
Quinnipiac
12/21 52-60
USC at
Boston College
12/21 75-71
San Jose State at
Washington State
12/21 53-82
DePaul at
Colorado
12/22 53-82
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon
12/22 7:00 pm
Wisconsin at
California
12/22 7:00 pm
Tulane at
Washington
12/22 9:00 pm
Detroit at
Arizona State
12/23 1:00 pm
Stanford at
Texas
12/23 5:00 pm
South Dakota State at
Utah
12/23 7:00 pm
Arizona at
UNLV
12/23 8:00 pm
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