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 7 1 0 0.875 19 2 0 0.905
Utah 6 2 0 0.750 16 4 0 0.800
Stanford 6 2 0 0.750 15 5 0 0.750
Oregon State 5 3 0 0.625 13 6 0 0.684
Colorado 4 4 0 0.500 11 8 0 0.579
Oregon 4 4 0 0.500 14 7 0 0.667
UCLA 4 4 0 0.500 12 9 0 0.571
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Washington State 3 5 0 0.375 9 11 0 0.450
Arizona State 3 5 0 0.375 12 10 0 0.545
California 2 6 0 0.250 12 9 0 0.571
USC 1 7 0 0.125 9 11 0 0.450

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Colorado at
USC
1/29 98-94
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 59-69
California at
Washington State
1/29 76-67
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
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