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 0 0 0 0.000
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
USC 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Cal Poly Pomona at
Arizona
11/9 4:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's at
Arizona
11/14 6:00 pm
Coppin State at
Oregon
11/14 10:00 pm
Cal-Irvine at
Arizona
11/19 7:00 pm
Oral Roberts at
Oregon State
11/21 7:00 pm
Texas-Pan American at
Utah
11/26 6:00 pm
Northern Colorado at
Colorado
12/13 4:00 pm
Washington State at
Santa Clara
12/13 8:00 pm
Grambling at
Oregon State
12/15 8:00 pm
Delaware State at
Oregon
12/20 1:00 pm
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 7:00 pm
Stanford at
Texas
12/23 5:00 pm
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