Arizona basketball: Small forward, power forward – it probably won't matter for a player with Gordon's talent

2013-04-04T20:00:00Z Arizona basketball: Small forward, power forward – it probably won't matter for a player with Gordon's talentBy Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 04, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

CHICAGO – Maybe he’s a small forward, maybe not.

Maybe it really doesn’t matter.

As his MVP performance in Wednesday’s McDonald’s All American Game demonstrated, Aaron Gordon is going to get on the floor for the Arizona Wildcats next season no matter what.

A day before he collected 24 points and eight rebounds for the West team, the 6-foot-8, 215-pound Gordon said he saw himself as an “X factor” who played heavily at small forward for the Wildcats.

That sounds like a good fit in theory since the Wildcats already expect to have five returnees for the two post spots in Kaleb Tarczewski, Brandon Ashley, Grant Jerrett, Angelo Chol and Matt Korcheck – while they are expected to lose small forwards Solomon Hill and Kevin Parrom.

Read more about Gordon in Friday's Arizona Daily Star.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Utah 6 1 0 0.857 16 3 0 0.842
Arizona 6 1 0 0.857 18 2 0 0.900
Stanford 5 2 0 0.714 14 5 0 0.737
Oregon State 5 2 0 0.714 13 5 0 0.722
Oregon 4 3 0 0.571 14 6 0 0.700
UCLA 3 4 0 0.429 11 9 0 0.550
Colorado 3 4 0 0.429 10 8 0 0.556
Washington 3 4 0 0.429 14 5 0 0.737
Washington State 3 4 0 0.429 9 10 0 0.474
Arizona State 2 5 0 0.286 11 10 0 0.524
California 1 6 0 0.143 11 9 0 0.550
USC 1 6 0 0.143 9 10 0 0.474

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Oregon State at
Arizona State
1/28 6:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona
1/28 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington
1/28 9:00 pm
Colorado at
USC
1/29 7:30 pm
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 8:00 pm
California at
Washington State
1/29 9:00 pm
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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