For decades, the Arizona Wildcats' best players have been synonymous with the numbers they've worn on their jerseys.

But not all numbers are unique. So we decided to ask the question: Who is the quintessential player to wear that number?

Who wore it best?

The number: 3

The showdown: Khalid Reeves vs. Loren Woods

The comparison

Khalid Reeves (1990-94)

The stats: His 1,925 career points (15 points per game) is fifth on the all-time UA list.

The details: No UA player has ever scored more in one season than Reeves' 848 points (24.2 points per game) in the Wildcats' 1994 Final Four season. In the NCAA tournament that year, he averaged 27.4 points on 46 percent shooting.

The postscript: The No. 12 pick in the 1994 NBA Draft played for six teams in his six-year career.

Loren Woods (1999-2001)

The stats: Woods averaged 14.3 points, 7 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game in two years at the UA.

The details: The Wildcats' single-season blocks leader swatted 102 in his junior year, including a 14-block game that tied an NCAA record. Woods led the UA with 15.6 points as a junior. He averaged 13.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in 2001.

The postscript: The second-round 2001 NBA Draft selection played for four NBA teams and had a successful overseas career.

The one-sentence debate: How does one of the UA's greatest scorers stack up against its best shot-blocker?

Khalid Reeves G • 1990-1994


School-record points scored in 1993-94.

Loren Woods C • 1999-2001


Average blocks per game in two Arizona seasons.

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Who wore it best?

No. 3

Arenas vs. Bayless

• Monday's question: Who wore No. 0 better - Gilbert Arenas or Jerryd Bayless?

• Results: Arenas wins, 97 percent