Arizona's Numbers Game: Dickerson vs. D-Will

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2013-06-06T00:00:00Z 2014-07-02T12:17:42Z Arizona's Numbers Game: Dickerson vs. D-WillPatrick Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 06, 2013 12:00 am  • 

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: 23

The showdown: Michael Dickerson vs. Derrick Williams

The comparison Michael Dickerson (1994-98)

The stats: Dickerson averaged 13.8 points over four years; his 1,791 career points are eighth most in UA history.

The details: In the UA's national championship season, Dickerson led the team with 18.9 points per game. He twice reached a career high with 32 points that season.

The postscript: The No. 14 overall pick in 1998, Dickerson was traded from Houston to Memphis, where he played until 2003.

Derrick Williams (2009-11)

The stats: Williams' 1,227 points - or 17.8 per game - were the most ever by a two-year Arizona player.

The details: Williams led the Wildcats in scoring in each of his two seasons in Tucson, becoming only the fifth conference player ever to win Freshman of the Year one year and Player of the Year the next. As a sophomore, he averaged 19.5 points on an Elite Eight team.

The postscript: The No. 2 pick in the 2011 draft averaged 12 points and 5.5 rebounds this past season for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The one-sentence debate: Dickerson's best season was also the UA's, but D-Will burned brighter than any other two-year UA player.

On StarNet: What's your take? Visit the Arizona Daily Star online at azstarnet.com/polls and vote for who you think wore it best.

Who wore it best?

No. 23

Michael Dickerson G • 1994-1998

1,791

Career points, No. 8 mark in UA history

Derrick Williams F • 2009-2011

17.8

Points per game in two seasons at UA

Rooks vs. Frye

• Wednesday's question: Who wore No. 45 better - Sean Rooks or Channing Frye?

• Results: Frye wins, 86 percent

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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
Stanford
11/6 8:00 pm
Azusa Pacific at
Washington State
11/7 12:00 am
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
Detroit at
Oregon
11/17 9:00 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
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