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
Arizona 16 2 0 0.889 34 4 0 0.895
Utah 13 5 0 0.722 26 9 0 0.743
Oregon 12 5 0 0.706 25 10 0 0.714
UCLA 11 7 0 0.611 22 14 0 0.611
Arizona State 9 9 0 0.500 19 16 0 0.543
Stanford 9 9 0 0.500 22 13 0 0.629
Oregon State 8 10 0 0.444 16 14 0 0.533
Colorado 7 10 0 0.412 16 16 0 0.500
Washington State 7 11 0 0.389 13 18 0 0.419
California 6 11 0 0.353 17 15 0 0.531
Washington 5 13 0 0.278 16 15 0 0.516
USC 3 14 0 0.176 12 19 0 0.387

Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Arizona at
Wisconsin
3/28 78-85
Stanford at
Old Dominion
3/31 6:00 pm
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