UA players: A closer look

2014-03-20T00:00:00Z UA players: A closer lookBy Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 20, 2014 12:00 am  • 

BRANDON ASHLEY

Dublin, Calif.

Sophomore, No. 21

6-8 235

Position: Power forward

Role: Out for season with foot injury

Fun fact: Native of San Francisco is huge 49ers fan

Stats:

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2012-13 35-21 52.5 1.00 73.5 5.3 0.7 7.5

2013-14 22-22 52.2 37.9 75.7 5.8 1.0 11.5

NCAA tournament stats

2012-13 3-0 43.8 0.00 1.00 5.7 0.7 5.3

ERIC CONKLIN

Scottsdale

Freshman, No. 54

6-7 240

Position: Forward

Role: Walk-on

Fun fact: Grew up big fan of UA hoops under Lute Olson

Stats:

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2013-14 7-0 1.000 0 0 0.1 0 0.6

AARON GORDON

San Jose, Calif.

Sophomore, No. 21

6-8 210

Position: Forward

Role: Starting power forward

Fun fact: As a child, repeatedly wore out backyard basketball sets with older siblings Drew and Elise, both of whom played Division I basketball

Stats:

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2013-14 34-34 48.1 30.8 43.5 7.8 2.3 12.1

JACOB HAZZARD

Los Angeles

Sophomore, No. 50

5-11 165

Position: Guard

Role: Walk-on guard

Fun fact: The grandson of former UCLA star and coach Walt Hazzard, he’s an aspiring broadcaster who was impressed by former UA players in the field.

Stats:

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2012-13 6-0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2013-14 12-0 47.2 44.4 0 0.3 0.3 1.7

NCAA tournament

2012-13 Did not play

RONDAE HOLLIS-JEFFERSON

Chester, Pa.

Freshman , No. 23

6-7 205

Position: Forward

Role: Sixth man and spot starter

Fun fact: Has a fondness for fashion, so much so that his mother has referred to him as “Mr. GQ”

Stats:

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2013-14 34-6 46.8 20.0 64.8 5.8 1.4 8.6

CHRIS JOHNSON

Gilbert

Junior, No. 52

6-6 210

Position: Forward

Role: Walk-on

Fun fact: Likes to grill for his roommates in the duplex that seven UA players share, including brother Nick

Stats:

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2013-14 4-0 1.000 1.000 50.0 0 0 1.0

NICK JOHNSON

Gilbert

Junior, No. 13

6-3 200

Position: Guard

Role: Everything

Fun fact: Gets away from basketball with annual late-summer family deep sea fishing trip

Stats:

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2011-12 35-28 36.9 32.0 67.9 3.3 2.4 8.9

2012-13 35-35 44.8 39.3 71.3 36. 3.2 11.5

2013-14 34-34 44.2 35.8 76.9 4.0 2.8 16.2

NCAA tournament stats

2012-13 3-3 42.9 66.7 66.7 5.3 3.3 9.3

MATT KORCHECK

Tucson

Junior, No. 31

6-10 225

Position: Forward

Role: Reserve post player

Fun fact: The Sabino High grad was born in Japan while his father served in the Air Force and didn’t play organized basketball until moving to Tucson in eighth grade.

Stats:

2013-14 20-0 63.6 0 66.7 1.4 0.1 1.1

TREY MASON

Los Angeles

Freshman, No. 44

6-2 190

Position: Guard

Role: Walk-on

Fun fact: The first son of a Lute Olson-era player (Harvey Mason Jr.) to join the Wildcats, with a mother (Jeannine Sharp) who played volleyball at UA

Stats:

2013-14 10-0 66.7 1.000 0 0.3 0.3 1.7

JORDIN MAYES

Los Angeles

Senior, No. 20

6-3 200

Position: Guard

Role: Backup combo guard

Fun fact: The son of a Jerry Tarkanian-era player at UNLV, Darryel Mayes

Stats:

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2010-11 38-0 44.1 45.3 50.0 0.9 1.2 4.9

2011-12 29-16 35.1 29.0 77.4 1.6 1.0 4.7

2012-13 35-0 35.5 30.8 75.0 0.8 1.0 2.8

2013-14 30-1 31.0 20.0 64.7 0.5 0.5 1.3

NCAA tournament stats

2010-11 4-0 58.9 66.7 1.000 1.0 1.8 7.3

2012-13 3-0 40.0 40.0 1.000 1.3 1.3 3.7

T.J. MCCONNELL

Pittsburgh

Junior, No. 4

6-1 190

Position: Guard

Probable role: Starting point guard

Fun fact: From one of Western Pennsylvania’s proudest basketball families, with an aunt (Suzie McConnell-Serio) who is the head women’s coach at Pitt, plus two other aunts and an uncle who played college ball and a father who is a well-regarded high school coach

Stats:

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2010-11* 32-30 49.8 40.2 68.3 3.8 4.8 10.8

2011-12* 31-31 50.4 41.6 75.7 4.1 4.4 11.4

2012-13 Redshirted under NCAA transfer rules

2013-14 34-34 46.6 34.1 62.8 3.7 5.5 8.5

*at Duquesne

DREW MELLON

Orange, Calif.

Junior, No. 55

6-6 220

Position: Forward

Role: Walk on

Fun fact: Made the practice squad in a fall 2011 tryout and was added to the roster in January 2012

Stats:

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2011-12 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2012-13 6-0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2013-14 6-0 0 0 50.0 0.2 0.2 0.2

NCAA tournament

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2012-13 Did not play

ZACH PETERS

Plano, Texas

Freshman, No. 33

6-10 238

Position: Forward

Role: Reserve

Fun fact: Jokingly referred to as the “Wolf of Tucson” by teammates

Stats:

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2012-13 DNP at Kansas, transferring in December

2013-14 10-0 0 0 0 0.4 0 0

ELLIOTT PITTS

Dublin, Calif.

Freshman, No. 24

6-5 175

Position: Guard

Role: First or second guard off bench

Fun fact: Showed up at UA with just 170 pounds on his 6-5 frame last June

Stats:

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2013-14 20-0 41.4 39.1 37.5 1.0 3.3 1.8

KALEB TARCZEWSKI

Claremont, N.H.

Sophomore, No. 35

7-0 250

Position: Center

Role: Starting center

Fun fact: Grew up in a cabin in the woods of New Hampshire

Stats:

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2012-13 35-35 53.8 0 63.3 6.1 0.4 6.6

2013-14 32-31 58.5 0 75.8 6.6 0.5 10.1

NCAA tournament

2012-13 3-3 72.7 0 77.8 6.0 0.7 7.7

GABE YORK

Orange, Calif.

Sophomore, No. 1

6-2 185

Position: Guard

Role: Starting shooting guard

Fun fact: Commuted 60 miles each way for three years to attend Orange Lutheran High School and survived a senior-year car crash after he and his mother rolled over twice.

Stats:

Year G-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

2012-13 15-0 40.6 34.8 50.0 0.3 0.6 2.4

2013-14 34-8 37.6 39.3 69.8 2.2 1.5 6.8

NCAA tournament

2012-13 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bruce Pascoe

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