Arizona Wildcats basketball: On bench pressing, MoMo and weather

2013-09-23T12:10:00Z 2013-09-23T12:12:13Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: On bench pressing, MoMo and weatherBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
September 23, 2013 12:10 pm  • 

Cliff Alexander as a desert rat? Maybe. Just maybe.

In a video interview with Chicago Hoops, the five-star Arizona Wildcats' 2014 target from Chicago was asked about his visit to Arizona and first mentioned the weather, then his relationship with UA players and coaches.

"I love the weather out there," said Alexander, who visited UA the weekend of Sept. 13. "It was hot but I loved it and coach Sean Miller is a great guy. I built a great relationship with with him and coach Book (Richardson) too. Built a great relationship with him and the players. I had a great time out there."

Alexander included UA on his latest list of six schools, but said there was no order. He has eliminated Kentucky, as he addresses toward the end of the Chicago Hoops video.


Turns out, Nick and Chris Johnson aren't just big-time jumpers. Chris, a walk-on who last played at Grand Canyon, led the Wildcats with 20 bench-press reps of 185 pounds. That puts Chris in a tie for second on Sean Miller's bench press leader board.

The full results, according to UA:


Haven't seen anything official about it, but MoMo Jones' Twitter page indicates he's giving it a shot in Japan this season.


Russ Pennell's Phoenix Mercury will try to stay alive tonight in the WNBA playoffs after having some "not really characteristic" moments against Los Angeles in Game 2.


(Usually) obsessive multitasker Josh Pastner is leading a push against texting-while-driving.


Colorado's Spencer Dinwiddie is driven to excel toward an NBA career -- and in Madden football.


Former Oregon coach Ernie Kent was named associate executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.


Justise Winslow said he enjoyed hanging with the Gators over the weekend.

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