Wildcats announce confirmed 1988 honorees

2012-09-26T16:55:00Z 2012-09-26T23:16:26Z Wildcats announce confirmed 1988 honoreesBy Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Lute Olson, Steve Kerr, Sean Elliott and most of Arizona's 1988 Final Four team are confirmed to be honored at the Oct. 21 Red-Blue Game.

Among those not scheduled to be in attendance include Anthony Cook, Brian David and Mark Georgeson, though UA spokesman Richard Paige said it is possible more players may be able to confirm plans to attend later.

UA had initially hoped to honor Andre Iguodala with an induction into its Ring of Honor for winning an Olympic gold medal, but Iguodala's trade to the Denver Nuggets means he probably won't be able to show up since the Nuggets have an exhibition game that evening in Oklahoma City.


The celebration of the 1988 team's 25th anniversary is the latest effort by UA and coach Sean Miller to turn the Red-Blue Game into a splashy preseason affair that is comparable to a "madness" type event (which UA no longer has).

Last season, UA invited in several former Wildcats from the NBA, who were locked out at the time, and the effort paid off when UA landed Kaleb Tarczewski after he attended the sold-out event.

This year, UA targets such as 2013 big man Aaron Gordon, 2014 guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright, 2014 forward Stanley Johnson and 2015 guard Isaiah Briscoe are scheduled to attend.

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