ARIZONA RUMORS & GOSSIP

'Happy days' ahead for Hollis-Jefferson, Wildcats

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson came into the media room all smiles, seemingly a kid again. He was even singing: "Oh, happy day, oh, happy day." The voice was fine, but the meaning was unclear since it was just minutes after teammates Nick Johnson and Aaron Gordon had announced that they were leaving Arizona to enter the NBA draft. Perhaps he was...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon 2014 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Aaron Gordon 2014 Fantasy Basketball Outlook Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon has made himself available for the 2014 NBA Draft, officially declaring on Monday. Gordon spent just one season with Arizona but did have a solid overall showing in the NCAA tourney, helped his team to a #1 seed and reached the Elite Eight.While still a work in progress, Gordon absolutely has the...

Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson Leave Arizona for NBA

Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon and junior Nick Johnson announced they are leaving for the NBA. Gordon, a 6’9” power forward and this year’s  Pac 12 Freshman of the Year, is slated to go in the top eight according to Draft Express. Johnson, the Pac 12 Player of the Year, is projected to go in the second round. With Kaleb Tarczewski and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson set to return...
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Arizona losing Gordon, probably Johnson to draft

According to an ESPN report, Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon will declare for the NBA draft, with junior Nick Johnson likely to join him in leaving school early. The report cited unnamed sources. Gordon has long been considered a likely one-and-done player. The 6-foot-8 forward, one of the top recruits in the country coming out of high school in San Jose, averaged 12.4 points and eight...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon to Declare for NBA, Johnson 50/50

Arizona Freshmen Forward Aaron Gordon appears to be headed to the NBA. According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Fitzgerald Gordon feels he’s ready to make the jump. Gordon was a stud defensive player for the Wildcats who showed great potential offensively in his one season in Tucson. His long, athletic frame gave him the ability to guard anyone on the floor, as well as provide some...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon, Nick Johnson Likely To Declare; Hollis-Jefferson, Zeus Leaning Toward Staying

Aaron Gordon will leave Arizona for the 2014 NBA Draft and sources say Nick Johnson is likely to declare as well. Gordon is considered a lock to become a lottery pick. In addition, freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and sophomore 7-footer Kaleb Tarczewski have been contemplating whether to return to school. However, sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that both players are...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona's QB competition no clearer after spring game

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona's muddled quarterback situation didn't get any clearer. Two unknowns appeared to be the team's best running backs. But what Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez noticed in Saturday's spring game at Arizona Stadium was that the loaded wide receivers group looked as good as advertised ... probably. "Was it impressive wide receiver play or poor...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wildcats Nick Johnson ‘not sure’ about his future

(Courtesy of sportsillustrated.cnn.com) With one year of eligibility left, Arizona’s Nick Johnson has a career altering decision ahead of him. The choice between staying at school and helping the Wildcats push as potentially favorites to win the National Championship next season. Or declaring for the NBA Draft. If he declares for the NBA Draft then he will most certainly be drafted...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona's Hill ready to get back on field after year away

TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's been a year to the week since Arizona wide receiver Austin Hill suffered a knee injury so severe he'd have to sit out the entire 2013 season. Hill has been back with the team since about November, albeit in a limited role while rehabbing his ACL tear. But on Saturday, he'll be on the field in full pads to participate in the annual spring game at...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona favored to win next year's college hoops title

The nets at AT&T Stadium in Dallas are just freshly cut down by national champions Connecticut, but that doesn't mean we cant start looking ahead to futures for the winner of next year's Big Dance. The Arizona Wildcats and head coach Sean Miller, were oh so close to this year's Final Four and Vegas thinks they are a good bet to take the next step. They are currently...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carey on: Arizona seeking replacement(s) for Ka'Deem

TUCSON, Ariz. -- When you've had a player like Ka'Deem Carey in the backfield for two years, you've been spoiled. Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez admits as much. But there are no pity parties with Carey having exited the program early for the NFL draft. The Wildcats must move on and find a replacement for one of the best backs in program history. "It's a wide-open...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

After Elite Eight loss, Arizona’s Sean Miller tweets message to fans

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson The number one seeded Arizona Wildcats were dumped out of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night, suffering a painful overtime loss to the Wisconsin Badgers in the Elite Eight round.  On Sunday after the game, head coach Sean Miller took to twitter to thank the fans, players, coaching staff and the Arizona administration for their support. I want to thank our...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona star Aaron Gordon likely to declare

The Arizona Wildcats are out of the NCAA Tournament as the Madness of March claimed them on Saturday night and the losses look to keep coming. While the loss to the Wisconsin Badgers had little barring on his decision, star forward Aaron Gordon is expected to enter the NBA Draft this June and leave Arizona in the past. This comes as a very little surprise as Gordon was expected...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Taren Morrison, Ricky McCoy commit to Arizona Wildcats

It has been a big week for the Arizona Wildcats. On Thursday, they got a commitment from 3-star running back Taren Morrison. The 5’11, 190-pounder attends Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, Arizona. He is considered the 41st best running back prospect, the 10th best prospect in the state of Arizona and the 503rd best prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Explanation of why Arizona Wildcats say “Bear down”

You might have heard a lot of Arizona Wildcats, their fans and alumni saying “Bear Down” this March madness. Which is weird because what do Wildcats have to do with Bears? It’s not like the Arizona Wildcats are based in a place like Russia (bear is the nation’s international symbol) or California (which has a bear on the state flag). We found an explanation. More timely than...
Via The Sports Bank
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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