Five key questions as Arizona prepares for the season ahead

Friday October 25th, 2013
Without strong personalities like Mark Lyons, will the Wildcats have the leadership they need to excel?
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Arizona will be an entertaining team this season. And believe me, Aaron Gordon is the truth. Even though I saw him play several times as a high schooler with the Oakland Soldiers, I was amazed at how much better he has gotten. That tells me he will continue to make strides as the season progresses. Still, when you get to the later rounds of the NCAA tournament, it is crucial to have guards who can make something out of nothing in a half-court offense, and I am not convinced Arizona has that. I see the Wildcats winning the Pac-12, earning a high seed and reaching the second weekend of the NCAA tournament. Anything beyond that is gravy.

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