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  • 2017-18 ARIZONA BASKETBALL MEDIA GUIDE

  • ARIZONAWILDCATS.COM 1

    MEDIA GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS TV/Radio Roster ....................................................... 2

    Broadcast Notes ....................................................... 3

    2017-18 Schedule ...................................................... 4

    2017-18 Opponents ..............................................5-7

    Coach/Staff Bios .................................................. 8-10

    Student-Athlete Bios ........................................ 11-12

    2016-17 Stats ..................................................... 13-14

    Opponent History ............................................ 15-29

    Records ............................................................... 30-49

    Top Scoring Performances .............................. 32-33

    Honors ................................................................ 50-52

    NBA Draft ................................................................ 53

    In the Polls .......................................................... 54-55

    vs. Ranked Opponents ..................................... 56-58

    Yearly Results ..................................................... 59-72

    All-Time Letterwinners ................................... 73-74

    All-Time Jersey Numbers ................................ 75-76

    Individual Career Stats ..................................... 77-81

    McKale Center Information.................................. 82

    2017-18 ARIZONA ROSTER No. Name Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (Previous School) 0 Parker Jackson-Cartwright Sr. G 5-11 170 Los Angeles, Calif. (Sierra Canyon HS) 1 Rawle Alkins So. G 6-5 220 Brooklyn, N.Y. (Word of God Academy (NC.)) 3 Dylan Smith R-So. G 6-5 170 Mobile, Ala. (UNC Asheville) 4 Chase Jeter* Jr. F/C 6-10 230 Las Vegas, Nev. (Duke) 5 Brandon Randolph Fr. G 6-6 185 Yonkers, N.Y. (Westtown School (Pa.)) 11 Ira Lee Fr. F 6-8 220 Los Angeles, Calif. (Crossroads School) 13 Deandre Ayton Fr. C 7-1 260 Nassau, Bahamas (Hillcrest Prep (Ariz.)) 14 Dusan Ristic Sr. C 7-0 245 Novi Sad, Serbia (Sunrise Christian Academy) 20 Talbott Denny R-Sr. F 6-5 215 Tucson, Ariz. (Lipscomb University) 23 Alex Barcello Fr. G 6-3 180 Phoenix, Ariz. (Corona del Sol HS) 24 Emmanuel Akot Fr. G 6-7 190 Winnipeg, Canada (Wasatch Academy (Utah)) 25 Keanu Pinder Sr. F 6-9 220 Perth, Australia (Hutchinson CC) 35 Allonzo Trier Jr. G 6-5 205 Seattle, Wash. (Findlay Prep) 50 Tyler Trillo R-Jr. G 5-11 170 Soutbury, Conn. (Roger Williams University) 52 Kory Jones So. G 6-3 170 Herndon, Va. (Westfield HS) 54 Matthew Weyand Fr. F 6-5 190 Santa Ana, Calif. (Mater Dei HS) 55 Jake DesJardins So. F 6-6 215 Henderson, Nev. (Coronado HS) *Will redshirt the 2017-18 season

    COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Sean Miller, ninth season (Pittsburgh ‘92) Associate Head Coach: Lorezno Romar, first season (Cincinnati ‘92) Assistant Coach: Mark Phelps, third season (Old Dominion ‘96) Director of Basketball Operations: Ryan Reynolds, ninth season (Xavier ‘07) Assistant Director of Basketball Operations: Austin Carroll, second season (American ‘14)

    2017-18 ARIZONA QUICK FACTS UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Location ......................................................Tucson, Ariz. Enrollment ..........................................................42,236 Founded ................................................................... 1885 Nickname .........................................................Wildcats Colors .................................................. Cardinal & Navy President ...................................... Dr. Robert Robbins AD .................................................................Dave Heeke FAR ............................................................ Jory Hancock Conference .......................................................... Pac-12 Arena ........................................McKale Center (1973) Capacity ................................................................14,644 Web Site ...................................... arizonawildcats.com

    COACHING STAFF Head Coach ................................................ Sean Miller Alma Mater ............................................ Pittsburgh ‘92 Season at Arizona ..............................................Ninth Season as a Head Coach ...................................14th Assoc. Head Coach ......................... Lorenzo Romar Asst. Coach ................................................Mark Phelps Dir. of Operations .............................. Ryan Reynolds Ast. Dir. of Ops .....................................Austin Carroll Athletic Trainer ................................. Justin Kokoskie Strength Coach ...................................Chris Rounds Basketball Phone ..............................(520) 621-2430

    TEAM INFORMATION 2016-17 Overall Record .................................... 32-5 2016-17 Home Record ....................................... 15-1 2016-17 Road Record ........................................... 9-1 2016-17 Neutral Record ...................................... 8-3 2016-17 Pac-12 Record ...................................... 16-2 2016-17 Pac-12 Finish ........................................ T-1st 2016-17 Final Ranking .................................... 4 (AP) ..................................................................... 7 (USA Today) 2017 Postseason .............................NCAA Sweet 16 Starters R/L ................................................................3/2 Letterwinners R/L ...................................................5/4

    Key Returners Allonzo Trier ................... 17.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 39.1% 3FG Rawle Alkins .................... 10.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 46.3% FG Dusan Ristic .......................10.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 55.6% FG Parker Jackson-Cartwright .. 5.9 ppg, 4.1 apg, 42.3% 3FG Keanu Pinder .......................................... 2.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg

    Key Newcomers Emmanuel Akot ....................................... Fr., G, 6-7/200 Deandre Ayton ......................................... Fr., F, 7-1/255 Alex Barcello ........................................... Fr., G, 6-2/180 Ira Lee ......................................................... Fr., F, 6-7/235 Brandon Randolph ................................. Fr., G, 6-6/175

    PRONUNCIATION Emmanuel AKOT A-COT RAWLE ALKINS Raleigh ALL-kins Alex BARCELLO Bar-Sell-O Deandre AYTON A-Tin Jake DESJARDINS Des-JAR-dins KEANU PINDER Key-An-oo PIN-Der DUSAN RISTIC Doo-sahn Wrist-itch Allonzo TRIER Tree-ER

    PROGRAM HISTORY First Season ..................................................... 1904-05 NCAA Tourn. Apps. ..........................32 (Last: 2017)+ NCAA Tourn. Rec. ............................... 56-31 (.643)+ Final Four Apps. ................................... 4 (Last: 2001) Pac-12 Tourn. Rec. ............................... 30-14 (.682)+ Pac-12 Titles ......................................... 15 (Last: 2017) Pac-12 Tourn. Titles ............................. 6 (Last: 2017)

    ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Basketball SID............................................Matt Ensor Office Phone .......................................(520) 621-0916 Email ................................mensor@email.arizona.edu Office Fax .............................................(520) 621-2681

    Office Mailing Address University of Arizona Athletics McKale Center 1 National Championship Drive P.O. Box 210096 Tucson, AZ 85721

    + - adjusted for vacated games due to NCAA infractions

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    TV/RADIO ROSTER

    #0 PARKER JACKSON-CARTWRIGHT

    5-11 // 170 // Sr. // G Los Angeles, Calif.

    #1 RAWLE ALKINS 6-5 // 220 // So. // G

    Brooklyn, N.Y.

    #3 DYLAN SMITH 6-5 // 170 // R-So. // G

    Mobile, Ala.

    #4 CHASE JETER 6-10 // 230 // Jr. // F/C

    Las Vegas, Nev.

    #5 BRANDON RANDOLPH 6-6 // 175 // Fr. // G

    Yonkers, N.Y.

    SEAN MILLER Head Coach Ninth Season

    LORENZO ROMAR Associate Head Coach

    First Season

    MARK PHELPS Assistant Coach

    Third Season

    #11 IRA LEE 6-7 // 235 // Fr. // F Los Angeles, Calif.

    #13 DEANDRE AYTON 7-1 // 260 // Fr. // F Nassau, Bahamas

    #14 DUSAN RISTIC 7-0 // 245 // Sr. // C

    Novi Sad, Serbia

    #20 TALBOTT DENNY 6-5 // 215 // R-Sr. // F

    Tucson, Ariz.

    #23 ALEX BARCELLO 6-2 // 180 // Fr. // G

    Chandler, Ariz.

    #25 KEANU PINDER 6-9 // 220 // Sr. // F

    Perth, Australia

    #35 ALLONZO TRIER 6-5 // 205 // Jr. // G

    Seattle, Wash.

    #50 TYLER TRILLO 5-11 // 170 // R-Jr. // G

    Southbury, Conn.

    #52 KORY JONES 6-3 // 170 // So. // G

    Herndon, Va.

    #54 MATTHEW WEYAND 6-5 // 190 // Fr. // F

    Santa Ana, Calif.

    #24 EMMANUEL AKOT 6-7 // 200 // Fr. // G Winnipeg, Manitoba

    #55 JAKE DESJARDINS 6-6 // 215 // So. // F Henderson, Nev.

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    BROADCAST NOTES LOOKING BACK AT 2016-17 The Arizona Wildcats are coming off a 2016-17 season that saw the team post a record of 32-5 while claiming a share of the regular season Pac-12 championship and win the 2017 Pac-12 Tournament. The 30-win season