“I was just excited to get out on the floor, and make a highlight play,” Ayton said, who admitted that there was some pre-game jitters before his professional summer league debut.
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The undrafted guard used the fact that he wasn’t selected in last month’s NBA Draft as motivation, allowing the frustration and the cloud of unknown fuel his competitive spirit, not break it.
Trier will have a shot to show what he can do during the upcoming Summer League in Las Vegas. While Alkins signing with a club is imminent, Ristic finding a club long-term seems like a long shot at this point.
The pressure of being the number one selection is something that a couple just simply cannot handle. If you succeed, you were supposed to, and the expectations rise for the next season. And if you fail, everyone will remember you for years to come, and use you as an example like i did above as to why drafting big men first overall isn't the sure thing many think it to be.
In a sudden and surprising move last month, Vicky Maes stepped away from her head coaching position, one that she held for 17 years.
Puma has been irrelevant in the American basketball landscape over the last two decades, but building the re-brand around Jay-Z, Ayton and Bagley will certainly turn some heads. Bagley's deal is said to be one of the richest for a rookie since Kevin Durant. Ayton figures to be in the same neighborhood.
Putting a bow on another championship run is something that has almost become customary in June in the Bay Area, and the (almost) yearly coronation had three members at the core of it that have been there the entire time. Not Klay, Draymond, or Steph; but rather Kerr, Iggy, and Fraser.
Miller has been able to weather the storm over the last several months and with the hires of Danny Peters and Justin Gainey, Miller looks to start over with a clean and youthful slate.
The Arizona Board of Regents voted to approve a 12 percent pay increase to University of Arizona President Dr. Robert Robbins. All three of Arizona’s public university presidents received a raise.
“That’s what you do as a coach. You take inventory of how the game’s changing,” Miller said. “What are the things you can do better that you can control? Then you try to take advantage and make those changes.”
“The future is very, very bright for Arizona athletics. I think all of our programs are poised to do great things going forward. I am really bullish about Arizona athletics and I think we are in a good positon,” said Heeke.
Moore’s put wasn’t the only put being lauded at the welcome home party, as Bianca Pagdanganan’s eagle putt to force a playoff earlier in the weekend was also lifted up as the true turning point moment in Arizona’s tournament. As the momentum that was created from the improbable comeback allowed the Wildcats to be able to go up against higher ranked teams and opponents.
The Bruins came back and had RBI singles in back to back to back innings to put the Bruins up for good 3-2 in the third inning.
The single run of insurance was all the Wildcats needed as they secured their 29th Regional Championship since 1988. Most of those coming at Hillenbrand Stadium, where the Wildcats played its last game at until its new facelift this offseason.
In a rivalry that has seen legendary players take part such as Barry Bonds, Terry Francona, and Trevor Hoffman. This year’s version certainly didn’t disappoint.
The Wildcats will now move onto the Regional Final on Sunday afternoon, and await Saturday's remaining games to find out their opponent.
After beating ASU in game one of the series, the Wildcats offense couldn't keep up with the Sun Devils as they lost 10-5 in what was a back and forth game for most of the evening.
On a great night for baseball in Tucson with a sunset forming in the backdrop, the Arizona Wildcats captured an important win of the season, 6-4, as they took the opening game of a three-game series with in-state rival ASU.
Former Arizona men's basketball stars Richard Jefferson and Miles Simon steal show as hosts at CATSYS
Jefferson and Simon were never able to line up together on the McKale court in Arizona jersey’s, but the dynamic duo performed like they have been doing it for years.
On a night when onlookers came to watch an explosive offense and a potential Heisman candidate, it was the defensive side of the ball that stole the show as team Arizona Defense won the Spring Game 55-46. Marcel Yates’ unit beat out the highly anticipated Kevin Sumlin offense that fans across Southern Arizona have been chomping at the bit to lay eyes on.