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Basketball

Christian Koloko discusses gaining weight, speaking French, staying in-contact with his teammates and more

Arizona men’s basketball center Christian Koloko captured the hearts of many Wildcat fans last season with his shot-blocking ability and seven-foot frame. Koloko was written off by many as he was part of Arizona’s loaded 2019 recruiting class that included NBA prospects Nico Mannion, Josh Green and Zeke Nnaji. 247sports described him as “raw” and “physically immature” coming out of high school and was seen by many as a work in progress.   Read more

Ira Lee finds music as a way to cope with racial injustice

Arizona men’s basketball senior Ira Lee doesn’t know when the next time he’ll be able to safely play basketball again. He doesn't even know when he will be allowed to return to Tucson and use the university’s training facilities. So, for now, training at a gym in his hometown of Los Angeles with his dad is all he can do. But bigger things are on Lee’s mind during this time: police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement.  Read more

How Arizona legend Jason Terry became the Wildcats’ next assistant coach

Former Arizona legend Jason Terry said he was “first in line” when he heard the news of a coaching position opening up on the men’s basketball team back in March. Terry had been in contact with head coach Sean Miller and associate head coach Jack Murphy since September of 2019 when Terry first described his interest in joining the staff.  Read more

Former UA legends Richard Jefferson and Jason Terry emerge as candidates for vacant assistant coaching job

Former Arizona legends Jason Terry and Richard Jefferson have been hinted at becoming the Wildcat’s next assistant coach, according to Jeff Goodman of Stadium. The news of Terry being the lead candidate was announced Tuesday, April 21, by Goodman on Twitter, which ignited a response from Jefferson quoting the tweet and indicating that he is also a candidate for the position and wishing Terry the best of luck in the race to become Wildcat's newest assistant coach.  Read more

Arizona preparing for the worst-case scenario: What Kerr Kriisa can bring to the Wildcats next season

If you take a look at the roster Arizona is set to put out next season, you might think to yourself that the Wildcats have enough guards to survive the long and grueling season. The University of Arizona was already two or three deep at both guard positions before the commitment of 6-foot-2 guard Kerr Kiisa from Estonia on Saturday, April 18. So, why did Sean Miller and the coaching staff pick up another commit at the guard position? Read more

Aari Mcdonald wins Ann Meyers Drysdale Award

Aari McDonald’s impressive season continues to be recognized as she was named the winner of the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award on Monday by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and she becomes the first player in school history to win one of the five positional awards. Read more