UK, Louisville, Cuse, UNLV, Duke
On the cusp of Top Five
Sean Miller brought in a recruiting class full of big men that will make Arizona a Pac-12 title threat from inside-out. The versatile Solomon Hill can play inside and step out and play some point forward, and had an excellent summer showing at the LeBron James Skills Academy. With the size Miller has brought in, Hill will not have to guard as many power forwards and should not take such a physical beating.
Angelo Chol can run, defend the post and provide energy. But the true strength of this frontcourt comes from the freshmen. Brandon Ashley (6-8) is a natural scorer who can run and rebound, and he should be able to step in and start. Seven-footer Kaleb Tarczewski can really run the floor, and his mobility at his size sets him apart. With really good hands, Tarczewski will be one of the best big men in the Pac-12 as he matures. Finally, 6-10 Grant Jerrett is different from Tarczewski in that he can step away and knock in open shots from 3-point range, and he provides Miller with lineup flexibility in his frontcourt.