The Arizona Wildcats have had a roller-coaster of an offseason, and it’s only the end of April. The likes of Brandon Ashley, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Stanley Johnson all declared for the NBA Draft. Add in the loss of TJ McConnell who graduated, and Sean Miller is without a big part of his team who went 34 – 4 in 2014-15.
Fortunately for the Wildcats, Friday was a better day for the program. It was announced that big man Kaleb Tarczewski was returning for his senior season, which is a big boost for the program. They also landed one of the more coveted transfers from this off-season.
The 2014-15 season was one to forget for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Minnesota finished the year with a 6 – 12 record in Big Ten play, and Richard Pitino’s squad missed out on a post-season appearance after there was a ton of positive optimism surrounding the program.
Despite the rough go last season, people around the NCAA still believe that the Golden Gophers are on the rise, and one of those people is former Illinois State center Reggie Lynch. The big man transferred from the Redbirds, stating that he wanted to be closer to home. With that, Lynch enrolled at Minnesota, and will be a big boost for the Gophers in 2016-17, when he is eligible. Continue reading Reggie Lynch Transfers to Minnesota→
The Connecticut Huskies made a miraculous run through the 2014 NCAA Tournament, captivating the nation en route to winning the 2014 championship. Behind the play of Shabazz Napier, the 7-seed Huskies came away with the tournament title.
With Napier and DeAndre Daniels gone from the championship team, Kevin Ollie and the Huskies struggled in 2014-15. They failed to make the NCAA Tournament despite having the likes of Ryan Boatright and Amida Brimah on the roster.