At one point last spring, Sean Miller’s biggest headache appeared to be trying to find playing time for the glut of talented wings on his 2016-17 roster.
Now the Arizona coach must wonder if he’ll have enough scholarship players to field a team by the time the Wildcats open the season in Honolulu on Nov. 11 against Michigan State.
The roster attrition started in June when heralded incoming freshman Terrance Ferguson opted to pursue professional opportunities amid concerns over whether he would have been eligible to play for the Wildcats. Then on Tuesday night, four other players didn’t suit up for Arizona’s exhibition victory over College of Idaho and heralded redshirt freshman Ray Smith suffered a potentially serious injury.
Smith, who has already suffered ACL tears in both knees, went up awkwardly for a second-half layup, crumpled to the floor next to the basket and had to be helped off the court. The extent of his injury won’t be known until heRead More »from Injuries, eligibility issues cast a pall over Arizona's exhibition win