Wildcats seek answers, growth amid slumpby Steve Rivera on Nov. 29, 2011, under Sports
Arizona coach Sean Miller is pragmatic – and forthright enough – to know 4-2 sometimes isn’t 4-2. For the Wildcats, 4-2 comes with an asterisk.
But it’s still November, and there’s a “high ceiling’’ for the Wildcats. But he’s already called this season and what’s ahead “a great challenge,’’ because there have been some obstacles and few answers, in part because it’s just a month into the season.
The questions are plentiful as Miller looks to mix it up with a new starting lineup and what could be a fresh start.
• When will junior forward Kevin Parrom return to form after being shot in the knee and hand just a couple months ago in a trip to his native New York? No question, Parrom’s progress will be a gradual thing. “He’s a mirror image of himself,” Miller said. “If Kevin isn’t injured, he’s one of our top three or four players.”
• Will junior Kyryl Natyazhko turn into a player who can provide more consistent numbers than he has? So far, he “hasn’t gotten the job done,” Miller said.