So, Anthony Gimino, Javier Morales (Wildaboutazcats.com) and I were sitting around talking shop and Arizona basketball (such that it is) and I ask, “Who would you rather have? Or who had the better career? Is it Mustafa Shakur or Nic Wise?”
Shakur went 90-41 in his career at UA and had some decent games and was within a whisker of helping his team get to the Final Four in 2005. He was labeled the “Golden Child” by his teammates for never getting yelled at by former UA coach Lute Olson until the latter stages of his career.
Wise committed to UA when he was a freshman in high school. That was a first for Olson. Wise had some incredible games, saving the day three times with last-second heroics this year alone. He finished his career at 76-55.
The two played together when Shakur was a senior and Wise was a freshman, although Wise didn’t play all that much under Olson.
But who would you have rather had to run your team?
Give us your thoughts.
Gimino: Give me Nic Wise