With a dazzling recruiting class set to re-energize Arizona basketball, it’s an ideal time to look back at the ranks of the Wildcat greats the incoming freshmen are hoping to join. Arizona has accumulated quite a collection of stars (especially for a program that didn't win its first NCAA tournament game until 1976), and 41 of them have gone on to play in the NBA.
The most recent addition to that pantheon was 2011 NCAA tournament hero Derrick Williams. The versatile forward led an Elite Eight run to cap an All-America sophomore season in Tucson.
Herein, a closer look at Williams and the rest of the 50 greatest players ever to wear a Wildcat uniform.