Arizona Basketball: What Each 2013 Recruit Must Prove in Freshman Season

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Arizona Basketball: What Each 2013 Recruit Must Prove in Freshman Season
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Arizona basketball has been on a roller coaster this past month.

The Wildcats were ousted by Ohio State in the Sweet Sixteen on March 28 and the following week brought news that the Pac-12 head of officials allegedly put a bounty for any official that "rang up" or "ran" head coach Sean Miller.

Good news finally came to the 'Cats when the nation's No. 4 player committed to Arizona on April 2 and signed on the 17th. Arizona finished the year ranked No. 14 after spending the bulk of the season in the top 10, but the roller coaster kept moving.

On the same day that Gordon signed, forward Grant Jerrett decided to make himself eligible for the 2013 NBA draft. Jerrett, the 6'10", 235-pound freshman from Chino Hills, Calif., was a 5-star recruit out of high school and ranked by ESPN as the overall No. 9 recruit in the Top 100.  

Jerrett started the first two games but was quickly relegated to coming off the bench with the emergence of fellow freshman Brandon Ashley. Jerrett averaged 17.8 minutes per game coming off the bench but failed to prove that he deserved a starting role averaging a mere 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.

With the addition of three new freshmen this year, here is a list of what each must prove in their freshman season.

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