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The arrow is pointing up for Aaron Gordon, who's started to find his groove within Arizona's offense.
He was big-time in the Wildcats' round of 32 win over Gonzaga, finishing with 18 points, six boards, six assists and four steals. In the round of 64, he went for 16 points, eight boards, three assists and five blocks against Weber State.
Gordon has given Arizona some valuable frontcourt versatility and a high-percentage target to throw to around the rim. We're seeing him attack driving lanes, knock down the occasional jumper and finish lobs and offensive putbacks.
He's even hit a three-pointer in four of his last five games.
Gordon still can't hit from the line, but he's converting the scoring opportunities that come his way, and he's playing some top-shelf defense as a wing and post defender.
The fact that he's a top contributor for a strong No. 1 seed doesn't hurt his resume, either.