At this point, it is truly unknown which of the freshmen will be able to contribute this season.
While Sean Miller would like to see each freshman emerge as a strong enough player to contribute, that is likely asking a lot of any class.
So far, shooting guard Daniel Bejarano has been impressive and it seems that he could be a player that contributes almost right away.
"He can really shoot the basketball," Miller said. "Watching him evolve from late August here to yesterday, the conditioning test we do at the end of the fall, and of the thirteen players who ran it he was the first in terms of speed. It really says a lot about him."
Bejarano did not necessarily arrive to Arizona in shape, but Miller says that he has been impressed with the progress he has made so far.
"Earlier in September you would really question if he'd make it through the workouts," Miller said. "That's what you want to see in a player, and he's improving rapidly."
Bejarano will allow for extra depth and also for players to be at their true positions. Due to this fact, there is a good chance the UA will be a better rebounding team overall.
"To be a better offensive rebounding team, we want to play a better offensive rebounder in the small forward position," Miller said. "Solomon (Hill) and Kevin (Parrom), we are fortunate to have two guys who can really do it. A year ago part of what hurt our offensive rebounding was that we had Brendon (Lavender) at the three when he's really a guard.
"When I talk about improving, don't think about it in terms of flexibility, but more of where we want to be good, and that three, four, and five position for us, really having them head toward the offensive glass, getting more second chance shots is what we need to be better at."
Bejarano ready to contribute
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