A closer look: Bench Rotation

Arizona will have plenty of options off the bench this season. Read on to see what those options are and more.

Sean Miller is no stranger to team depth, as he used his bench more than expected last season.

This upcoming season should be no different. A star-studded recruiting class combined with returning players and a grad transfer in Mark Tollefsen have placed Arizona in a great position to repeat as Pac-12 champions.

Here is a look at a possible bench rotation for the upcoming season.

PG: Justin Simon: The 6-foot-5 Southern California guard can multiple positions in college, as his length allows him to stymie most opposing guards. Offensively, Simon has room for growth. He isn't the most effective from the perimeter, but his natural ability to get his teammates quality shots is a trait Miller will utilize to further strengthen his second unit.

SG: Kadeem Allen: Arizona's mystery guard will finally have his shot to prove his worth. There is quite a log-jam in Arizona's backcourt with Elliott Pitts, Gabe York and incoming freshman Allonzo Trier.

Trier has an uncanny ability to score in bunches, a characteristic Allen has shown as well, but coming from the JUCO circuit doesn't always mean proven success. Allen has the talent, now it's about finding his niche in the system.

Elliott Pitts: The junior has been a consistent cog in Miller's motion offense. Coming into his third year, Pitts is in a situation where this a multitude of depth at his position. It's unclear what his MPG will look like, but it is almost certain that Pitts will have some role with the bench.

PF: Mark Tollesfen: The graduate transfer has seen steady improvement in his game since his freshman season. There are questions as to what will happen when Tollefsen has to play at a high level every night, but there are high expectations for him.

PF/C: Dusan Ristic: Many thought the Serbian born center would fill the void left by returning senior Kaleb Tarczewski. He will most likely miss out on a starting position this season, but the silver lining is Ristic has another year to work on his body and physical tools while getting minutes at two different positions.


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