The Southern California native is synonymous with Arizona's second unit. Sean Miller views him as a player that can provide instant offense off the bench, though he actually had an expanded role at one point.
When you look at what York has been able to do at Arizona, it makes you ask, if it's not broke, why fix it? In other words, there is a major argument to be made that York is more valuable coming off the bench.
On the other end of the spectrum, Arizona is lacking in an area only York and Kaleb Tarczewski could provide support in - senior leadership.
Incoming freshman Allonzo Trier is a proven scoring threat. He ultimately has a higher ceiling than York, and there is a chance he becomes the starting shooting guard, but he has to prove himself to Miller.
York has multiple years in Miller's system and though we can debate how much value he truly has, there is something to be said for Miller knowing what he is going to get from York.
Trier and York will likely get plenty of minutes no matter who starts, but does it make sense for a senior York to get more time than a freshman that needs to get ready for what will surely be a strong team in the 2016-17 season?
With all the factors taken into consideration, and after further evaluating the roster, it makes the most sense for York to continue his role in the bench rotation.
A line up consisting of Parker Jackson-Cartwright and Allonzo Trier at the guard positions allows Miller to utilize Tarczewski's veteran prowess within the starting five while York now provides a much needed veteran mindset to the second unit.