Outlook: Mark Tollefsen

Mark Tollefsen had a relatively successful career at San Francisco, but it is difficult to know what to expect now that he is at Arizona. Read on to see what our overall expectations are and more.

After missing out on Ivan Rabb, Arizona turned to Mark Tollefsen, a 6-foot-9 stretch forward that will provide more depth to the small forward and power forward positions.

As a fifth year senior, Tollefsen transferred from San Fransisco to Arizona to play out his final season of eligibility.

The addition of Tollefsen allows Arizona to experiment with potential starting and bench rotations.

Tollefsen will most likely come off the bench in a featured role, but his physical attributes will allow him to log minutes at small forward if Arizona decides to run with a big line up.

Last season, the San Fransisco transfer averaged 14 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, while shooting an impressive 37.8% from distance.

He will not be asked to carry such an offensive load for Arizona, so Sean Miller will be able to pinpoint his strong suits and maximize Tollefsen's potential with his motion offense.

The 200-pound forward has sometimes shown an ability to put the ball on the floor and create his own offense when needed, so there are a multitude of options for Tollefsen next season.

The biggest question marks surrounding Tollefsen is his defensive ability. He has an impressive wingspan, but his lack of size will factor into how Miller uses him against bigger players.

Tollefsen has the chance to add a special dynamic to a young and talented new-look Arizona team.

It will be interesting to see how he handles a higher level of competition, but if he comes close to what he did at San Francisco, Arizona is getting more than enough.


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