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The personnel file: 6-foot-8, 241 pounds, 15.7 PPG, La Mirada, Calif.

The portfolio: Williams surprised just about everyone by winning Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. He electrified crowds with dunks and was, without a doubt, the team’s MVP a year ago.

The outlook: The 2010-11 Arizona basketball team will once again need Williams to be a beast. He must find a way to improve his free-throw shooting and mid-range jumper.

Stock: Nike: Both powerhouses ‘just do it’


The personnel file: 6-foot, 196 pounds, 6.6 PPG, Harlem, N.Y.

The portfolio:  Jones struggled in the beginning of last season but became a key at the end of the season. Jones’ buzzer-beater against Stanford gave everyone a glimpse of what he could be.

The outlook: He has the charisma and tenacity, but establishing trust from his teammates will be key. Developing a consistent jump shot will also make Jones much more dynamic.

Stock: NASDAQ: An index of the greater product


The personnel file: 6-foot-6, 226 pounds, 6.7 PPG, Los Angeles.

The portfolio: Hill came into last season overweight, so he had to play catch up throughout the season, but his versatility showed he can potentially be the Wildcats’ best player.

The outlook: Hill showed signs of being able to knock a jumper down. If he starts to shoot more often and can shoot consistenty, it will take his game to another level.

Stock: United Airlines: Both able to fly coast to coast


The personnel file: 6 foot-3, 180 pounds, 11.1 PPG, Brea, Calif.

The portfolio: It seems that everyone finds a way to overlook what Kyle Fogg has done at Arizona. The junior is experienced, savvy and clutch. See: three straight free throws at the end of regulation to send last season’s Southern California game in over time.

The outlook: Sean Miller was asked where his team will get its points from outside of Williams. The first name that came out of his mouth was Fogg. The junior will need to be more aggressive to make that happen.

Stock: UPS: Dependable, reliable and delivers on time


The Personnel File: 7-foot, 251 pounds, Brea, Calif.

The Portfolio: Alex “”Tree”” Jacobson developed into a reliable, safe big man to play for Arizona in spot minutes. He also

The Outlook: Need this.

Stock: Waste Management: Doing the dirty work and showing up every day.


The personnel file: 6-foot-11, 264 pounds, 1.9 PPG, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.

The portfolio: When confident, Natyazhko showed he can knock down a 15-foot jump shot and be a presence inside with his near 7-foot frame. The sophomore has the potential to be a force down low.

The outlook: The center didn’t appear confident around the basket, which will change if he wants to play more often this season, let alone become a factor.

Stock: GM: Bailed out last year, now reenergized for a new plan this year.


The personnel file: 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, 3.2 PPG, Mesa, Ariz.

The portfolio: There were a few games last season that Lavender showed that he was the best shooter on the court. He’s also a pesky defender, and his intensity will make him vital coming off the bench.

The outlook: If Lavender can maintain his confidence throughout the season, he could see significant minutes. Establishing and maintaning confidence as well as consitency will define his season.

Stock: Verizon: Dialing up from long distance with good signal.


The personnel file: 6-foot-7, 224 pounds, 9.4 PPG, San Diego.

The portfolio: Horne has always been inconsistent, but when the senior plays well he brings a jump shot with unlimited range and super athleticism that can shift the momentum of the game with crowd-pleasing dunks.

The outlook: This is the last chance for Horne to show that five-star ranking out of high school wasn’t all wrong. One way he can immediately improve? Rebounding.

Stock: IBM: Big and been around awhile, looking to reinvent.


The personnel file: 6-foot-6, 205 pounds, 4.6 PPG, Bronx, N.Y.

The portfolio: Parrom made his name as a hardnosed defender that brought toughness and tenacity. He’s a player that will be physical whenever his number is called off the bench.

The outlook: Though Parrom brings the defensive toughness, he must make wide open shots so he doesn’t become an offensive liability. He also must make better decisions and eliminate careless turnovers.

Stock: ADT Security: Both can protect and defend home (court).

The personnel file: freshman, 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Los Angeles.


The portfolio: Led his high school to back-to-back California state titles, which is an impressive accomplishment in a state filled with talent.

The outlook: Miller said he has liked what he’s seen from Mayes but has said on numerous occasions that he must make an improvement on the defensive end.

Stock: Gillette: Razor sharp guard with silky smooth stroke.

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