Special Sub-Topic: University of Arizona Basketball
|He was the first Wooden Award winner to come out of Arizona.|
Sean Elliott. Elliott was the first player ever to come back from a liver transplant to play in the NBA. He made his dramatic return with the San Antonio Spurs, where he played most of his career (he had a brief stint with the Pistons).
|Who was the highest draft pick ever from Arizona in the 20th century?|
Mike Bibby. Bibby went number two in 1998 to the Grizzlies. Elliott went number three in 1989.
|This starting backcourt led Arizona to the 1997 NCAA title.|
Bibby and Simon. Mike Bibby went on to play together in the Grizzlies backcourt. Jason Terry would come in for the Cats to provide Lute with a strong three guard line-up back in 1997.
|Brian Williams changed his name to what when he played in the NBA?|
Bison Dele. Bison is a pretty cool name, eh? Dele played for several NBA teams throughout his career.
|Chris Mills transferred from what school before his Arizona and NBA success?|
Kentucky. UCLA got into trouble with the NCAA for recruiting violations trying to pursue Mills out of high school.
|Brian Williams transferred from what school before his Arizona and NBA success?|
|Loren Woods transferred from what school before his Arizona and NBA experience?|
Wake Forest. Woods left because the pressure to succeed Tim Duncan at center was too much for him.
|He is one of two Major League Baseball players that played in the 2002 MLB season that also played basketball for Lute at Arizona.|
Tony Clark. Kenny Lofton is the more famous one, he was the Sixth Man on Lute's 1988 Final Four team. Clark transferred to San Diego State to get more playing time.
|Which one of these former Wildcats played in the NBA for a short while, but never got drafted in the NBA draft?|
Ray Owes. Owes spent most of his short NBA career with the Warriors. He signed with them as a free agent.
|Between 1988 and 2002, how many Wildcats were drafted in the NBA draft, not including Robertas Javtokas, who played at Arizona as a freshman and left to play in Europe.|
22. Tolbert, Kerr, Elliott, Cook, Buechler, Williams, Rooks, Mills, Reeves, Stoudamire, Blair, Davis, Geary, Bibby, Dickerson, Simon, Terry, Bramlett, Jefferson, Arenas, Wright, & Woods.
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