The Arizona Wildcats aren't supposed to be finding too tough of competition in the Bahamas, but Sean Miller of course is finding his time there valuable. For lineup decisions alone, you'd think it's a good time to toy with which players will work best with each other.
Can he throw out Kaleb Tarczewski out there with Brandon Ashley or Angelo Chol? Will having size on the floor hurt Arizona on offense, or will defense and rebounding override the lack of some lineups' and their ability to stretch the floor, opening it up for penetrators?
The Wildcats beat the Bahama All-Stars 99-57 on Monday, two days after clobbering the Real Deal Shockers, and one notable difference was in the starting lineups -- these based on two videos of game action recorded by the athletic department.
It should be noted that we're far away from even guessing who'll start during UA's first real exhibition game. It's going to be played with well into the season, I'm sure. But the two games in the Bahamas presented options, ones that will have Miller thinking a lot.
Both of those look pretty good on paper, especially considering Parrom and Mayes have been healthy and, as Miller says in the video below, playing as well as anyone else on the roster during this trip. The duo, who've dealt with recurring injury troubles, will be key cogs in maintaining the depth and said options in Miller's schemes.
Monday's game marks the end of Arizona's extra time allotted to practice, and now the team goes into somewhat of a dead period until October. It's much time for Miller to comb over his lineup options.
Unlike last season, it looks like he has many.