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Sonoran Hot Reads: Gabe York the Pac-12's most improved player?

Is he even the most improved player on his own team?

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As the college basketball season winds down, awards are going to start being all the buzz (we'll have our Pac-12 awards as well). But one curious prediction comes from Seth Davis, who has Gabe York being the Pac-12's most improved player this season. Here's the reasoning:

"York's numbers have improved, albeit not as dramatically as some of the winners in other conferences. His scoring average increased from 9.2 to 14.3; his rebounding from 2.1 to 3.5; and his assists from 1.2 to 2.4. But what really impressed me about York was his expanded versatility and leadership ability for a program that has been devastated by NBA defections the last two seasons. Arizona is quite capable of being a second-weekend team in the NCAA tournament, which is a credit to York's guiding presence as well as his knack for hitting big shots."

But is York even the most improved Arizona player? I'd argue it's Kaleb Tarczewski, and I know I'm not alone on that. You could also make a bit of a case for Ryan Anderson, although he had a year off to improve from his Boston College days.

- Anderson is still probably in contention for Pac-12 Player of the Year, but it'll take a huge weekend for him to get it in all likelihood

- Our latest bracketology from Matt dropped York and Co. to a 6-seed

- Arizona is still fighting to hang on to a first round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament


- The Arizona defense will continue to be a mystery as the new coaches get used to their new players

- Arizona target Darnay Holmes is one of the participants at The Opening regional camp in L.A.

- Sabino prospect Drew Dixon has an Arizona offer, and he may be looking at more Pac-12 attention


- The Wildcats will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale Wednesday at 3

- Alfonso Rivas was my top performer from the past weekend, with Cesar Salazar not far behind

Other sports

- Two golfers are in the top 20 of the men's tournament being played in Tucson. The team is tied for sixth

- The Pac-12 men's swimming and diving championships are this weekend

- Some great gymnastics and golf pictures in this week's roundup from Athletics

Tucson news

This is a bizarre story about arrests being made at an In-N-Out

- There's an issue with the water pipes in Tucson, and it's going to be tough to fix

- A State of the City address is coming on Tuesday

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