June 19, 2006
Shakur's return gives the UA talent and experience
With Mustafa Shakur's decision to return to Arizona for one more season, there's now no doubting that the Wildcats have the talent and experience to make a deep run into the NCAA Tournament. Whether or not health, consistency and chemistry get in the way of that potential run is what remains to be seen.
What Shakur's return to Arizona does is it gives the UA an experienced and talented point guard and another weapon offensively. It also brings back a kid who has been extremely inconsistent in his three prior seasons at Arizona.
Arizona's coaching staff has openly said that the best man will play. As long as that philosophy holds true from game to game, then Shakur's return should be viewed in a mostly positive light.
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