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33. Arizona
Bruce Anderson
November 19, 1986
Arizona's new favorite son is sophomore Sean Elliott, who grew up in Tucson and is learning to handle the burden of fame: He now orders his burgers to go. "I sat down at a fast-food place last year," he says, "and people were staring at me, saying, 'Look! He does eat.' " Understandably, the locals regard the 6'8" Wildcat swingman with awe. He averaged 15.6 points a game last season, and when he came home from the World Championships in Spain he walked off the plane with a gold medal. At least he was able to walk. His teammate, All-Conference guard Steve Kerr, left Spain early, after his right knee was shattered in a game against Brazil. Kerr will sit out this season. Coach Lute Olson must replace Kerr's leadership, but Olson is, after all, the Mr. Wizard of team chemistry. Last season Arizona was expected to finish eighth in the Pac-10. Instead it went 23-9, swept all 16 home games and won the conference.
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November 19, 1986

33. Arizona

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Arizona's new favorite son is sophomore Sean Elliott, who grew up in Tucson and is learning to handle the burden of fame: He now orders his burgers to go. "I sat down at a fast-food place last year," he says, "and people were staring at me, saying, 'Look! He does eat.' " Understandably, the locals regard the 6'8" Wildcat swingman with awe. He averaged 15.6 points a game last season, and when he came home from the World Championships in Spain he walked off the plane with a gold medal. At least he was able to walk. His teammate, All-Conference guard Steve Kerr, left Spain early, after his right knee was shattered in a game against Brazil. Kerr will sit out this season. Coach Lute Olson must replace Kerr's leadership, but Olson is, after all, the Mr. Wizard of team chemistry. Last season Arizona was expected to finish eighth in the Pac-10. Instead it went 23-9, swept all 16 home games and won the conference.

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