March 26, 2007
Analyzing Arizona: The Mustafa Shakur era
March 29th, 2003. That was the day of Jason Gardner's last game in Tucson, a 78-75 loss to Kansas in the Elite Eight.
For many Arizona fans, that day was supposed to mark the beginning of a change at Arizona. Gardner, a fantastic leader and good scorer, wasn't a true point guard and the offense often went through forward Luke Walton instead.
While Gardner's teams at Arizona were very good, many thought it would be better if a "true" point guard was running the show for the Wildcats.
Enter Mustafa Shakur.
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