This article is part of our College Hoops Barometer series.
The Arizona Wildcats did not have the best week, to put it mildly. First, freshman phenom Deandre Ayton's name surfaced in an FBI probe about accepting impermissible benefits to secure his attendance at Arizona. Specifically, $100,000, and an alleged phone call recorded with Arizona head coach Sean Miller discussing the payment for the star big man. Ayton and his parents have vehemently denied the accusation, though the allegation has cast a dark cloud over Miller and the entire program. In fact, Miller's time at Arizona may be at an end.
In an unrelated matter, Allonzo Trier tested positive for a second time for ingesting a banned substance, and has been suspended indefinitely. While the above-referenced Ayton continues to play, Trier will be shelved during the most crucial stretch of the season. The Wildcats are appealing his suspension, although there is no telling when that hearing will occur. Suffice to say, the Wildcats have a plethora of distractions and off-court issues as March Madness approaches.
Let's take a look at the rest of the hardwood action in this week's College Hoops Barometer.
Kellan Grady (G)
Anytime a guard at Davidson goes on a scoring tear, that baller is inevitably going to be compared to Stephen Curry. Though Grady attempts over six three-pointers per game, he has been filling it up largely without Curry's favorite weapon of late. Grady is averaging 32.3 points over the last three games for the Wildcats. He poured in 39 points in a Triple OT loss