UA freshmen ignoring hype, getting to work

BY foxsports • October 15, 2012

York, 6-2, averaged 24.9 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 steals for Orange (Calif,) Lutheran High. He was ranked as the nation's 11th-best shooting guard. He is playing at UA's deepest spot, though, with Mark Lyons, Nick Johnson, Jordin Mayes and Kevin Parrom in the backcourt.

"Every day in practice, you realize this isn't high school basketball anymore," Tarczewski said. "The team here ... it's like basically playing on an all-star team. It's definitely a different ball game. It pushes you real hard. You have to work hard every day."

It remains to be seen how the pieces will fit. Chol contributed in short bursts last season, and the first year always requires some readjustment.

Johnson, who also attended Findlay Prep, went through the normal ups and downs last year, when he averaged 8.9 points a game. His advice?

"Honor the process. Keep on working hard. If you go in a slump, work your way out of it. Stay confident, knowing that everything comes for a reason."

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