7:18 PM EST, Thu December 12, 2019
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 4, 2019
Arizona’s Nico Mannion, Zeke Nnaji among top 10 freshmen in college basketball, per CBS

Arizona’s Nico Mannion, Zeke Nnaji among top 10 freshmen in college basketball, per CBS

Photo by Chris Coduto/Icon Sportswire via If I told you before the season that the Arizona Wildcats would have two of the top 10 freshmen in college basketball, you probably would have believed me. You just might not have correctly guessed which two were being discussed. CBS Sports ranked the most impressive freshmen in the sport so far, and Nico Mannion and Zeke Nnaji, not Josh Green, fall inside the top 10. Mannion is ranked No. 3. Nnaji is No. 7. That is not a knock on Green, but high praise for Nnaji, who has exceeded expectations to this point. The Minnesotan forward was a...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 2, 2019
Nico Mannion named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week

Nico Mannion named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ A stellar performance at the Wooden Legacy led to Nico Mannion winning that tournament’s MVP award on Sunday night, and it also garnered him his first honor from the Pac-12 Conference. Mannion was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week on Monday, marking the third time in four weeks the award has gone to a member of the Arizona Wildcats. Zeke Nnaji won it the first two weeks of the season. ✅ Team Championship at Wooden Legacy✅ Tournament MVP✅ @pac12 Freshman of the WeekCongrats @niccolomannion! #BearDown #APlayersProgram pic.twitter.com/LTM77HWkHz—...
Arizona Daily Star Nov 25, 2019
Seen and heard: On Arizona feeding Zeke Nnaji, a mascot debacle, and the state of the Pac-12

Seen and heard: On Arizona feeding Zeke Nnaji, a mascot debacle, and the state of the Pac-12

Seen and heard from Arizona's 104-67 victory over Long Beach State Sunday night at McKale Center.
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 24, 2019
Arizona routs Long Beach State to end season-opening homestand

Arizona routs Long Beach State to end season-opening homestand

Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports Wildcats’ next four are away from McKale Center Following Thursday’s much-closer-than-it-should-have-been win over South Dakota State, Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller began his press conference with a four-minute rant in which he aired a number of grievances, including: Taking poor, quick shots, particularly from 3-point range Not getting the ball to Zeke Nnaji early on Not getting to the foul line enough in the first half Based on Sunday night’s performance against Long Beach State, his players got the message. Arizona shot 50 percent from three,...
Arizona Daily Star Nov 24, 2019
Arizona Wildcats take 38-33 halftime lead over Long Beach State

Arizona Wildcats take 38-33 halftime lead over Long Beach State

Zeke Nnaji wasn’t quite perfect while Arizona had trouble with Long Beach State early Sunday, taking a 38-33 halftime lead over the Beach at McKale Center.
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 24, 2019
What to watch for when Arizona hosts Long Beach State on Sunday

What to watch for when Arizona hosts Long Beach State on Sunday

Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports Feed the Zeke After a scare against South Dakota State, the No. 14 Arizona Wildcats (5-0) return to the hardwood Sunday to host Long Beach State (2-3). Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. MST on the Pac-12 Network. Here are some things to watch for. Feed the Zeke In case you missed it, Sean Miller was ticked off by his team’s shot selection Thursday vs. South Dakota State. In his mind, Arizona took too many 3s, too many quick shots, and didn’t get generate enough looks for Zeke Nnaji, who did not attempt a field goal in the first half—a no-no for a guy who...
Arizona Daily Star Nov 23, 2019
Sean Miller expects more from Zeke Nnaji, fewer bad shots when Cats host Long Beach State on Sunday

Sean Miller expects more from Zeke Nnaji, fewer bad shots when Cats host Long Beach State on Sunday

Wildcats shot 3s like they were at a "carnival," a trend that has to stop, coach says.
Arizona Daily Star Nov 22, 2019
Sean Miller says Arizona 'wasn't very smart' in close win over South Dakota State

Sean Miller says Arizona 'wasn't very smart' in close win over South Dakota State

More than he had been for four previous games, Zeke Nnaji was harassed and double teamed against South Dakota State on Thursday night, his perfect field-goal shooting limited to 0 for 0 in the first half.
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 22, 2019
Sean Miller lambasts Arizona after win over South Dakota State

Sean Miller lambasts Arizona after win over South Dakota State

Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports It wasn’t the rout most people were expecting. The No. 14 Arizona Wildcats (5-0) had to rally from a 10-point first-half deficit to defeat the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 71-64 on Thursday in McKale Center. Head coach Sean Miller delivered a scathing four-minute rant to begin his postgame press conference, criticizing his team’s shot selection and inability to get Zeke Nnaji the ball. The freshman phenom finished with 12 points but did not attempt a field goal in the first half. Here’s what Miller had to say: “First things first, I want to give...
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 21, 2019
Arizona shakes off poor first half to beat South Dakota State

Arizona shakes off poor first half to beat South Dakota State

Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports It was bound to happen at some point. The Arizona Wildcats weren’t going to win every game by 20-plus points. On a night when Zeke Nnaji didn’t take a shot in the first half and didn’t score until more than 22 minutes into the game, the freshman forward turned it on in the second half as Arizona rallied from a pair of 10-point first-half deficit to beat South Dakota State 71-64 on Thursday night at McKale Center. Arizona outscored the Jackrabbits (4-3) by 12 points over the final 15:02, with Nnaji getting the scoring going with a layup for his first...
Arizona Daily Star Nov 20, 2019
How Arizona's Zeke Nnaji slipped under the radar and became one of college basketball's early-season stars

How Arizona's Zeke Nnaji slipped under the radar and became one of college basketball's early-season stars

Once viewed by some as a "floater," Minnesota big man bulked up, found right fit and is now one of the UA's top players.
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 20, 2019
Arizona hoping to get more scoring from post players not named Zeke Nnaji

Arizona hoping to get more scoring from post players not named Zeke Nnaji

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports While Zeke Nnaji has seemingly forgotten how to miss a shot, Arizona‘s other two interior scorers are still trying to get going offensively. Chase Jeter and Ira Lee have combined for 32 points in 136 minutes on 9-of-24 shooting to begin the season. Jeter’s 4.3 points per game are less than half he averaged last season. He is 5 for 12 from the field. “We as a team have to do a better job of getting him the ball in scoring position,” said head coach Sean Miller. “Sometimes he has a tendency when he posts up to be further away from the basket. I...
Arizona Daily Star Nov 19, 2019
Zeke Nnaji also helping Arizona Wildcats' strong interior defense so far

Zeke Nnaji also helping Arizona Wildcats' strong interior defense so far

Sean Miller likes Chase Jeter's willingness to sacrifice himself defensively.
Arizona Daily Star Nov 18, 2019
Arizona's Zeke Nnaji can't miss a shot - but his teammates aren't too shabby, either

Arizona's Zeke Nnaji can't miss a shot - but his teammates aren't too shabby, either

No. 14-ranked Wildcats have the 15th-best shooting percentage (52.7) in Division 1.

Zeke Nnaji Photos

Wildcats Player News

  • 1

    Nico Mannion

    What Sean Miller said after Arizona’s win over Nebraska-Omaha

  • 1

    Stone Gettings

    After win over Omaha, Sean Miller says Arizona Wildcats did 'tremendous' job of bouncing back

  • 1

    Christian Koloko

    Bob Baffert sits courtside, Christian Koloko puts on a clinic and Adia Barnes debuts a podcast

  • Zeke Nnaji

    Arizona’s Nico Mannion, Zeke Nnaji among top 10 freshmen in college basketball, per CBS

  • Josh Green

    Wildcats healthier, looking to improve heading into Wednesday's game against Omaha

  • Khalil Tate

    Looking back at Khalil Tate’s roller-coaster Arizona career

  • Dylan Smith

    Arizona basketball: 6 key stats from the Wooden Legacy tournament

  • J.J. Taylor

    4 Arizona players earn Pro Football Focus season honors

  • Chase Jeter

    Arizona basketball: 6 key stats from the Wooden Legacy tournament

  • Grant Gunnell

    Ducks Clinch PAC-12 North in Clinical Win, Ducks 34 - Wildcats 6