November 16, 2006

Marcus Williams must adjust to new role

Last season, in Arizona's horrid half court offense, one of the few players who found success was Marcus Williams, a true freshman at the time.

Williams came into Tucson with the ability to create his own shot and since no one on last year's team was really making anyone else better, the 6-foot-8 small forward took it upon himself to be the go-to guy and Arizona's most reliable offensive threat.

Last season, that was exactly what Arizona needed. The other UA guards and wings appeared more concerned with their own shots than anyone else but Williams was the only player that could consistently score by creating his own shot.

That was last season though, and one that was as frustrating as any in the Lute Olson era. No shooters, no leaders, no one making anyone else better and no chemistry. The team had no chance to succeed.

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