Arizona Wildcats Productivity Report: Allen poised and productive in victory


Kadeem Allen leads a break after one of his three steals last night i the victory over Northwestern State (Arizona Basketball YouTube video capture)

Kadeem Allen leads a break after one of his three steals last night i the victory over Northwestern State (Arizona Basketball YouTube video capture)

PP: Productivity Points (Points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocked shots, FGs made, FTs made added together and then subtracted by missed FGs, missed FTs, personal fouls and turnovers)
MIN: Minutes played overall
PR: Productivity rating per minute played (Productivity points divided by minutes played)



Player Pos PP MIN PR
*Gabe York SG 21 28 .750
*Kadeem Allen PG 16 22 .727
Dusan Ristic C 15 22 .682
*Kaleb Tarczewski C 10 21 .476
*Mark Tollefsen SF 10 24 .417
*Allonzo Trier SG 5 29 .172
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 4 26 .154
Elliot Pitts SG -4 17 -.235
Justin Simon SG 8 7 1.143
Chance Comanche C 3 4 .750
TOTAL TEAM 88 200 .440

One play that may have gone unnoticed in last night’s 61-42 non-descript victory over Northwestern State was Kadeem Allen’s drive to the basket in the second half with a decent look at the hoop only to pass it off to Kaleb Tarczewski on the block.

Tarczewski juggled the ball, perhaps a bit surprised by the pass, but gathered it in to lay it in.

Allen is showing no signs of having any hangover from being The Man and prolific scorer at Hutchison (Kan.) Junior College. He is a mature fourth-year player in college after two years in junior college and another last season as a redshirt.

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Name (Year) G S PP MIN PR
Derrick Williams (2011) 38 38 1190 1141 1.043
Sean Elliott (1989) 33 33 1128 1125 1.003
Chris Mills (1993) 28 28 838 870 .963
Sean Elliott (1988) 38 38 1167 1249 .934
D. Stoudamire (1995) 30 30 964 1092 .883
Mike Bibby (1998) 35 35 905 1124 .805
Jason Terry (1999) 29 29 877 1107 .792
Nick Johnson (2014) 38 38 848 1254 .676

Few realize that Allen, who scored 25.9 points a game in his sophomore season at Hutchison, also averaged 5.9 assists a game.

“We recruited Kadeem to play both guard positions,” Miller reiterated last night during the 1290-AM postgame show. Miller also said that he and his coaching staff “will look to move in that direction” of playing the combination more of Allen and reserve point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright together.

Through the first four games, Allen has emerged as one of the most consistently productive players, posting a rating of .793. In last night’s game, Allen was solid across the board: Five rebounds, five assists, three steals and one blocked shot. He had four points and did not commit a turnover in 22 minutes.

As the starting point guard, Allen has 19 assists with only five turnovers, a close to 4-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. Arizona’s level of competition is suspect to this point but that ratio is in T.J. McConnell territory.

Jackson-Cartwright and Allen have combined for 35 assists with only nine turnovers.

If Tarcewski and the ever-productive Dusan Ristic are the 7-foot “Twin Towers”, occasionally playing together, the Allen and Jackson-Cartwright combination is like the “Twin Toolboxes” (to steal a Steve Lavin term).

Lavin stated last night during the Pac-12 Networks telecast that Allen went to his toolbox to stuff his stats.

That kind of utility strength is what Miller requires over averaging 20 points a game. It’s all about the team and process, detail to the bone.

Sometimes it may not be pretty, like the game last night overall, but Arizona moved on with another win (its 42nd consecutive triumph at McKale) with Allen’s poise and productivity making a mark on his teammates once again.

Present RPI ranking of non-conference opponents Arizona has played. The Wildcats’ RPI rating is No. 194. Their next opponent, Santa Clara (0-4) has an RPI of No. 331.

Rank Opponent Rec Result Date
No.177 Bradley 1-4 UA/90-60 11/16/15
No.200 Pacific 0-3 UA/79-61 11/13/15
No.248 Northwestern State 0-4 UA/61-42 11/22/15
No.295 Boise State 1-2 UA/88-76 11/19/15


Streak Coach Years
71 Lute Olson 1988-91
42 Sean Miller 2013-present
38 Fred Snowden 1975-77
37 Lute Olson 1997-99
22 Sean Miller 2010-11


Player Pos G S PP MIN PR
Ryan Anderson PF 3 3 83 83 1.000
Dusan Ristic C 4 0 57 64 .891
Kadeem Allen PG 4 4 65 82 .793
Allonzo Trier SG 4 1 68 102 .667
Gabe York SG 4 4 71 107 .664
Kaleb Tarczewski C 4 4 56 94 .596
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 4 0 37 91 .407
Mark Tollefsen SF 4 4 40 91 .440
Elliott Pitts SG 3 0 2 48 .042
AVG 5-9.9 MIN
Chance Comanche C 3 0 3 15 .200
Justin Simon SG 3 0 3 20 .150
AVG 1-4.9 MIN
Jacob Hazzard PG 1 0 3 3 1.000
TOTAL TEAM 4 488 800 .610


Date Opponent Results TeamPR Productivity Leader Pos PP MIN PR
Nov. 22 Northwestern State 61-42 (W) .440 Gabe York SG 21 26 .750
Nov. 19 Boise State 88-76 (W) .695 Parker Jackson-Cartwright PG 23 18 1.278
Nov. 16 Bradley 90-60 (W) .710 Allonzo Trier SG 43 23 1.870
Nov. 13 Pacific 79-61 (W) .595 Ryan Anderson PF 40 26 1.538 publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He has also written articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.

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