TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State became known as Guard U during its run to the NCAA Tournament a year ago. Led by three senior guards, the Sun Devils run-and-gunned their way into the bracket for the first time in four years.
Now that Tra Holder, Kodi Justice and Shannon Evans II are gone, Arizona State will rely on a new, bigger batch of guards. The Sun Devils have transformed into Big Guard U in their bid to reach the NCAA Tournament in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1980-81.
"We've got some bigger guards, guys with size who can handle the ball and make plays," said Sun Devils forward Zylan Cheatham, a San Diego State transfer who's eligible this season after sitting out 2017-18.