Wildcats return core, except for Williams

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Derrick Williams did just about everything for Arizona last season while leading the Wildcats back into the NCAA tournament.

Now that he's gone to the NBA, Arizona will have to spread the responsibilities around a little more.

Arizona returns three starters from last season's 30-8 team that came within seconds of reaching the Final Four. The Wildcats also have most of their regular rotation back and coach Sean Miller has added another stellar recruiting class.

The big question for Arizona, at least early in the season, will be the health of guard Kevin Parrom, who was shot while visiting family in New York last month.

Parrom, Solomon Hill, Jesse Perry and Kyle Fogg are expected to pick up most of the scoring load with Williams gone.