NBC Sports wrote this morning about Gabe’s emergence as Arizona’s X-Factor:
This post-game interview with the ESPN crew capped off Gabe’s big night:
It has been especially rewarding to see Gabe perform well this season. While making At All Costs we spent a lot of time with Gabe leading up to and throughout his freshman year at U of A. He had a disappointing season and he was clearly frustrated with his lack of playing time.
I know he gave a lot of thought to the possibility of transferring to another program where he could play a bigger role – a course of action that many “AAU stars” take when their freshman seasons don’t play out to their liking. But Gabe stayed. He stuck it out and worked his ass off. He believed in the coaching staff and put his trust in their plan. It’s refreshing to see his faith rewarded. He may not be Arizona’s best player, but it’s hard to see how he’s not their most important player. His outside shooting opens up their whole offense. If he can sustain this level of play, the Cats will be tough to beat during their postseason run.