DeAndre Ayton's coach is mentor and former coach of ex-Cat Angelo Chol.
And up the road in Orange County, Stanley Johnson is considered a heavy lean to Arizona. ... plus other notes from San Diego.
Since Sean Miller last held a news conference back in March, the Arizona Wildcats have made 10 player personnel moves, lost an associate head coach and hired a former star as an assistant head coach.
UA announces the additions of Damon Stoudamire and Zach Peters, while Sean Miller says he may not fill all 13 available scholarships...and other notes from Miller's news conference today.
Defenders must be set earlier if they are to pick up a charge...and Angelo Chol says it "wasn't fun" to play at UA.
Angelo Chol returned to San Diego last weekend, and he didn’t take long before deciding to stay.
Former Arizona Wildcat forward Angelo Chol has chosen to transfer to San Diego State, according to his high school coach, Ollie Goulston.
The Arizona Wildcats will no longer have to wait until mid-October to kick off full basketball practices.
Angelo Chol decided to transfer after seeing his minutes drop during the 2012-13 season and knowing that playing time next season might be furthered reduced.
Grant Jerrett opted to play professionally rather than come back to UA, where he might have lost minutes to Aaron Gordon.
Josiah Turner averaged 6.8 points as a UA freshman before leaving. He played professionally in Canada last season.
Sidiki Johnson was dismissed from the Wildcats in December 2011, then left the Providence Friars in February of this year.
Daniel Bejarano averaged 6.3 points for Colorado State this past season. He played just 30 minutes for UA as a freshman in 2010-11.
With sophomore forward Angelo Chol having decided to transfer, the Arizona Wildcats have three scholarships to offer for next season.
And suddenly, there were only 10 Arizona Wildcats...
The Arizona Wildcats' crowded frontcourt shook out another player Wednesday, when popular reserve forward Angelo Chol opted to transfer after two seasons.
Arizona reserve forward Angelo Chol (30) played a reduced role last season.
Arizona's Angelo Chol (30) averaged just 8.5 minutes a game last season after averaging 12.2 minutes his freshman year. "I have enjoyed my time in Tucson and want to thank my teammates, coaching staff and the fans for their support," he said.
The popular UA reserve's minutes shrank from 12.2 to 8.5 last season.
Grant Jerrett's decision to leave for pro basketball opens up another roster spot for the Wildcats for the 2013-14 season. Arizona may try again to go the "rent-a-grad" route, such as when Mark Lyons joined the team last year.