Cats may have shot at ex-Duquesne guard

2012-03-23T00:00:00Z Cats may have shot at ex-Duquesne guard Arizona Daily Star
March 23, 2012 12:00 am

Less than five months after raving about then-Duquesne point guard T.J. McConnell, Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller may have a chance to recruit him.

McConnell, the Atlantic 10's Rookie of the Year in 2010-11 as a freshman, announced he was seeking a transfer to what his father said would ideally be a higher-profile program.

"He committed early (during his sophomore year of high school), and he is having a good career," McConnell's father, Tim, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "And he said to me he would really like to play at a bigger program and would like a bigger challenge."

Miller, who has at least one opening to fill this spring, knows the McConnell family well and raved about T.J. before the Wildcats beat the Dukes 67-59 on Nov. 9 at McKale Center.

"I really appreciate him as a player," Miller said.

McConnell had nine points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in the Nov. 9 game. He finished this season with an average of 11.4 points and 5.5 assists per game, with better than a 2-to-1 assist-turnover ratio.

Bruce Pascoe

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 12 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 10 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 1 0 0.909
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 8 2 0 0.800
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 8 3 0 0.727
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 4 0 0.667
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
USC 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 6 5 0 0.545
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 5 6 0 0.455

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Oregon State at
Quinnipiac
12/21 52-60
USC at
Boston College
12/21 75-71
San Jose State at
Washington State
12/21 53-82
DePaul at
Colorado
12/22 2:30 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon
12/22 7:00 pm
Wisconsin at
California
12/22 7:00 pm
Tulane at
Washington
12/22 9:00 pm
Detroit at
Arizona State
12/23 1:00 pm
Stanford at
Texas
12/23 5:00 pm
South Dakota State at
Utah
12/23 7:00 pm
Arizona at
UNLV
12/23 8:00 pm
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