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 State 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 4 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 2 1 0 0.667
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 2 1 0 0.667
USC 0 0 0 0.000 2 3 0 0.400
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 1 2 0 0.333

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Penn State at
USC
11/23 63-61
Long Beach State at
UCLA
11/23 63-77
Missouri at
Arizona
11/24 3:00 pm
@Arizona State, @Maryland 11/24 5:00 pm
@Oklahoma State, @Oregon State 11/24 6:30 pm
@Michigan, @Oregon 11/24 7:30 pm
Delaware at
Stanford
11/25 9:00 pm
Cal State-Fullerton at
USC
11/25 9:00 pm
Texas-Pan American at
Utah
11/26 6:00 pm
Cal Poly at
California
11/26 8:00 pm
San Jose State at
Washington
11/27 9:00 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Washington State
11/27 10:00 pm
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