Wise to stay at Arizona

2008-05-31T00:00:00Z Wise to stay at Arizona Arizona Daily Star
May 31, 2008 12:00 am

After two months of consideration, guard Nic Wise has decided to return to Arizona.

Wise, a junior guard from Houston, had considered transferring for his final two years of eligibility. According to Houston-area basketball analyst Jim Hicks, Wise looked at Houston, Rice and Texas, among others.

"This is where I want to be," Wise said in a statement. "I trust Coach Olson, and he wants me to be a leader — the captain — next season, and that's what I'm going to do."

Wise, a 5-foot-9-inch, 178-pound guard, averaged 9.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 29.4 minutes per game last season.

"We're happy to have Nic back," Arizona coach Lute Olson said in a statement.

Wise's decision came the day after 2009 point guard Abdul Gaddy decommitted from the Wildcats.

Wise's father, Greg, has said Nic wanted to make sure he did not have the same experience he did last season, when Olson took a season-long leave of absence.

— Arizona Daily Star

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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 1 0 0.923
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 11 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 2 0 0.833
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 9 3 0 0.750
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 9 2 0 0.818
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 4 0 0.667
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 8 5 0 0.615
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
USC 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 5 6 0 0.455

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Harvard at
Arizona State
12/28 12:00 pm
Cal State-Bakersfield at
California
12/28 1:30 pm
Cal-Davis at
Washington State
12/28 4:00 pm
UCLA at
Alabama
12/28 4:30 pm
Stony Brook at
Washington
12/28 6:00 pm
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at
Stanford
12/29 9:00 pm
Cal-Irvine at
Oregon
12/29 9:00 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon State
12/30 7:30 pm
Carroll (Mont.) at
Utah
12/30 7:30 pm
Vermont at
USC
12/30 9:30 pm
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