Since Lyons will have only one year left to play, it's a natural to wonder if he might want to spend that year with the coach who recruited him -- former Xavier coach Sean Miller.
However, Lyons told the Cincinnati Enquirer he was "surprised by the report."
Lyons, a 6-foot-1, 188-pound combo guard, averaged 15.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists last season for the Musketeers, but was suspended for two games for his role in the Xavier-Cincinnati brawl and benched late in the season, CBSSports said.
Arizona has one remaining scholarship for the 2012 class and has a one-year hole at point guard, with the departure of Josiah Turner and the fact that ex-Duquesne transfer T.J. McConnell won't be eligible until the 2013-14 season.
Players who graduate and have eligibility remaining can play immediately if they choose to enroll in a graduate program at another school that is not offered at the player's former school.