Walk-on will add depth to Wildcats' backcourt

2012-04-17T16:43:00Z 2012-04-17T17:12:31Z Walk-on will add depth to Wildcats' backcourtBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star

UA added depth in the backcourt for next season with the addition of shooting guard Jacob Hazzard, a walk-on from Loyola High School in Los Angeles. 

His coach at Loyola, Jamal Adams, told the Los Angeles Times that Hazzard would be a preferred walk-on, meaning he was invited, with the possibility of receiving a scholarship in the future, as opposed to joining the team from a tryout.

UA is still seeking a point guard for its final scholarship spot for next season, though there's a chance it could offer the ride to Hazzard (or another walk-on) on a conditional basis if it does not find another scholarship player.

The grandson of Walt Hazzard, the 5-11, 150-pound Hazzard announced on Twitter that he was headed to Arizona. He averaged 12.3 points while making 41 percent of his three-pointers last season (his full stats are here on MaxPreps).

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NAU is putting the future of its athletic program on the shoulders of new basketball coach Jack Murphy, the former Lute Olson aide at UA.

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Cal reserve guards Emerson Murray and Alex Rossi are transferrring.

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ESPN's Joe Lunardi has Arizona getting a No. 5 NCAA tournament seed in his early Bracketology for next season. That's the highest seed of any Pac-12 team, ahead of UCLA (6), Stanford (10) and California (12).

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Washington will get some help inside in 2013-14 when new acquisition Perris Blackwell will become eligible after transferring from San Francisco.

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Oregon, UNLV and Florida had home visits with Anthony Bennett in Charlotte.

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