Sports shorts: Neal says he's leaving Notre Dame for UA

2013-04-10T00:00:00Z 2013-04-10T00:12:01Z Sports shorts: Neal says he's leaving Notre Dame for UAStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

Davonté Neal, a former Scottsdale Chaparral football star who played his true freshman season at Notre Dame, told a South Bend, Ind., website that he is transferring to play for the Arizona Wildcats.

"The primary reason I chose Arizona was because it was close to my family, and my daughter can come see me every day - that was the most important to me and having that family support," the receiver told Blue and Gold Illustrated late Tuesday night. "The way coach (Rich) Rodriguez throws the ball around is amazing."

The website reported Neal will report to campus May 1 and will seek an NCAA hardship waiver to become eligible for the 2013 season.

College basketball

Carson to return to Arizona State

PHOENIX - Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson will play at least another season for the Sun Devils.

Carson, the Pac-12 co-freshman of the year with UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad, filed paperwork last week to be evaluated by NBA executives but announced Tuesday he's returning for his sophomore season at ASU.

Carson averaged 18.5 points and 5.1 assists.

• Former Canyon del Oro player Chris Crevelone was added to Dan Majerle's staff at Grand Canyon University. Crevelone was on the Texas staff the past four years and spent time on the Ironwood Ridge H.S. staff in 2007-08.

• Junior guard Russ Smith will leave Louisville early to enter the NBA draft, according to his father.

• Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore announced he will enter the NBA draft.

Golf

Woods paired with Donald at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods will play the first two rounds of the Masters with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy.

Woods is No. 1 in the World Golf Ranking, and Donald is No. 4. Woods has played with Donald before in majors, though never in the opening rounds at Augusta National. Piercy is making his Masters debut.

Guan Tianlang, a 14-year-old from China, plays with Matteo Manassero and 61-year-old Ben Crenshaw.

UA men's golf

Wildcats finish fifth in Scottsdale

Arizona's Dylan Healey shot a 2-under 68 Tuesday in the second and final round of the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in Scottsdale to finish tied for 10th place and lead the UA to a fifth-place finish.

Gonzaga won the event, six shots ahead of Colorado.

UC-Santa Barbara's Glen Scher finished first individually with a score of 2-under 138, five strokes ahead of Healey. Arizona's Trent Redfern tied for 19th, Erik Oja tied for 25th, and Juan Pablo Hernandez tied for 33rd.

Daniel Berk Includes material from news releases

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