New UA basketball walk-on Kory Jones.

Arizona has added a fourth walk-on to its roster, 6-3 freshman Kory Jones of Herndon, Va.

The Wildcats already added guard Tyler Trillo this season and now have four walk-ons overall, but sought another this fall when redshirting guard Dylan Smith suffered a concussion.

Without Smith, who was the key player on the scout team in practice, the Wildcats have nine healthy scholarship players available for practice, counting Allonzo Trier (who has been practicing at home during his eligibility battle) plus the four walk-ons.

Jones helped his high school team win the Virginia 6A title last season. Some of his highlights are here.

Oregon State's Stephen Thompson Jr. is hoping to return from a foot injury on Thursday.

The defense of USC's De'Anthony Melton has played a role in the Trojans' early success this season. put together an interesting photo collection on what a game day is like at Duke.

ICYMI, some UA pregame notes and links are here.