Arizona has added 6-foot-6 guard Alec Spence of St. Louis as a walk-on, giving the Wildcats 15 total players.

Playing for Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School in St. Louis in 2016-17, Spence was named Metro League Player of the Year after averaging 19.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists. He helped lead the school to a 19-9 record and a third consecutive district title game appearance.

The Arizona roster now has 12 scholarship players, counting former walk-on Jake DesJardins, and three walk-ons: Spence, guard Kory Jones and forward Matt Weyand.

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Bruce is a veteran Star sports reporter who has also worked at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He graduated from Northwestern University and has an MBA from Thunderbird.