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Wildcats to be visited by Xavier guard Lyons

The Arizona Wildcats roster for the 2012-13 season is
taking shape, with depth up front and on the wings.

What they’re missing is a point guard, though it’s
possible that won’t be an issue much longer.

According to Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star,
Xavier transfer Mark Lyons is planning on visiting Arizona
this weekend.

Lyons, who has already visited Kentucky and is planning on
taking a trip to Kansas, will be graduating in the next
few weeks and be eligible to play beginning this fall.

His trip to Tucson will include some familiar faces,
including Arizona head coach Sean Miller.

Sean Miller recruited Lyons to Xavier in 2008, and Lyons
also knows assistant coach Book Richardson and remains
close to UA wing Kevin Parrom, whom Lyons co-hosted on
Parrom’s official recruiting visit in 2008 (Parrom signed
with Xavier before following Miller to UA in the spring of
2009).

Lyons, the report says, added that he is close with
Arizona guard Kevin Parrom, who co-hosted Parrom’s
official recruiting visit to Xavier in 2008 before signing
with Arizona.

Lyons averaged 15.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists
per game for the Musketeers last year while spending most
of the season playing shooting guard.

He’s hoping to play the point in his final season in an
effort to improve his NBA draft stock, which could make
Arizona the perfect place for him.