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Arizona grad transfer Talbott Denny to miss season with torn ACL, meniscus

Missouri's Keanau Post, right, and Lipscomb's Talbott Denny, left, scramble to keep a ball from going out of bounds during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won 72-60. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Arizona Wildcats grad transfer Talbott Denny will miss the 2016-17 basketball season after suffering a torn ACL and medial meniscus in his left knee. The injury will require surgery.

Denny, who attended Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson before attending Lipscomb, was offered a scholarship by Arizona despite missing the 2015-16 season with a torn labrum in his shoulder.

The 6-foot-6, 205-pound forward with one season of eligibility left has already used a medical redshirt and would require clearance from the NCAA to be on a team for a sixth season. The Arizona Daily Star’s Bruce Pascoe notes that it’s likely such a situation would allow him to pursue a role with Arizona in 2017-18.

Denny played three years at Lipscomb, averaging 5.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game during the 2014-15 season.

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