As the World Turns, Arizona basketball style — Hello again, Devonaire Doutrive.
A Wildcat fan favorite, especially with his last-second game-winning shot at Oregon State last season, Doutrive mentioned on Twitter today that he is returning to the Wildcat program.
This occurred after it was reported last month that the sophomore 6-foot-5 guard decided to transfer. Doutrive’s name was taken off Arizona’s official roster on the school’s Web site after that occurred.
Sorry for the confusion everyone but I’m staying at the University of Arizona 🐻⬇️
His announcement came a few hours after junior guard Alex Barcello announced via Twitter that he is leaving the program.
Doutrive’s return means all 13 available scholarship spots are presently filled. Don’t be surprised if another move is made soon involving a current player. For now, Sean Miller‘s roster is set.
Arizona’s perimeter in 2019-20 is loaded with players such as freshmen Nico Mannion and Josh Green, sophomore Brandon Williams, graduate transfer Max Hazzard, senior Dylan Smith and Doutrive.
Speculation ran rampant last week about Williams’ future when he removed “University of Arizona guard” from his Twitter page. He remains with the Wildcats and is trying to return healthy from a congenital knee condition that sidelined him late last season.
The other returning scholarship players are Smith, senior post player Chase Jeter and junior Ira Lee.
Here is Arizona’s roster at this point (asterisks indicate not eligible in 2019-20 per NCAA transfer rules):
|Max Hazzard||G||Sr.||6-0||170||UC Irvine|
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