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Decision on releasing UA hoops player Tuesday

Arizona will announce a decision Tuesday regarding the request of incoming basketball freshman Emmanuel Negedu to be released from his letter of intent.

Athletic director Jim Livengood said he didn’t want to say much more than that, but added that he and coach Lute Olson were in agreement over the decision.

“You just try to base decisions on the right thing to do,” Livengood said.

“Regardless of what we do, we’re going to have the ‘nays’ and the ‘ayes.’ That’s part of the business. But everything we do is going to based on what is the right thing.”

Negedu, a 6-foot-7 forward who attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., met with Olson last weekend in the Boston area. Olson’s attempts to prevent Negedu from defecting were unsuccessful.

Negedu told the Tucson Citizen on Sunday: “There have been so many changes that I feel they’ve lied to me all along about the situation. Everything has changed a lot since I’ve signed down there. I can’t take it no more.”

Negedu was rated the 40th-best prospect in the country by Rivals.com. If he is released from his letter of intent, he would be free to sign with any school for next season.

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