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Former Wyoming basketball standout joins Arizona as graduate manager

JayDee Luster

JayDee Luster ranks eighth on Wyoming’s career assist chart with 344. Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona Wildcats basketball coach Sean Miller announced two changes to his support staff Friday, promoting Danny Peters to assistant director of basketball operations and adding JayDee Luster as a graduate manager.

Luster was a three-year starter at point guard for Wyoming, earning honorable mention Mountain West honors last season, when he was chosen the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.

He averaged 5.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game in three seasons at Wyoming after playing one season at New Mexico State.

While pursuing a postgraduate degree at Arizona, Luster’s duties will include helping the coaches in player and team workouts, as well as assisting in various operational and video responsibilities.

According to the UA press release:

Peters will oversee Arizona’s video scouting efforts and is responsible for the organization, breakdown, scouting and presentation of game film. He also will handle player edits for individual player’s use and create recruiting videos as well as recruiting game tape for coaches’ evaluation.

“I am extremely excited to continue working under Coach Miller and with the Arizona basketball program in this new role,” said Peters. “I’m looking forward to our bright future at Arizona and continuing to add to our outstanding tradition.”

Administratively, he will supervise the academic progress of each student-athlete within the program, as all 23 players to complete their eligibility under Miller have earned their degrees. Peters is also co-director of the Sean Miller Basketball Camps and will coordinate UA former player outreach.

Peters, 26, originally joined the UA basketball staff in August 2010 as the graduate manager. Peters made 35 appearances in four seasons (2006-10) at Ohio State University. He filled a vacancy left by Jeff Feld, who left to take a front office position with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

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