The Arizona Wildcats basketball roster continues to change in the offseason, this time with the news Sunday that guard Jacob Hazzard will join the team as a preferred walk-on.
While Hazzard, from Los Angeles Loyola High School, won’t use UA’s last available scholarship for next season, he isn’t the usual walk-on practice fodder, either. The “preferred” part of the walk-on status is a signal that he was scouted and recruited by the school (as opposed to just showing up at a tryout) and could be in line for a scholarship down the road.
Hazzard was known as one of the top shooters in Southern California last season, averaging 12.3 points and making 80 of 197 3-point attempts (40.6 percent).
ESPN.com wrote that Hazzard, who visited the UA campus last week, had scholarship offers from some Division III schools.