January 17, 2007

Wise to return for USC game

Arizona will have a little more help this weekend in Los Angeles when freshman point guard Nic Wise switches from street clothes to his UA jersey. Wise was held out the past two games while dealing with an academic issue but with that now taken care of, he'll be back for the remainder of the season.

With Wise out of action for two games, starting point guard Mustafa Shakur played 78 of 80 possible minutes against the Oregon schools, partially due to the fact that he had no backup.

Shakur will have some help against USC on Thursday and his teammates and coaches are confident that Wise will be able to do the job.

"He's very important to have back," said junior Jawann McClellan. "He's a great player, he's a great passer and he pushes Staf in practice everyday."

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