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UA freshman Andre Iguodala shoots over Notre Dames Curtis Quinn during yesterdays Sweet 16 matchup in Anaheim, Calif.
UA freshman Andre Iguodala shoots over Notre Dame’s Curtis Quinn during yesterday’s Sweet 16 matchup in Anaheim, Calif.

Former Wildcat officially on Team USA

 

Former Arizona basketball player Andre Iguodala made the official roster for the U.S. men’s team that will compete in the FIBA World Championships, announced Tuesday.

The Philadelphia 76er made the 12-man team after Boston Celtic guard Rajon Rondo pulled out after earning a DNP (Did Not Play) in a Sunday exhibition against Spain, giving the coaching staff no need to reduce the roster.

Iguodala, a 6-foot-6, 207-pound wing has been a regular starter in the team’s exhibition games as it gears up for competition in Turkey. The NBA veteran, heading into his seventh season in the NBA, has averaged 4.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.3 steals in the four games.

In two seasons at Arizona, the Springfield, Ill., Iguodala averaged 9.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists before being drafted ninth overall in the 2004 NBA Draft.

 

Shakur signs with Hornets

The New Orleans Hornets signed former Wildcat point guard Mustafa Shakur to a contract Monday, following the team’s trade of its backup point guard, Darren Collison, according to The Times-Picayune of New Orleans.

That left no substitute for All-Star Chris Paul, prompting the Hornets to make the Shakur deal for insurance, said the paper.

The contract is for one year and is semi-guaranteed.

At Arizona, the four-year starter had his best year as a senior, averaging 11.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game.

Shakur spent time in Europe after his senior year in college before being drafted to the NBA Developmental League. He was a NBDL All-Star last season, averaging 19.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.9 assists.

 

Miller announces staff additions

Arizona head coach Sean Miller announced the hiring of his assistant director of basketball operations and the graduate manager’s position.

Jeff Feld, a UA journalism graduate, will serve as the assistant director of basketball operations after serving as the team’s video coordinator last year.

Danny Peters, a 2010 Ohio State graduate who was a walk-on for the Buckeyes, will help out the staff during workouts and also be responsible for some video work.

 

— Kevin Zimmerman

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