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    Former Arizona center A.J. Bramlett goes for a layup during a pickup game at McKale Center.
    Former Arizona center A.J. Bramlett goes for a layup during a pickup game at McKale Center.

    Kerr expected in TSPL All-Star game

    The Tucson Summer Pro League is hosting an All-Star game Sunday at 5 p.m. at St. Gregory’s Preparatory with former Arizona stars expected to be in attendance.

    This list of confirmed players includes ex-Wildcats guard Steve Kerr, center A.J. Bramlett, guard and current assistant coach Josh Pastner, forward Joseph Blair, guard Kelvin Eafon and forward and league director Corey Williams. Former Wildcats and current NBA players guard Gilbert Arenas and forwards Richard Jefferson and Luke Walton have been invited but have not responded yet.

    Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at Desert Toyota. Proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

    Kuehl wins NACAC discus event

    Arizona redshirt junior thrower Adam Kuehl won the discus title in record fashion at the North American, Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Under 23 Championships in the Dominican Republic last weekend.

    His throw of 59.04m broke the NACAC record of 58.57m and easily bested the next-best throw of the day (53.36 m).

    Kuehl finished second in the discus at the NCAA Championships in June.

    Cason named Rivals preseason All-American

    Arizona junior cornerback Antoine Cason earned second-team preseason All-American honors from

    Cason made 50 tackles, including 38 of the solo variety, on his way to being named second-team All-Pacific 10 Conference last season.

    Street and Smith’s magazine named Cason and sophomore wide receiver Mike Thomas honorable mention preseason All-Americans and gave Cason and redshirt senior kicker Nick Folk preseason All-Pac-10 honors.

    Fall practice is scheduled to start August 3.

    Champion joins the Heat

    Fresh off a national championship, former Arizona left fielder Autumn Champion stayed in town by signing a contract with the Arizona Heat at the end of June.

    Champion has hit .370 with seven steals and four RBIs in her first two series the past two weekends.

    She joins her senior teammate from last year’s Wildcats squad, Leslie Wolfe, who has gone 4-3 with a 1.78 ERA in seven games after making just six appearances all season for the Wildcats.

    The Heat feature five other former Wildcats on their 17-player squad: catcher Jackie Coburn, first baseman Crystal Farley, third basemen Jen Martinez and Toni Mascarenas and shortstop Shelly Schultz.

    Three Arizona baseball players sign pro contracts

    A trio of Wildcats have signed professional baseball contracts, including a top recruit.

    Outfield recruit Drew Rundle turned down Arizona baseball coach Andy Lopez and company by signing a $500,000 contract with the Chicago Cubs after being picked in the 14th round.

    Junior shortstop Jason Donald signed a $400,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies as their third-round pick, and senior second baseman Brad Boyer also latched on with the San Francisco Giants, who picked him in the 13th round.

    Junior closer Mark Melancon (9th round, New York Yankees) and junior starter Brad Mills (22nd, Toronto Blue Jays) remain unsigned, as well as pitching recruit Taylor Lewis (28th, Los Angeles Dodgers).

    – Compiled from staff
    and wire reports

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