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Duquesne transfer TJ McConnell cuts it down to Arizona, Virginia

Duquesne transfer T.J. McConnell will choose between the Arizona Wildcats and Virginia Cavaliers, his father Tim told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday.

After visiting Virginia, he'll head to Tucson next Thursday to compare programs. Tim McConnell confirmed to the Post-Gazette that the relationship with Arizona head coach Sean Miller does play a large part in the Wildcats being a landing spot for the 6-foot-1 point guard.

"It has a lot to do with it. We've known the Miller's for a long time," said Tim McConnell. "My son really enjoyed his visit to Virginia too and really liked the coach there. It's going to come down to where he fits in best."

A number of schools -- a dozen, according to the article -- came after McConnell, who left Duquesne right before the firing of head coach Ron Everhart. Tim McConnell said his son wanted to play at a higher level of ball after winning the Freshman of the Year award in the A-10 before averaging 11.4 points and 5.5 assists per game this past season, his sophomore year.

[Here's how McConnell might fit into the Arizona Wildcats' roster should he decide Tucson is the place to be]