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Sonoran Hot Reads: Derrick Williams officially signs with Miami Heat

Just adding to a summer full of pay days for former Arizona players

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

After agreeing to a deal a couple of days ago, the Miami Heat officially signed former Arizona forward Derrick Williams on Monday. Williams signed for one year and $5 million, making the total for former Wildcats this offseason jump up to about $89M

- Brandon Ashley is averaging 9.3 points per game in the Las Vegas Summer League, the most of any former Arizona player

- Kadeem Allen and Chance Comanche went to the Melbourne Zoo during their Australia trip

- McKale Center has two Pokestops, in case you need some more Pokeballs or an egg or something. Or maybe you should go to the Desert Museum for these things


- With Pokemon in the news, it’s a good time to remember that Arizona is the Pidgeot of the college football world

- Darrian McNeal was visiting Tucson, and then decided to give his verbal commitment

- Will Ryan Nelson join him as part of this class eventually?

- In our first roundtable of the year, we discussed what kind of impact the new defensive coaching staff will have immediately


- Mark Melancon was apparently the best-dressed player at Monday’s All-Star festivities

- Michael Lopez, son of Andy, landed a job on the coaching staff at Howard JC

Tucson news

- Make sure to visit all of our second round Tucson Restaurant Tournament voting pages and cast your votes to get your favorite place through to the Sweet Sixteen

- A new fitness center is coming to a south side K-8 school

- This is a neat story about a visually impaired Veteran that received a tandem bike to get around town