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Arizona basketball: Wildcats add walk-on guard Kory Jones to their roster

Jones is a 6-foot-3 freshman from Virginia

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The Arizona Wildcats have added walk-on Kory Jones to their roster, it was announced Wednesday.

Jones, a 6-foot-3 freshman guard from Herndon, Virginia, will wear No. 52 with the Wildcats.

Here is what Jones’ bio on ArizonaWildcats.com says:

Joined the Arizona program in November as a freshman walk-on… Played prep basketball at Westfield HS in Chantilly, Va… Helped guide the Westfield Bulldogs to the 2016 Virginia 6A state championship, which was played at VCU’s home arena, the Stuart C. Siegel Center, in Richmond… Tallied ten games of ten or more points in ten games as a senior… Career high of 22 points versus Yorktown HS (12/11/2015)… Was a part of Westfield’s 2015 run to the Virginia 6A state title game, which saw the Bulldogs fall to Colonial Forge.

Head coach Sean Miller mentioned the UA’s need for another walk-on earlier in November when Dylan Smith suffered a concussion in practice, leaving the Wildcats short of yet another player.

Of course, Arizona is already without Ray Smith and Talbott Denny, who suffered knee injuries this season (and Allonzo Trier for unspecified reasons, though he is able to practice), so Jones will serve as a much-needed practice body and could ultimately play if Arizona’s depth issues continue.

Jones joins a walk-on group of Paulo Cruz, Jake DesJardins, and Tyler Trillo.

Here are Jones’ highlights from his senior season at Westfield High School in Chantilly, Virginia:


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