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Arizona basketball: Chance Comanche’s mom wanted him to return to school

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Did mother know best?

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Sean Miller admitted he was surprised when Chance Comanche chose to forgo his final two years of eligibility with the Arizona Wildcats to go pro, and Comanche’s mother may have been in the same boat.

She tweeted Monday that she “wanted him to return (to Arizona) as well.”

Comanche, who averaged 6.3 points and 3.6 rebounds as a sophomore, unsurprisingly went unselected in the 2017 NBA Draft, and also failed to make an NBA Summer League roster.

The big man has been spending his days at the Drew League in Los Angeles lately, still searching for a place to begin his pro career.

Comanche’s academic history may have had something to do with his decision to leave Arizona early — he was suspended prior to the start of the 2016-17 season “due to his own lack of academic responsibility” — but it seems like he simply decided he was ready to leave school behind and pursue his first pro contract.

Which evidently wasn’t his mom’s preferred option.

“However he’ll still reach the top, just the hard way!” she tweeted.