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Arizona interested in UNC Asheville transfer MaCio Teague

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Will another UNC Asheville transfer come to Tucson?

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The Arizona Wildcats already have one UNC Asheville transfer on their roster. What’s one more?

Arizona is one of several schools that have contacted UNC Asheville transfer MaCio Teague, according to Brian Snow of 247Sports.

The 6-foot-3 sophomore was the Bulldogs’ leading scorer this season, averaging 16.7 points per game. The Cincinnati native shot 41.8 percent from the field, 42.5 percent from 3, and 86.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Teague also posted 4.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. Understandably, he has been receiving plenty of interest from schools across the country.

Aside from Arizona, Teague has heard from UCLA, Louisville, Virginia, and Oregon among many others, per Snow.

The Wildcats added Dylan Smith from UNC Asheville two seasons ago, and he too was the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at the time.

But Teague scores with way better efficiency. Smith’s true-shooting percentage at Asheville was 47.7. Teague’s was 60.7.

Teague was the Big South Freshman of the Year in 2016-17. He played point guard 91 percent of the time in his sophomore season, per KenPom.

Teague will have to sit out a season before having two years of eligibility at his new school.


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