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Arizona interested in Cornell grad transfer Stone Gettings

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The 6-foot-9 forward would be a nice addition to UA’s frontcourt

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The Arizona Wildcats are one of several teams that have inquired about Cornell grad transfer Stone Gettings, according to his AAU coach Ryan Silver.

The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 16.7 points and 6.6 rebounds for the Big Red this season, shooting 49 percent from the field, 37 percent from 3, and 83 percent from the free-throw line.

Gettings has one year of eligibility left, but it sounds like he plans to redshirt in 2018-19 since he’s on track to graduate in December.

“[It will] save myself a ton of money and [I will] have another year to play somewhere else,” Gettings told the Cornell Daily Sun.

The Malibu, California native was second-team All-Ivy League in 2017-18, and had three 30-point outings and 11 20-point games with five double-doubles.

Gettings was one of only two players to rank in the top 10 in the Ivy League in points (sixth), rebounds (third) and assists (ninth), as well as sitting in the top 10 in field goal percentage (10th), free-throw percentage (sixth) and defensive rebounds (third).

Auburn, Cal, Ole Miss, UCSB, Washington, Washington State, Texas Tech, Hawaii, and Stanford have also expressed interest in Gettings, per Silver.

Arizona, which has two scholarships available, still needs frontcourt depth, so it’s no surprise to see Gettings on its radar.

Gettings started in 48 of 52 games in his last two seasons at Cornell.

Cornell was 326th (of 351) in defensive efficiency this past season, allowing 110.7 points per 100 possessions. But that number dropped to 108.9 when Gettings was on the court.


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