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Arizona to host South Dakota transfer Stanley Umude

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The 6-foot-6 wing was a First Team All-Summit League selection

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Even after landing UC Irvine guard Max Hazzard, the Arizona Wildcats are still scouring the transfer market.

Stadium’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that the Wildcats are hosting South Dakota transfer Stanley Umude on Monday, May 6.

The 6-foot-6 sophomore averaged 14.4 points and 5.5 rebounds at South Dakota this past season. Umude was a First-Team All-Summit League selection and had the top freshman to sophomore year point-per-game increase in the nation at 13.3 points per game.

Umude also had the best defensive rating (101.8) and defensive box plus/minus (1.2) on South Dakota, and ranked second in the Summit League in blocks (37).

Umude scored in double figures in 19 games, including eight 20+ point outings. The San Antonio native shot 49 percent from the field, 35 percent from 3 and 70 percent from the free throw line.

“Very good athlete, bouncy, slasher, strong handle, good mid-range game and can make 3s,” a scout told Goodman. “Has the tools and athleticism to play at a very high level.”

Umude would have to sit out a year before having two years of eligibility at Arizona. He has also drawn interest from Buffalo, Cal, Texas, Seton Hall, Kansas, Washington State, Arkansas and Kansas State among others, per Goodman.

Arizona would have to clear a scholarship to add Umude, as it is currently at the 13 limit (and that already assumes Brandon Randolph is not returning).