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Arizona in mix for Santa Clara transfer Trey Wertz

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Just because the Arizona Wildcats express interest in a transfer, which they have done a lot lately, it doesn’t mean the feeling is mutual.

This time it is.

Santa Clara Broncos transfer Trey Wertz listed Arizona as one of 11 schools he is considering, according to Corey Evans of The others are Butler, NC State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Xavier.

Wertz has two years of eligibility left and will likely have to sit out the 2020-21 season barring a successful waiver request and/or NCAA rule change.

The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 11.9 points, 3.9 assists, and 3.5 rebounds this season, shooting 49 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3. Attempting roughly four 3s per game, the Charlotte native would add the kind of shooting the Wildcats so desperately need, though it is way too early to know what kind of role he’d have.

Evans adds that Wertz is “respected for his shot making, playmaking, perimeter defense and intangibles.”

College basketball is currently in a recruiting dead period due to the coronavirus crisis, which means Wertz will not be able to visit Arizona, or any other school, until at least April 15.

The other transfers known to still be strongly considering Arizona are Columbia guard Mike Smith, the Ivy League’s leading scorer, and Illinois’ Alan Griffin. Utah Valley’s Isaiah White was also pondering a move to the UA, but he chose USC instead.

Below are some highlights from when Wertz dropped 31 points on Pacific on Jan. 18. He once had 18 points and nine rebounds against Stanford on 7-of-13 shooting.