Arizona Wildcats guard Pelle Larsson has a broken bone in his foot and his timetable for return is still being determined, according to a UA spokesman. Larsson was on crutches and wearing a boot at Saturday’s Red-Blue volleyball scrimmage.
When healthy, the Utah transfer is expected to be a major part of Arizona’s guard rotation. The 6-foot-5 Swede was one of the top freshman in the Pac-12 last season, starting 18 of 25 games for the Utes, while averaging 8.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 26.6 minutes. He shot 47 percent from the field, 46 percent from 3 and 88 percent from the free throw line.
“Pelle had a really good freshman year at Utah and has a high basketball IQ and a tremendous body and it’s a real, real high potential,” head coach Tommy Lloyd said in July. “And the last month’s been great working with him and watching him grow. I think he’s a guy that can play in any program in the country.”
Larsson said earlier this offseason that he can “bring a little bit of everything” to Arizona.
“Obviously shooting, I showed that last year,” he said. “Defending, I’ve defended some of the best players in the Pac-12. Just coming off screens. I also played some point last year, making plays for others. So, just being a great teammate and getting guys involved, I would say that would be my strength.”
Arizona unofficially opens the 2021-22 season on Oct. 2 with the annual Red-Blue scrimmage. The regular-season opener is Nov. 9 vs. NAU.