Lyons headed to Arizona

Mark Lyons has made a decision on his future. Read on to see how he fits in at Arizona, what he has said about his role, and more.

When Xavier guard Mark Lyons announced his transfer, it was inevitable that Arizona would be the favorite and after an official visit from Lyons this past weekend, Lyons is now a Wildcat.

Lyons averaged 15 points last season and while he is more of a combo guard, he will be expected to play some point. In fact, the ability to play point guard is something that Lyons told us would play a large role in his decision.

"Regardless of what the next decision is, I want to play point guard," said Lyons. "I was recruited to play point guard at Xavier, so that's what I want to continue to do."

Sources say it did not take long for Lyons to make the decision to come to Arizona, as the Wildcats led going into the visit and the fact that he is comfortable with Sean Miller and Book Richardson helped ease that decision along.

In fact, Lyons has said in the past that there is one player he already has a good relationship with as well.

"Kevin Parrom is my man," said Lyons. "He told me they needed a point guard. I told him that if I graduated then it would be nothing for me to come do that if I chose Arizona. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't very interested in Arizona."

Now that interest has turned into much more, as Lyons will step into the starting lineup right away and help Arizona add the major scorer that it needed last season.


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