T.J. McConnell Chooses Arizona

According to multiple reports, former Duquesne guard T.J. McConnell has selected Arizona over Virginia.

Former Duquesne star T.J. McConnell has found his new home -- Arizona.

According to multiple reports, the highly regarded point guard chose the Wildcats over an offer from Virginia.

McConnell was the third Duquesne player to be named A-10 Rookie of the Year, and stood out again as a sophomore, ranking near the top of the league in a number of categories.

At the time of his transfer, his father, Tim, disclosed that he would like to see an increase in competition.

"He committed early (during his sophomore year at Chartiers Valley) and he is having a good career and he said to me he would really like to play at a bigger program and would like a bigger challenge," McConnell told the Pittsburgh Tribune. "That's what he wants to do and I want to support my son."

After a weekend visit out to Tucson, he came home to Pittsburgh and made his decision final today.

McConnell will have to sit out the 2012-13 season, but will have two years of eligibility left starting in 2013-14.


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