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Chol leaving Arizona; Williams-Goss pens a thank you note

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on May 2, 2013 at 1:08 am with No Comments »
May 2, 2013 1:08 am

It’s not much of a surprise, but big man and former UW target Angelo Chol is transferring from Arizona.

Chol’s wingspan was touted and Rivals rated him a four-star prospect. He played just 8.5 minutes per game last season for the Wildcats, down from 12.1 his freshman year. Chol finishes his two years at Arizona with 155 total points and having more turnovers than blocks.

“After much consideration and several conversations with both Coach Miller and my family, I have decided to transfer to another university,” Chol said in a press release. “I believe this change will put me in a better situation to earn more playing time and a starting role elsewhere. I have enjoyed my time in Tucson and want to thank my teammates, coaching staff and the fans for their support.”

“I wish Angelo much success in his future,” Arizona head coach Sean Miller said in the same press release. “I believe that Angelo’s best days as a basketball player are ahead of him. He did a tremendous job in his two years in our program both on the court and in the classroom. He is one of the finest people and nicest kids that I have ever coached.”

Chol averaged 2.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in 63 career appearances (no starts) over the last two seasons.  He shot 51.7 percent from the field (61-of-118) and 66.0 percent (31-of-47) from the free throw line.

Chol had no spot with the signing of Aaron Gordon, plus Brandon Ashley and Kaleb Tarczewski available in the post.

> In other news, incoming Washington point guard Nigel Williams-Goss followed his mom’s advice and penned a thank you letter to the Las Vegas community in the Las Vegas Sun. It was an interesting idea for Williams-Goss and speaks to the character often cited by those who have met him. You can read his letter here. Williams-Goss is also all the way up to 19th in the latest ESPN 100 for incoming freshman.

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