Mar 27, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller addresses the media in a press conference after practice the day before the semifinals of the West regional of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Wildcats' Zach Peters cleared to practice


After being cleared to return with the team on Tuesday, Arizona Wildcats forward Zach Peters practiced with the team on Wednesday. From ESPN,

The 6-foot-10, 240-pound Peters was cleared by the NCAA on Sept. 26 but needed to be cleared by the school after suffering multiple concussions while at Kansas a year ago. Sources told ESPN that Peters was cleared by medical personnel earlier this week.

Peters will give Arizona depth along a loaded frontcourt that already features 7-foot sophomores Kaleb Tarczewsk and Brandon Ashley as well as freshman Aaron Gordon.

With Arizona losing skilled forward Grant Jerrett early to the NBA, the team’s primary weakness entering the season is perimeter shooting. Peters is capable of filling a similar role as Jerrett with his size and ability to shoot from the perimeter.

Peters, a Texas native who enrolled at Kansas a year ago, transferred in November prior to playing a game with the Jayhawks.

Having Peters back on the court for the Wildcats will be very beneficial for the team. With the start of the college basketball season quickly approaching, the last thing any team wants to deal with is a prolonged injury with one of their big men.

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