Former 5-star prospect to transfer from Arizona

Posted at 12:18 PM, Mar 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-28 15:18:42-04

Arizona freshman guard Justin Simon is transferring after playing sparingly his lone season in the desert.

An athletic 6-foot-5 guard, Simon played in 24 games for the Wildcats, averaging 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds.

Simon was a 5-star prospect out of high school and chose Arizona over Kansas, Louisville, UCLA and a dozen other schools.

He was part of a heralded recruiting class by coach Sean Miller, but only Allonzo Trier saw significant minutes among the freshmen.

Freshman forward Ray Smith did not play last season after tearing his right ACL.