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Tuesday / October 19.
  • Lyons Visits Kentucky, Arizona Up Next

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    Xavier point guard Mark Lyons visited Kentucky Monday and heads to Arizona Friday, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

    “Just get a feel for the place, see how it looks and the environment,” Lyons told the Daily Star of his goals for this weekend at Arizona. Playing point guard “is a big factor because I want to play more point than I did in my past.”

    Lyons, who will finish Xavier’s spring semester on Friday and be eligible to play immediately next year, also plans a visit to Kansas, but no date has been set.

    Arizona head coach Sean Miller recruited Lyons to Xavier, but Lyons told SNY.tv that the Wildcats wouldn’t necessarily hold an advantage as a result.

    Lyons is also close with Arizona wing Kevin Parrom of New York, having co-hosted Parrom on his visit to Xavier in 2008, the Daily Star reported. Parrom initially committed to Xavier before switching with Miller in the spring of 2009.

    “We’ve been cool,” Lyons said of Parrom. “We talked even before I decided to transfer. … He definitely joked about it but he doesn’t want to put pressure on me to do something.”



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.