Arizona forward Ira Lee suspended for season opener

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Prior to Arizona’s exhibition game against Western New Mexico, it was announced that sophomore forward Ira Lee will be suspended for the team’s November 7 regular season opener against Houston Baptist.

Lee was cited on a charge of suspicion of super extreme DUI in August. At the time of the incident it was reported that Lee, who also faced a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence as a minor, had a blood-alcohol content of .215.

As a freshman Lee played just over ten minutes per game, averaging 2.4 points and 2.3 rebounds per contest. With starters Deandre Ayton and Dusan Ristic both having moved on, Lee is one of the players expected to factor heavily into Arizona’s front court plans this season.