Arizona guard to miss season after knee surgery

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Arizona announced on Wednesday evening that sophomore guard Brandon Williams will miss the entirety of the 2019-20 season due knee surgery.

Williams averaged 11.4 points and 3.4 assists as a freshman and was expected to start in the Wildcat backcourt alongside Nico Mannion and Josh Green, a pair of five-star guards.

“Brandon is one of the most talented guards we have recruited during my tenure as head coach at Arizona,” Sean Miller said. “A year ago, Brandon quickly became one of our team’s best players and one of the Pac-12’s most exciting freshmen. The news of Brandon’s season-ending surgery is beyond disheartening. All of us that comprise Brandon’s Arizona Basketball family, as well as our own loyal and passionate fan base, will rally around him and support him as he begins his journey to recovery.”

This is the second time in the last four years that Williams will miss an entire season.

“I want to thank my family, fans and the Arizona Basketball program for their continued support,” Williams noted. “I’ve overcome obstacles before in my life and will work with our strength and medical staffs to overcome this one. I’m dedicated to continuing my work in the classroom as a student, and I look forward to supporting my teammates and coaches as I spend this season focusing on my health.”