Dec 3, 2013; Tucson, AZ, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders forward Alex Foster (34) and Arizona Wildcats forward Zach Peters (33) battle for positioning during a free throw attempt during the second half at McKale Center. Arizona defeated Texas Tech 79-58. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Peters retires, ends basketball career at Arizona

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Yesterday Zach Peters announced that he will be ending his basketball career with the Arizona Wildcats due to medical issues that stem back from his senior year of high school. As a 3-star recruit with an 89/100 overall rating coming out of Plano, Texas, Peters decided to take his talents to the University of Kansas. However Peters never had the opportunity to suit up at Kansas due to multiple concussions and shoulder injuries, which ultimately forced him to leave the program.

This led him to Arizona, where he appealed NCAA ruling to allow him to play immediately after the transfer due to his medical circumstances. He fought off many injuries at Arizona as well, only finding himself on the court for a total of 31 minutes this season. It was unsure as to what we should have expected from Peters during the season not only because of his injuries, but because of the depth the Wildcats held in the front court.

While still on scholarship as a student, Peters is freed from his basketball scholarship, giving Sean Miller another available scholarship for a transfer or recruit going forward. Perfect timing for former Boston College forward Ryan Anderson, who is set to visit Arizona this week. The 6-8 junior from California averaged 14 points and 7 rebounds at Boston College and will hold one year of eligibility after he sits out a year. Anderson is also considering Iowa State and Indiana.

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