Peters declared eligible

TUCSON, AZ The Arizona men's basketball program was informed by the NCAA on Thursday that Zach Peters' waiver request was approved, making him eligible to compete for the Wildcats in 2013-14. Peters will retain four years of eligibility.

"Today's news from the NCAA is very exciting for Zach and his family, as well as our basketball program," Arizona head coach Sean Miller said. "There was a lot of effort and cooperation that went into this waiver process. We'd like to thank the NCAA, the University of Kansas and many members of the Arizona Athletics family for their tireless efforts to make this a reality.

"To this point, Zach has participated with us and we're still in the process of him returning to full competition and contact. Zach has made tremendous progress in his time at Arizona, and we're optimistic that with continued improvement, that time will come in the near future."

A four-time all-state selection at Prestonwood Christian Academy, Peters led the school to two state championships and a pair of state runner-up finishes from 2009-12. He originally enrolled at Kansas for the 2012-13 season, but announced his intention to transfer in November.

"I've tried to remain patient throughout this process, and today's news is definitely a relief," Peters said. "I've been making strides physically with the goal of getting back to full competition, and, right now, it's about honoring that process. I'm excited to keep improving and it's great to be able to put my focus on the season ahead."

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