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UC Irvine Transfer Max Hazzard Announces Commitment

A general view of the Arizona Wildcats basketball arena.

TUCSON, AZ - FEBRUARY 17: General view of action between the Arizona Wildcats and the Arizona State Sun Devils during the second half of the college basketball game at McKale Center on February 17, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Sun Devils 99-61. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

UC Irvine graduate transfer guard Max Hazzard is staying out West for his final collegiate season. Hazzard has committed to Arizona.

The 5-foot-10 sharpshooter announced he was choosing Arizona in a video with "Uninterrupted" this afternoon. He also considered Cal. Gonzaga, Minnesota, Pittsburgh and TCU.

Hazzard becomes the second member of his family to suit up for the Wildcats. His older brother Justin walked on at Arizona from 2012-16

"To all Arizona fans, it's time to 'Bear Down,'" Hazzard said in his announcement video.

This past season, Hazzard averaged 12.5 points per game and shot 38.7 percent from three-point range. He scored 23 points against Cal State Fullerton in the Big West Conference title game and then poured in 19 in UCI's NCAA Tournament first-round upset win over No. 4 seed Kansas State.

Arizona missed the NCAA Tournament in 2019, but the Wildcats won't be on the sidelines in March long. They are reloading for 2019-20 with one of the best recruiting classes in the country.

Arizona's 2019 haul is ranked second behind only Duke. It includes five-star point guard Nico Mannion and five-star small forward Josh Green.