By Jeff Goodman
Arizona point guard Jordin Mayes had surgery on his foot, but Wildcats coach Sean Miller expects him to be at full-strength for the start of practice.
The 6-foot-2 Mayes, who averaged 4.9 points as a freshman last season, first experienced pain in his foot in the NCAA tournament.
An X-Ray disclosed he had a stress fracture in his foot and he was shut down after the season with his foot in a protective boot.
Then, according to Miller, he experienced pain in the summer league game and had surgery a couple weeks ago.
"The good news is he did it in the summer," Miller said. "He’s 2 1/2-weeks into it and should be fine for when we really need him, but we’re being cautious and taking it slow."
Mayes, with the departure of Lamont Jones to Iona, will likely back-up talented freshman Josiah Turner at the point guard spot this season.