Arizona is still not sure they when they will be getting Jordin Mayes back, but are optimistic they will get the sophomore guard back in the line-up before the end of the season. Miller gave Wildcat fans an update during his weekly radio show that runs in Tucson on 1290 KCUB.
“I’m confident he will return to our team this year,” Miller told host Brian Jeffries.
The Wildcats are still hoping to get the back-up point guard back for this weekend’s games, but there are no guarantees.
“He might not play on Thursday, maybe he plays some on Saturday,” Miller explained. “That will completely depend on Jordin and what he’s telling us about his improvement.”
Mayes is nursing an injured foot that has reduced the Wildcat rotation to just seven. Miller indicated after this weekend’s loss to Washington that the team wore down at the end.
Although getting Mayes back would be a huge boost, the Wildcats are trying to be careful. Mayes reported being pain free after a workout on Monday, but has not resumed full practice work. The team did not practice or watch film on Monday.
“The one thing we don’t want to do is put Jordin at more risk than we need to,” Miller added. “Although he can play this weekend, what’s best for him, I don’t know.”
Miller said if Mayes does not play this weekend he is optimistic that Mayes will play next weekend against ASU and would be available for the Pac-12 Tournament.