April Phillips will return to Arizona after spending two seasons at California and was an assistant coach on the 2018-19 Arizona team that won the WNIT. Grant has been an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at USC for the past two seasons.
"It’s not for four years, but it’s for a lifetime,” said Bonvicini. “It’s all about relationships and that’s what Adia is. She’s the kind of coach that student-athletes and their parents should be proud to send them to Arizona.”
Temperatures may be heating up in Tucson but the Wildcat fever is even hotter on campus after Friday night’s win against UConn. It is the first time the U of A women’s basketball team made it to the NCAA Final Four, and they won as the underdog team with a final score of 69 to 59.
McDonald led the Pac-12 in steals per game averaging 2.7 per game for the third season in a row. In each of her last seven games, McDonald has had at least three steals and had a season-high six at Arizona State in the last game of the regular season.
According to a news release, Brown is a red-shirt sophomore who came off the bench in 14 of the Wildcats’ 20 Conference contests. He put up 8.8 points on 51.5 percent shooting and 4.7 rebounds in just 18.8 minutes per league game.
“As I’ve said before, as long as Diana wants to play in the WNBA, we want her in a Mercury uniform. She is the heart of our franchise, the first face on our Mount Rushmore, the best winner and competitor in the women’s game,” Pitman said.
In a press release, the team announced they will take on the University of Idaho Vandals on Wednesday, Dec. 23. The Wildcats have only played the Vandals one other time in school history back in March 2019.