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May 2, 2014 5:15 PM by KVOA Sports

Wildcat forward Zach Peters ends career due to medical issues

TUCSON - University of Arizona basketball athlete Zach Peters has announced he will end his playing career due to medical issues, the university announced on Friday. Peters will remain on scholarship at the university, continuing his academic career. The university has filed a medical exemption.

"I want to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my basketball career," Peters said. "I especially want to thank my family, as well as the medical staff, coaching staff and my teammates at the University of Arizona for their support over the course of a trying year.

"As advised by many medical professionals, this is the best course of action to ensure myself a safe and healthy future. I'm excited to remain a student and pursue a degree at the University of Arizona."

Peters appeared in 11 games for the Wildcats during his redshirt freshman season, snagging four rebounds. Originally a recruit for the Kansas Jayhawks, Peters transfered to the Wildcats. He made his UofA debut in the home win over Long Beach State.

"You never want to see anyone's athletic career cut short by injury, especially a person of Zach's character," Arizona head coach Sean Miller said. "That being said, this is a decision made with an eye toward Zach's bright and productive future. He has nothing but our full support as he begins his next chapter."

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