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University of Arizona to honor Lute Olson with statue

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The University of Arizona has announced the school will honor former Wildcat basketball coach and Hall of Famer Lute Olson with a statue of his likeness on campus.

According to the University the statue will cost $300,000 and construction will be completed in March of 2018. The statue will be located on the Eddie Lynch Athletics Pavilion Plaza.

In the release, athletic director Dave Heeke said "We're thrilled to recognize Coach Olson, not just for what he accomplished on the basketball court, but for what he means to Arizona and our community."

Olson led the Wildcat basketball team for 24 years, reached four Final Fours and won a National Championship in 1997.

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