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Former Xavier player to visit UK

Former Xavier guard Mark Lyons will visit Kentucky, that according to the Kansas City Star.

After getting his release from Xavier earlier this week, Lyons, a redshirt junior, is considering a transfer to three schools, including UK.

Lyons averaged 15.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists last season at Xavier, which finished 23-13 and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 before losing to Baylor. He was also suspended two games for his role in Xavier’s brawl with Cincinnati in December. If he finishes his degree this spring, he could enroll in a graduate program at his new school and be eligible immediately.

In addition to Kentucky, Lyons is schedule to visit Arizona and Kansas.

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