General: Immediately becomes one of the most experienced Wildcats ... A 1,000-point scorer who has appeared in 98 games ... Enjoyed a tremendous amount of success at Xavier, winning two regular-season conference championships and making three NCAA Tournament appearances ... He is the first player to graduate from a four-year school and transfer into the program, and has one season of eligibility remaining.
2012 Summer of Thunder Tour of the Bahamas: Tied for the team lead by averaging 18.5 ppg ... Twelve of his 18 field goal attempts were from behind the arc, and he knocked down 66.7 percent of those attempts, while shooting .684 (13-of-19) from the field overall ... Passed out six assists against just one turnover in 40 total minutes of action to go with four steals ... Posted 19 points and three steals on 8/13 vs. the Bahamas All-Stars.
Prior to Arizona: Attended Xavier University ... Averaged 15.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game as a junior, helping the Musketeers to a 23-13 record and a berth in the NCAA South Regional semifinal ... Connected on 42.5 percent (176-of-414) of his field goal attempts, including 39.2 percent (58-of-148) from three-point range, and knocked down 76.1 percent of his free throws (102-of-134) in earning third-team all-Atlantic 10 Conference honors ... His 58 treys led XU in 2011-12, while Lyons ranked second on the team in scoring, assists and steals ... As a sophomore in 2010-11, Lyons was a third-team all-Atlantic 10 pick after averaging 13.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game in 32 appearances (31 starts), connecting on 40.8 percent (144-of-353) of his field goal attempts and 33.6 percent (47-of-140) of attempts from behind the arc ... XU posted a 24-8 record, won the Atlantic 10 regular-season championship and advanced to the 2011 NCAA Tournament ... A sociology major who earned his degree this summer, Lyons tallied 1,194 points during his three-year career, a figure that ranks 28th in XU's record books ... Saw action in 98 career games (66 starts), helping the Musketeers to a 73-29 (.716) record in that span, including two A-10 regular-season championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances ... Averaged 6.0 points and 2.6 assists in seven career NCAA Tournament appearances.
High School: Attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., in 2007-08.
Mark Lyons' Career Highs
Points 27, vs. Saint Louis, 1/25/2012
Rebounds 10, vs. Southern Illinois, 12/25/2011
FG 10, at St. Joseph's, 2/16/2011
FGA 19, vs. Southern Illinois, 12/25/2011
3PT 6, vs. Albany, 12/28/2010
3ATT 9, twice, last, at Massachusetts, 2/21/2012
FT 10, at Miami, Ohio, 12/1/2010
FTA 11, at Miami, Ohio, 12/1/2010
AST 10, vs. Western Michigan, 11/12/2010
STL 4, three times, last, vs. Gonzaga, 12/31/2011
BLK 3, twice, last, vs. Charlotte, 3/3/2012
MIN 49, vs. Wofford, 11/27/2010