Arizona guard Brandon Williams to miss season after surgery

Arizona sophomore guard Brandon Williams will miss the basketball season after undergoing surgery on his right knee

Wildcats coach Sean Miller said Wednesday that news of Williams' season-ending surgery "is beyond disheartening."

Williams has had issues with the knee since high school, missing his junior season after having surgery to correct a congenital condition.

The same knee flared up a few times last season when Williams missed six games.

He still was a Pac-12 All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention, averaging 11.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 26 games, including 21 starts.

In a statement, Williams said he's "overcome obstacles before in my life and will work with our strength and medical staffs to overcome this one."