/ Modified jul 14, 2022 4:58 p.m.

Heeke named to NCAA committee

The UA Athletic Director takes the place of UCLA officials

UA Basketball UA basketball player Parker Jackson-Cartwright scores during a game against Stanford, January 2017.

The Pac-12 appointed University of Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke to the Division I men's basketball committee on Thursday.

Heeke takes the place of UCLA's athletic director following the Bruins' decision to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten in 2024.

Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Charles McClelland will become the first representative from a historically Black college, university or league to chair the Division I men’s basketball committee when he takes over next year.

The NCAA says McClelland will be vice chair this season under Bradley athletic director Chris Reynold before taking on the role himself for the 2023-24 basketball season.

The committee’s biggest responsibility is to select the field for the NCAA Tournament each March.

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