Found October 01, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
PHOENIX -- In the latest twist to Arizona State-Arizona rivalry, a Sun Devil just might be taking a Wildcat's place with the Phoenix Suns this season. With big man Channing Frye expected to miss the upcoming season after being diagnosed with an enlarged heart, the Suns on Monday added former ASU standout Ike Diogu to their training camp roster. Diogu and a few other forwardcenter types will compete to help fill the void created by Frye's absence. After competing for Nigeria in the 2012 Olympics in London, Diogu sought an opportunity to practice with fellow NBA players as he awaited his next opportunity. He still keeps a part-time residence in the Valley, and he heard Suns players were working out at US Airways Center. "Just playing open gym here, I think I surprised a lot of people," Diogu said Monday at Suns media day. Surprise or not, Diogu made an impression on Suns general manager Lance Blanks, who extended an invite to training camp, which starts Tuesday i...

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