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7′-0″ center DeAndre Ayton, the No. 1 prospect in the 2017 class, made a surprise college announcement on Tuesday on ESPN. The supremely talented native of the Bahamas made his intention to attend Arizona, over Kentucky and Kansas, known. Ayton was widely considered a lean to Kansas, and Kentucky had plenty of buzz as Ayton’s announcement …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 7, 2016, 12:16 am
The nation’s top point guard prospect, Trevon Duval, hasn’t decided yet which high school he’ll complete at this season, but he has made progress on his recruitment. On Monday, Duval released a list of ten finalists to land him for what is likely to be his only college season. Duval named UCLA, Seton Hall, and Maryland, along …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 30, 2016, 3:00 am
6′-7″ forward Troy Baxter was considered a borderline top-100 prospect in the 2016 class, and a very promising athlete when he signed with South Florida. Now, Baxter is no longer matriculating to South Florida, according to a Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Daniels reported that Baxter has turned an eye directly towards the West Coast, and is down …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 29, 2016, 2:25 am
6′-3″ guard Alex Barcello of Corona Del Sol (AZ) won’t be going far for college, as the talented lead guard announced his pledge to Arizona on Friday. Barcello is a top 100 prospect in the 2017 class, and Arizona’s first recruit for the 2017 cycle. In early August, Barcello narrowed his list to Butler, Indiana, Stanford and …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 27, 2016, 3:52 am
As summer turns to fall, it’s hard to imagine the sneaker wars still being on-going without a respite, but the weekend’s events were a perfect illustration of the high-stakes world of elite recruits. Under Armour’s longtime Elite 24 event was once again televised on ESPNU, but like last year, Nike decided to offer an alternative …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 22, 2016, 4:01 am
Two weeks after trimming his list to eleven high-major programs, 6′-8 forward Kris Wilkes (the No. 17 prospect nationally) of North Central (IN) chopped his list even further on Sunday night. Now, only Indiana, Illinois, UCLA, Connecticut and Xavier are the schools left in the mix for Wilkes. A star forward for the UA Indy Hoosiers …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 15, 2016, 3:35 am

Scholarship Grid

Position2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsParker Jackson-Cartwright (Jr)Parker Jackson-Cartwright (Sr)Kobi Simmons (Jr)Kobi Simmons (Sr)
Kobi Simmons (Fr)Kobi Simmons (So)Alex Barcello (So)Alex Barcello (Jr)
Alex Barcello (Fr)
WingsKadeem Allen (Sr)Allonzo Trier (Jr)Allonzo Trier (Sr)Ray Smith (Sr)
Talbott Denny (Sr)Ray Smith (So)Ray Smith (Jr)Dylan Smith (Sr)
Allonzo Trier (So)Dylan Smith (So)Dylan Smith (Jr)Rawle Alkins (Sr)
Dylan Smith (Tr)Rawle Alkins (So)Rawle Alkins (Jr)
Ray Smith (Fr)
Rawle Alkins (Fr)
PostsDusan Ristic (Jr)Dusan Ristic (Sr)Chance Comanche (Sr)Lauri Markkanen (Sr)
Keanu Pinder (Jr)Keanu Pinder (Sr)Lauri Markkanen (Jr)DeAndre Ayton (Jr)
Chance Comanche (So)Chance Comanche (Jr)DeAndre Ayton (So)
Lauri Markkanen (Fr)Lauri Markkanen (So)
DeAndre Ayton (Fr)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Alex Barcello6'-3"PGCorona Del Sol (AZ)HSVerbal
DeAndre Ayton7'-0"CHillcrest Hoops (AZ)HSVerbal