U of A coaches will be hard at work all summer recruiting the top players to come to Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

A Look at Arizona Wildcats Summer Recruiting


This week provided some shocking news about Grant Jerrett leaving the program early and his buddy Eric Cooper de committing from the University of Arizona. It leaves fans kind of confused of the recent turn of events. Meanwhile, Sean Miller and Co. are going about business as usual. Supporting Grant respcetfullly, but at the same time they don’t have time to sit around and reminisce about the situation. This is the biggest recruiting time of the year and Sean Miller always puts in hard work to get the best kids to Arizona as seen thus far. Let’s look at a few events and names to be aware of during the AAU circuit this summer.

There are so many good events and tournaments during the summer it is hard to catch them all, but the U of A coaches find a way to every year. Sean, Book, Pasternack, and Reynolds will be flying from state to state to watch the nation’s top talent as much as possible. A few events to pay attention to this summer include;  Boo Williams Invitational, Summer Jam Hoops Festival, Peach Jam, and Cream Of The Crop amongst others. There are so many events constantly going on throughout the summer it is hard to keep track of them all, but Zona Zealots will keep you in the loop. Here’s a look at two Arizona recruits to keep on close watch.

2014 Players:

Emmanuel Mudaiy 6′-4″ 190 LBS PG

From Arlington, Texas  Emmanuel Mudaiy is more of a combo guard and can really do anything on the floor. He is listed at 6′-4″, he gets to the rim in a flash and can finish with either hand at ease. He has great court vision at the PG position, but really shows his versatility by creating plays for himself. He tends to dribble himself into trouble at times, which would make him more viable at the combo guard position for the Cats. Not to mention commit Parker-Jackson Cartwright is already a true PG in the same class. Look for Miller to pitch the combo guard look to Mundaiy and try to sway him into Tucson before summer’s end.

Jahlil Okafor 6′-10″ 270 LBS C

From Chicago, Illinois  Jahlil Okafor is a beast down low and is easily seen as one of  if not the top big men in the nation. His soft hands and great feet are hard to find for a 6′-10″ 270 pounder, so no wonder Arizona has been recruiting this young man hard the past couple of years. He has a nice jumper inside 15 feet and will look to develop that mid range game further this upcoming summer. Arizona coaches will be watching Jahlil hard this summer at most of his events in hopes of a commit from the big guy.

Wildcat fans will want to keep an eye on these two top priority recruits for the Cats this summer. Stayed tuned in to Zona Zealots for other Arizona recruits to beware of this summer as well as some young players who emerge into Arizona’s radar.

 

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