With Zaire Williams heading to Stanford, now where does Arizona Basketball turn their focus to in the world of recruiting?
Recruiting is a funny thing, and if I were a head coach, I don’t think I would be a big fan of the process either. Nonetheless, for Arizona Basketball, recruiting is going to be vital as they look to round out the 2020 class.
In case you didn’t notice, Top 10 recruit and five-star wing Zaire Williams committed yesterday, but it was not to the Wildcats. Instead, it was to conference rival, Stanford Cardinal.
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To make matters worse, one of Arizona’s other targets, San Francisco graduate transfer Charles Minlend had also committed to Louisville, a team that wasn’t even in his final seven schools.
Johnny Juzang (Kentucky) is on his way to UCLA, Trey Wertz (Santa Clara) is heading to Notre Dame, Mike Smith (Columbia) is going to Michigan, Nate Johnson (Gardner Webb) is committed to Xavier, and Amauri Hardy (UNLV) is going to Oregon.
So with all the recruiting losses, where do the Wildcats go from here?
Well, Matt Haarms is still in play for the Wildcats, although he is going to have his choice of schools. However, outside of that, things are looking for bleak for the Wildcats at this point.
I’m sure there are plenty of players in the transfer portal we don’t know about, or haven’t yet announced, but hopefully Sean Miller and the Wildcats have a plan.
Either way, we just want to see how this all plays out!
At Zona Zealots, we’re hoping the Wildcats can finish out the class strong and put together a competitive roster for 2020-21! As always, Bear Down, Arizona!