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UA basketball: Final thoughts from Las Vegas and other notes

UA basketball: Final thoughts from Las Vegas and other notes

News, notes and thoughts after the July evaluation season winds up.

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Recruiting season marks last chance for Sahuaro's Molina

Recruiting season marks last chance for Sahuaro's Molina

High school senior "just trying to get a scholarship” this summer.  

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Recruit: UA basketball 2015 class 'could be No. 1'

Recruit: UA basketball 2015 class 'could be No. 1'

Guard Simon, forward Smith await '5-star guys' at point guard, center.

July 27, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Seen and heard in Vegas: UA target hurts foot

Seen and heard in Vegas: UA target hurts foot

Guard Isaiah Briscoe, a UA target from class of 2015, hurt his foot.

July 26, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…

UA commit views torn ACL as a blessing

Seventeen-year-old won't ask "Why me?" He says, "Why not me?"

July 26, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
UA target Briscoe upbeat despite draining day in Las Vegas

UA target Briscoe upbeat despite draining day in Las Vegas

Isaiah Briscoe played three games in 12 hours -- and had no complaints... Plus other notes from Las Vegas...

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High school hoops: Seen and heard in Las Vegas

News about the local basketball scene.

July 25, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…
There's no rest for Cienega's two-way star

There's no rest for Cienega's two-way star

Tucson's Terence Johnson looks to play football, basketball in college.

July 25, 2014 7:45 pm Video Photos

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San Diego's Ayton attracting Wildcats -- and everyone else

San Diego's Ayton attracting Wildcats -- and everyone else

DeAndre Ayton's coach is mentor and former coach of ex-Cat Angelo Chol.

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Growth spurt changed Comanche into coveted recruit

Growth spurt changed Comanche into coveted recruit

Wildcats, others looking to land California big man. 

July 24, 2014 8:15 pmLoading…
UA basketball: Comanche's team beats Rabb-less Soldiers

UA basketball: Comanche's team beats Rabb-less Soldiers

Two of UA's top big-men recruits go head-to-head, and other notes from Las Vegas.

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UA hoops targets to be in 2 cities this weekend

UA hoops targets to be in 2 cities this weekend

Miller could focus on younger players with 2015 class filling up.

July 23, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…

UA basketball: USA adds twist to big recruiting weekend

Top UA recruiting targets will be in both Las Vegas and Colorado Springs this week. ... And other notes/links.

July 22, 2014 6:07 pmLoading…

Johnson helps Rockets reach Summer League title game

Nick Johnson and the Rockets will face the Kings tonight. ... and other links of possible interest.

July 21, 2014 4:06 pmLoading…
Ex-Wildcat Johnson to wear No. 3 for Rockets

Ex-Wildcat Johnson to wear No. 3 for Rockets

Nick Johnson flashed his new No. 3 jersey for the Houston Rockets today, having chosen the number in part because his uncle, Dennis Johnson, did so for the Celtics in the 1980s.

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Houston high on ex-Wildcat Johnson

Houston high on ex-Wildcat Johnson

The Rockets have been watching the defensive-minded guard for a while.

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Defense attracted NBA teams to both Wildcat picks

Defense attracted NBA teams to both Wildcat picks

Aaron Gordon will wear double zero for the Magic.

June 27, 2014 2:27 pmLoading…
Seen and heard in New York: Cerulean or Maytag?

Seen and heard in New York: Cerulean or Maytag?

Attending in spirit

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NBA draft: No. 4 pick suits former Wildcat Gordon; Johnson taken 42nd

NBA draft: No. 4 pick suits former Wildcat Gordon; Johnson taken 42nd

NEW YORK — When Aaron Gordon singlehandedly picked out his NBA draft night suit, he went with his values and a color he simply liked.

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Magic take Wildcats' Gordon with fourth pick of NBA Draft

Magic take Wildcats' Gordon with fourth pick of NBA Draft

NEW YORK — Aaron Gordon hit his NBA Draft ceiling tonight, going No. 4 overall to the Orlando Magic at the Barclays Center.

June 26, 2014 4:23 pm Photos

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Aaron Gordon on draft day

Aaron Gordon on draft day

June 26, 2014 3:43 pm

Seen and heard in New York on draft eve

Andre Iguodala shares a few words of advice with Aaron Gordon.

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'Overhappiness' carrying UA's Gordon into draft day

'Overhappiness' carrying UA's Gordon into draft day

UA sensation is expected to go in the top 10 tonight. 

June 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Celtics could be ideal fit for Wildcats' Gordon

Celtics could be ideal fit for Wildcats' Gordon

Aaron Gordon says Brad Stevens reminds him of Sean Miller.

June 25, 2014 12:22 pmLoading…
NBA draft further validation of Cats' surge, success

NBA draft further validation of Cats' surge, success

UA's strength in upcoming draft mirrors Cats' success during season.

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Wildcats' Johnson follows Gordon's USA Basketball footsteps

Wildcats' Johnson follows Gordon's USA Basketball footsteps

The incoming Wildcat wing averaged 14.0 points and 5.4 rebounds in USA's five big U18 wins.

June 24, 2014 11:21 pmLoading…
Elise Gordon has brother Aaron's back as draft approaches

Elise Gordon has brother Aaron's back as draft approaches

Aaron Gordon will spend this week making appearances around New York City, hosting 15 proud family members and friends for a Theatre District dinner, then learning where he will likely live out the next four years of his life as a multimillionaire.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: On Parrom, Geary and those dominant American juniors

Arizona Wildcats basketball: On Parrom, Geary and those dominant American juniors

The timeout came with about eight seconds left in a basketball camp game at the Lohse YMCA, and coach Kevin Parrom was frantically looking around for something to write on.

June 23, 2014 11:30 pmLoading…

Johnson, Gordon on different paths to NBA Draft

On his 15-city odyssey before the NBA draft, Nick Johnson boarded a flight in San Francisco that turned around halfway to Chicago and went back.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: On Johnson's NBA travels, the U18 rout and other notes

Arizona Wildcats basketball: On Johnson's NBA travels, the U18 rout and other notes

Nick Johnson worked out for the Sacramento Kings as he nears the end of his exhausting NBA audition schedule... Billy Donovan wasn't happy with USA's defense in a 98-point win...and other notes/links.

June 21, 2014 12:30 pmLoading…

At U18 basketball camp, recruiting takes back seat

Coaches and players focusing on the task at hand, not the future.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: On draft intrigue, U18 tourney and the Fendi experiment

Aaron Gordon will go between 4-8, according to his agent, though Joel Embiid's injury could alter the draft lottery... and other notes

June 19, 2014 4:20 pmLoading…
Johnson, three Arizona Wildcats targets make U18 team

Johnson, three Arizona Wildcats targets make U18 team

Stanley Johnson will be joined by UA targets Allonzo Trier, Isaiah Briscoe and Stephen Zimmerman.

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Dorsey decommits, says he rushed vow to play at the UA

The potentially uneasy fit between the Arizona Wildcats and Tyler Dorsey won’t be a factor, after all.

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UA basketball: Miller says pieces in place for a 'deep run'

UA basketball: Miller says pieces in place for a 'deep run'

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — By joining USA Basketball’s U18 coaching staff, Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller has been essentially working on three teams this month.

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Dorsey decommits from Arizona Wildcats

Dorsey decommits from Arizona Wildcats

The odd fit between Tyler Dorsey and the Arizona Wildcats is no longer a factor.

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Future Wildcat Johnson opening eyes at Team USA camp

Future Wildcat Johnson opening eyes at Team USA camp

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A veteran of USA Basketball youth teams, incoming Arizona Wildcats wing Stanley Johnson showed up for U18 trials this week a new man.

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UA Basketball: Dorsey unwavering in commitment to Cats

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Known as a shooting guard at St. John Bosco High School, UA commit Tyler Dorsey sees himself as a point guard in the NBA someday.

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UA signee Johnson, 'family' members survive first round of USA Basketball cuts

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — For USA Basketball’s U18 team, it’s not all about talent and athleticism.

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Johnson, several Arizona Wildcats targets make USA's cut to 15

Johnson, several Arizona Wildcats targets make USA's cut to 15

But UA commits Justin Simon and Tyler Dorsey did not make the list of finalists for USA Basketball's U18 team.

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University of Arizona basketball notes: Under-18 roster trimmed today

University of Arizona basketball notes: Under-18 roster trimmed today

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Between Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller and his colleagues on the USA Basketball U18 staff and the USA junior national team committee, somebody has recruited or is recruiting just about everyone in this week’s U18 trials.

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UA basketball: Wildcats recruit Trier back in the spotlight after long journey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Arizona Wildcats recruiting target Allonzo Trier is the second-oldest of the 24 players trying to make USA Basketball’s U18 team, but that’s just about the birthday.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Prospects enjoying USA camp

Arizona Wildcats basketball: Prospects enjoying USA camp

Justin Simon says trying out for the U18 team is a "great experience whether I make the team or not."

June 11, 2014 12:46 pmLoading…

Arizona Wildcats basketball: Pac-12 releases weekend pairings

The Wildcats will open Pac-12 play by hosting ASU...

June 11, 2014 9:03 amLoading…
USA's U18 team keeps Arizona coach Miller busy

USA's U18 team keeps Arizona coach Miller busy

For Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats, June is usually a good time to disappear.

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Another UA target added to USA Basketball U18 camp

Another UA target added to USA Basketball U18 camp

Allonzo Trier is one of several guards the Wildcats are pursuing.

June 09, 2014 5:04 pmLoading…
UA basketball: Jones' world travels bring him back to adopted home

UA basketball: Jones' world travels bring him back to adopted home

Overwhelmingly, the reason most players transfer from the Arizona Wildcats is a lack of playing time.

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Regents OK raises, retention plan for Byrne, Miller, Rodriguez

Just after Alabama and Kentucky raised the college sports salary bar even higher, the Arizona Board of Regents unanimously approved bigger and longer compensation packages for UA’s top three athletic department employees.

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