Four-star forward Ira Lee has committed to Arizona, choosing the Wildcats over Cal and Oregon.
Lee, a 6-foot-8 and 210-pound senior at Crossroads School of Santa Monica, Calif., made the announcement on his Twitter page.
Already with what ESPN.com calls the No. 1 recruiting class in 2017 as of now, the Wildcats have also received commitments from five-star center DeAndre Ayton, four-star point guard Alex Barcello and four-star forward Brandon Randolph.
UA has been recruiting Lee for three years and Lee told Scout that Sean Miller's long and consistent relationship with him influenced his decision.
The Wildcats had several ties to help them land Lee, who was born in the state and lived in the Phoenix area until he was 12. Lee has said he considers former UA wing Stanley Johnson a mentor and he has trained with the same trainer as former Wildcats Aaron Gordon and Derrick Williams.
Lee told the Star jokingly last July that those former Wildcats are “always” telling him where he should attend college.
“So I’ve got a little bit of pressure on me,” Lee said.
Lee also carries some versatility in his genes that suggest he can play both forward roles for the Wildcats: He’s the son of Zeph Lee, a former USC and Los Angeles Raiders running back and defensive back.
“Coach (Sean) Miller has been saying I can be a versatile forward like Aaron Gordon or Solomon Hill,” Lee said in July. “I think I can get that done at Arizona.”