Arizona Wildcats basketball: Early entrants and other notes/links

2014-04-30T11:54:00Z 2014-04-30T12:41:53Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: Early entrants and other notes/linksBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The NBA's official early draft entry list has been released, so the 2014-15 forecasts can really begin:

USA Today has Arizona rated No. 4 in its updated Top 25, behind Duke, Kentucky and Wisconsin. UCLA was unrated without Jordan Adams, who changed his mind and decided to leave, though Oregon and Stanford were.

UCLA took the biggest hit in the Pac-12, losing Adams, Zach LaVine and Kyle Anderson. Wouldn't be a surprise now to see the Bruins finish behind UA, Oregon, and maybe even Stanford, Utah and/or Colorado -- even though the Buffs will lose Spencer Dinwiddie.

The conference's other two early pro departures, ASU's Jahii Carson and Oregon State's Eric Moreland, are part of a big wave of losses to their respective teams.

Draft Express' database of early draft entrants notes that Nick Johnson has signed with Aaron Goodwin, who has represented Damon Stoudamire.

Big man Stephen Zimmerman has Arizona in his eight-school list, which also includes North Carolina, Louisville, Indiana, Kentucky, UNLV, UCLA and Kansas.

Ezra Amacher caught up with UA commit Tyler Dorsey.

Challe Barton is also slipping out the door at Oregon State but the Beavers are pulling in Maryland transfer Nick Faust for 2015-16.

Oregon picked up a commitment from four-star 2015 point guard Kendall Small.

Utah AD Chris Hill is OK with athletes making money signing autographs.

Here's a recap of last weekend's EYBL action in Sacramento.

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