Not surprisingly, former Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon will not participate in the drills at the NBA combine this week in Chicago, according to his agent's spokeswoman.

Players projected at the top of the NBA draft often don't participate in the drills but instead only allow their measurements to be taken, as Gordon will.

Nick Johnson, however, is scheduled to participate fully this week and could gain some ground with his athleticism. He's projected as a mid-second-round pick by Draft Express.

ESPNU and ESPN2 are planning to cover the combine from 7 a.m. to noon Arizona/Pacific time on both Thursday and Friday. We'll also have updates here.

Ben Howland has reportedly pulled out of the OSU job search, which could leave the door open for UA assistant Damon Stoudamire. Jeff Eisenberg says Howland made a good move.

Caleb Swanigan, a five-star center from Fort Wayne, Ind., said on Twitter that he's received a scholarship offer from Arizona. Swanigan had been a 2016 but has decided to reclassify to 2015. A Utah native who considered moving home last season, Swanigan already 17.

USC's Andy Enfield landed a 2015 four-star forward over Cal and ASU, among others.

Sportswriter for the Arizona Daily Star covering Arizona Wildcats basketball