Arizona Wildcats basketball: Phoenix recruiting target picks Stanford

2013-10-31T14:08:00Z 2013-11-25T20:13:04Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: Phoenix recruiting target picks StanfordBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Sar Arizona Daily Star
October 31, 2013 2:08 pm  • 

Phoenix Sunnyslope High School forward Michael Humphrey has chosen Stanford over the Arizona Wildcats, he confirmed today via text message.

A late riser who also plays quarterback for Sunnyslope's undefeated football team, Humphrey visited the Wildcats twice earlier this month before making his decision.

"I think that Stanford gives me the best opportunities in all aspects," Humphrey said via text message to the Star. "Not that U of A isn't a terrific place, but Stanford is where I'm going to go."

Humphrey is not only a two-sport star but a 3.9 student, and his basketball recruitment gained considerable steam last summer while he played with the Arizona Magic. A 6-foot-9, 205-pound forward, Humphrey is rated No. 89 in ESPNU's Top 100 but is not rated in the Rivals Top 150.

With Humphrey's decision in, the Wildcats may finish with three signees for the fall recruiting class: Guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright, forward Craig Victor and junior college guard Kadeem Allen. Arizona is now full on paper for scholarships in 2014-15 but is expected to sign at least one more player in the spring depending on their spring departures.

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