Arizona Wildcats basketball: Recruiting target Winslow set to decide

2013-11-20T14:42:00Z 2013-11-20T16:58:36Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: Recruiting target Winslow set to decideBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
November 20, 2013 2:42 pm  • 

Houston wing Justise Winslow, another of Arizona’s top longtime recruiting targets from the class of 2014, is scheduled to announce his college choice Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

This time, however, the Wildcats are considered an underdog to land the five-star forward from St. John’s School. He is also considering Duke, UCLA, Stanford, Florida, and Texas A&M.

“I really like those schools,” Winslow told Rivals.com. “People think I’m keeping it a secret but I just have a tight-knit circle.”

Winslow’s announcement will come at 2:30 p.m. in a semi-private ceremony at his school, St. John’s athletic director Vince Arduini told the Star today. While the Houston Chronicle has been invited to attend, Arduini said there will be no television broadcast or internet streaming of the event.

“We’re not making a big deal out of it,” Arduini said. “Part of that is the nature of this (school)…and he’s sort of a low-key guy. I think that’s why the student-body likes the kid. He’s respectful of this place.”

Arduini said the academic-minded school is not used to having so much attention over a student-athlete, though it has had athletes go on to Ivy League or other mid-major schools.

Arduini said he didn't know if Winslow would sign a letter-of-intent today, the last day of the fall signing period, or just make a decision Thursday -- in which case Winslow would not be able to sign until the spring.


Mater Dei wing Stanley Johnson, meanwhile, said today on Twitter that he has signed his letter-of-intent after announcing his choice on ESPNU last Friday.

Johnson has also been taking a shot at recruiting Winslow to join him:

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