Notes on Vargas, Negedu, etc.

2010-05-12T11:50:00Z Notes on Vargas, Negedu, etc.Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star

With each passing day, the likelihood of Arizona and Eloy Vargas winding up together appears slimmer.

Rivals' Jerry Meyer said Vargas missed his flight to Seattle but still has Arizona, Seattle and Kentucky as finalists. Vargas said on Twitter that he felt "hella sick," though he and traveling-team coach Kenny Gillion have been unreachable.

Vargas' planned visit to UA this weekend has been indefinitely postponed.

Often, an ever-changing recruitment suggests there are different agendas holding things up.

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Emmanuel Negedu's difficult journey through college basketball continues. The Knoxville News Sentinel quotes a source saying UA and Oregon are among the schools inquiring about the Nigerian big man, the onetime UA signee who went to Tennessee but has been kept from finishing his career there because of cardiac issues.

(However, I've been told UA is not recruiting him.)

Negedu has been seeking to find a school that will let him play, and Indiana has turned him down. New Mexico is his latest stop, the News Sentinel said. 

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Oregon is expected to add a juco forward.

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North Carolina has officially granted the Wears their release, and they would surprise nobody by transferring to UCLA.

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Ted Miller speculates on how the expansion dominoes could fall if the Big Ten makes its expected move.

While it is still possible the Pac-10 chases Utah and Colorado, it sounds like staying put with an expanded relationship with the Big 12 (i.e. sharing a television network) is perhaps more likely.

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Andy Katz puts Washington at No. 12 in his preseason poll and says they're a Top 10 team if Terrence Jones honors his commitment.

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Steve Lavin tells Mike DeCourcy he's grown since leaving UCLA.

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The Rip City Project blog has a thorough analysis of Jerryd Bayless' development.

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Lot more talk this morning of UA recruiting on the previous discussion thread.

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On a suggestion from StarNet editor John Bolton, I've started setting links up to open in new browser windows. I hope this works for everyone.

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