Arizona picked up http://www.maxpreps.com/news/LntqTOrBEeC-rAAmVebEWg/updated-top-25-college-basketball-recruiting-classes-.htm" target="_blank">another No. 1 ranking for 2012 recruiting classes so far, this time by MaxPreps.
The Wildcats are also rated http://insider.espn.go.com/ncb/recruiting/classrankings?classyear=2012&classmonth=9&rank=1" target="_blank">No. 1 by ESPN, although UCLA still has a shot to leapfrog them if it happens to get Shabazz Muhammad.
Arizona so far has landed forwards http://cleveland.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=2&pr_key=111330" target="_blank">Grant Jerrett and http://cleveland.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=2&pr_key=91822" target="_blank">Brandon Ashley and guard http://newsok.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=2&pr_key=111572" target="_blank">Gabe York. It is scheduled to host its top remaining 2012 target, Kaleb Tarczewski, during the weekend of Oct. 21, after Tarczewski visits Kansas.
Other recruiting notes:
-- Aaron Gordon will be making his scheduled http://azstarnet.com/sports/blogs/pascoe/article_da578c94-dfc7-11e0-b34b-001cc4c002e0.html" target="_blank">unofficial visit to Arizona this weekend.
- Scout.com is reporting on its subscription site that Italian point guard Amedeo Della Valle has been offered a scholarship by Arizona for the class of 2012. He is waiting until spring to sign, which is what Arizona needs because the Wildcats won't have a scholarship available if Kaleb Tarczewski commits and they won't know if Josiah Turner will be leaving until the spring.
-- Multiple reports noted that UA made an in-home visit Tuesday with Fresno, Calif., big man Robert Upshaw, another 2012 prospect who says he'll wait until spring to sign -- making him a prime spring target if Tarczewski chooses Kansas.
Kevin Parrom's Twitter page indicates he's http://twitter.com/#!/KevinParrom3/status/119505782256574464" target="_blank">hard at work in rehabilitation already.
Carrick Felix of ASU http://www.azcentral.com/sports/asu/articles/2011/09/28/20110928asu-basketball-conversation-carrick-felix.html" target="_blank">says the Sun Devils are about to "open up some eyes."
UCLA announced that guard Norman Powell http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/ncb/story/_/id/7037352/ucla-bruins-norman-powell-sustains-concussion-practice" target="_blank">suffered a concussion in practice.
Canadian big man Richard Peters is http://www.nbebasketball.com/w3/2011-0926/richard-peters-uncommitted-big-man-a-hot-recruit-has-official-visit-on-tap/" target="_blank">checking out Washington State this weekend.
Mike Krzyzewski discusses how http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110930/SPORTS/110939999/1002" target="_blank">powerful travel-team coaches have become in the guidance of today's recruits.
Kansas' Bill Self http://www.zagsblog.com/2011/09/29/bill-self-prefers-nine-team-big-12/" target="_blank">doesn't want to schedule more than 16 conference games in the Big 12 anyway.