Recruiting supply continues to dwindle

2013-05-08T11:56:00Z 2013-05-08T12:05:37Z Recruiting supply continues to dwindleBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 08, 2013 11:56 am  • 

Mike Moser says Dana Altman spilled coffee all over himself when the well-traveled grad transfer told the Oregon coach he would play for the Ducks, but it really comes as no big surprise.

Not only is the onetime UA commit from Portland but also Altman has quickly developed a reputation for giving rent-a-grads a big final stage to play on (see Kazemi, Arsalan and Ashaolu, Olu).

That rep -- and Oregon's losses of Kazemi, Tony Woods, and E.J. Singler -- could even help the Ducks get in with Memphis transfer Tarik Black, whose value has shot up as the recruiting supply-demand equation approaches the usual end-of-spring distortion.

Other signs that there may not be a lot of qualified candidates among non-redshirting transfers left to fill UA's three scholarship openings:

The top remaining juco big man, Joseph Uchebo, has signed with Pitt,  and there's tons of interest in where still-available Canadian prep player Andrew Wiggins lands.

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Arizona's athletic department took in $7.3 million in subsidies but stayed out of the red while most athletic departments do not, according to a USA Today database.

UA has said it is self-sustaining except for the tuition-fee waivers its athletes get, and for some shared utility/overhead costs. 

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Tad Boyle kept home Colorado's top 2014 guard prospect, Dominique Collier.

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Good thing Andy Enfield is living next door to the Galen Center at the USC Radisson: He's pulling 16 hour days while trying to revive the Trojans.

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