Some Wildcat recruiting and other notes/links

2012-08-16T17:21:00Z 2012-08-16T17:51:20Z Some Wildcat recruiting and other notes/linksBy Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Arizona did not make the final list of schools for Richmond, Calif., guard Jabari Bird, according to his travel-team coach, Derrick Artis.

But the move is hardly a surprise, since Bird said last month (and has for a while) that California and Washington are leading.

Derrick Artis, Bird's coach with the Oakland Soldiers, said Bird is planning to visit Cal, Colorado, Washington and Oregon. Bird told Zagsblog he plans to take all the visits in September.

Artis said Soldiers forward Aaron Gordon is planning to visit Arizona this fall; Gordon told he will do so for the Red-Blue scrimmage on Oct. 21.

Gordon has listed Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon and Washington among his other leaders.


Sean Miller was voted the third-best in bending but not breaking the rules in a survey conducted by Miller tied in a poll of coaches with Tom Crean, while John Calipari was first and Billy Donovan second.


New Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy says former UA guard Daniel Bejarano, who transferred from UA in 2011, needs to be stronger and play better defense.


With another child on the way, Josh Pastner hopes to call more recruits from the delivery room.


Still under NCAA investigation, UCLA super-freshman Shabazz Muhammad won't be able to take part in the Bruins' exhibition tour of China.


Colorado lost its first game in France.


Former Oregon guard Brett Kingma says he's transferring to Washington State, a rare in-conference transfer.


Oregon, Stanford and Xavier -- but not Arizona -- are among the Nike-affiliated schools who have committed to a basketball event in 2017 to celebrate Phil Knight's 80th birthday.

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