New Hampshire big man http://cleveland.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=2&pr_key=112281" target="_blank">Kaleb Tarczewski is scheduled to arrive at Arizona on Thursday evening to begin his final official recruiting visit.
Tarczewski is the Wildcats' top remaining recruiting target in the class of 2012, and he is deciding between Kansas and Arizona. Tarczewski visited Kansas last weekend for its "Late Night in the Phog" preseason celebration.
"He had a great visit at KU but is looking forward to Arizona this weekend," John Carroll, Tarczewski's travel-team coach, told the Star via text message.
Carroll said he didn't know if Tarczewski would attend Thursday's Arizona-UCLA football game but that he definitely would be at Saturday's Red-Blue Game.
While Tarczewski is not expected to take any further visits -- he had also been considering North Carolina -- Carroll said there is no timetable for him to decide after taking this weekend's visit. Carroll said Tarczewski would sign during the November signing period, however.
Note to Hank P: Tarczewski's visit is about as set as anything can be in the recruiting world, which is to say subject to change...though he does appear to be the kind of player who follows through on his plans.
Portland Catfan asked if the Red-Blue scrimmage will be streamed anywhere. It won't be. But I'll post updates here and on Twitter (it starts at 2 p.m.), and I'm sure videos will be available afterward.
If it's any consolation, all UA exhibition and regular-season games are expected to be televised and available at least via expanded satellite/cable packages this season.
Josiah Turner ranks No. 46 on http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/15755657/season-preview-top-100-players-in-college-basketball" target="_blank">CBSSports.com's list of the Top 100 college basketball players, though no other Wildcats made the list. Washington's Terrence Ross (23) is the Pac-12's top-rated player.
The Ducks http://www2.registerguard.com/cms/index.php/duck-mens-basketball/comments/this-team-has-a-different-look/" target="_blank">are looking big in Eugene.
Washington http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskymensbasketballblog/2016528389_who_fills_the_v.html?syndication=rss" target="_blank">has to figure out how to fill Scott Suggs' shoes.
Former UA wing Zane Johnson http://www.staradvertiser.com/sports/breaking/132058938.html" target="_blank">was named first-team preseason all-WAC.