UCLA leapfrogs Arizona in recruiting class rankings

2012-04-25T16:40:00Z 2012-04-26T10:47:05Z UCLA leapfrogs Arizona in recruiting class rankingsBy Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Updated to include a link to a new item on Jesse Perry, now that the police report in connection with the felony domestic violence charge has been released.

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Arizona had the consensus No. 1 2012 recruiting class in the fall, but UCLA's addition of Tony Parker put the Bruins atop ESPN's latest overall class rankings for 2012. ESPN has Kentucky second and Arizona third, but it is not a unanimous decision.

Rivals and Scout both have Kentucky at the top of their rankings, followed by UCLA and Arizona. 

Whatever the case, there's no doubt the rivalry between UA and UCLA will be worth watching next season.

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UA, of course, may not be done assembling its class yet. The Wildcats still have one scholarship to fill and may be able to fill it with Xavier transfer Mark Lyons

There was some lively discussion today about Lyons and his potential suitability for Arizona on the previous discussion thread.

Meanwhile, the Lawrence Journal-World took a look at how Kansas could benefit from the addition of Lyons.

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One of UCLA's heralded signees, Kyle Anderson, may need surgery after an MRI revealed torn ligaments in his thumb, though he likely would not miss the start of fall practices.

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Former Iowa State center Jordan Railey will transfer to Washington State.

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Departing ASU standout Trent Lockett likes the scene at Marquette.

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