Arizona might have assembled the kind of talent that is making it a potential No. 1 seed next season (at least that's what ESPN's Joe Lunardi says), but that talent could also be affecting recruiting.
A week after Arizona jumped into the conversation for rent-a-grad forward Josh Davis of Tulane, Davis' high school coach, Robert Clemons, said Gonzaga and San Diego State are likely destinations he was deciding between.
"I know he was interested in (Arizona) ... but a lot depends on those two incoming freshmen," Clemons told the Star today, referring to forwards Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.
Hollis-Jefferson is projected as a small forward while Gordon may play either small or power forward. Clemons said it didn't matter where the 6-foot-8, 215-pound Davis played, but that "he wants to be in position to be successful."
Clemons said Davis was to talk with UA coach Sean Miller but did not know the result. He said Davis met with a few coaches in New Orleans and it was uncertain if he would take any visits.
UA has two open scholarships available for next season now that Grant Jerrett has opted to turn professional.
Big man Dewayne Dedmon has decided to leave USC to turn professional.
UA target Justise Winslow was among those playing well in the EYBL last weekend, according to Rivals.
Gordon was named one of Dime's top 15 incoming freshmen.