UA commit Zeke Nnaji celebrates after Hopkins High School won the Minnesota 4A title this season.

Arizona commit Zeke Nnaji became the third Arizona recruit to win a state championship Saturday, leading Hopkins High School over his former school, Lakeville North, for the Minnesota 4A title.

Nnaji joins Nico Mannion (Pinnacle High School, Arizona 6A) and Christian Koloko (Sierra Canyon, California Open Division) as state champions, while Terry Armstrong (Scottsdale Bella Vista) and Josh Green (IMG) are on teams that play a national schedule.

According to the Star Tribune, Nnaji had 14 points and 12 rebounds Saturday despite facing constant double teams. He had 23 points and 10 rebounds in a semifinal game on Thursday.

While UA coach Sean Miller wasn't on hand for Mannion's victory, which was played in Tempe the night before the Wildcats left for Oregon last month, he did make the trek to Minneapolis on Saturday.

Nnaji hasn't signed with Arizona but he did commit to the Wildcats in November. UA's other four recruits have all signed national letters of intent.


Washington faces its biggest game in nine years Sunday against North Carolina.


Oregon's Payton Pritchard says more sleep, different nutrition and other changes are behind his improved play for the streaking Ducks.


Zylan Cheatham says he feels good about ASU's season and its future.

Luguentz Dort told The Athletic he'll take a couple of weeks to announce his plans but that "there’s some good news coming out."

Contact sports reporter Bruce Pascoe at 573-4146 or bpascoe@tucson.com. On Twitter @brucepascoe

Sportswriter for the Arizona Daily Star covering Arizona Wildcats basketball