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Arizona Wildcats' 2020 recruiting class rises to No. 5 in 247 Sports ranking
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Arizona Wildcats' 2020 recruiting class rises to No. 5 in 247 Sports ranking

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UA signee Azuolas Tubelis, shown driving against Italy in the 2019 U18 European Championships, was rated No. 4 among 2002-born international players by Eurobasket.

The addition of Lithuanian big man Azuolas Tubelis pushed Arizona's 2020 recruiting class up two spots to No. 5 overall in 247's internal and composite class rankings.

Rivals has Arizona's class ranked 13th, though that ranking does not yet include Tubelis.

Individually, Tubelis was rated the No. 54 prospect in 247's class of 2020 rankings, just behind Dalen Terry (44) and Bennedict Mathurin (50). Of UA's other recruits, Estonian point guard Kerr Kriisa was 64, French post player Daniel Batcho was 104 and Turkish guard Tibet Gorener is No. 122.  Tubelis' brother, Tautvilas, was not rated.

Terry is the only U.S.-based recruit in Arizona's seven-player class, though Gorener played in Southern California last season.

In Eurobasket's listing of the top non-U.S.-based players born in 2002, Tubelis rated No. 4, while French big man Daniel Batcho was 37 and Gorener 45. Estonian guard Kerr Kriisa ranks No. 18 among players born in 2001.

The NCAA is looking at recreating the open evaluation periods in August, September and October, according to 247 Sports.

In light of the heated Minneapolis situation, UA target Paolo Banchero and WSU's Noah Williams opened up about when they were wrongly held up at gunpoint by police in an incident that later led to five-figure settlements for both players.

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