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Arizona is reaching out to the Belgian youth talent pool again, offering a scholarship to 6-foot-10 forward Vrenz Bleijenbergh of the Antwerp Giants and class of 2019.

Seems like Omar Thielemans is up for the idea of having two Belgians on the Arizona roster, too. Thielemans, an incoming Arizona freshman, tweeted two Belgian flags late Wednesday and tagged Bleijenbergh.

He deleted the tweet sometime Thursday.

Thielemans and Bleijenbergh are familar with each other not only in basketball — having played on opposite U18 teams (Ostend and Antwerp) in this event — but also in Fortnite.

Stanford pulled in an extra player for next season in four-star Connecticut forward Jaiden Delaire, who reclassified from 2019 to 2018. According to Rule of Tree, he took the opening vacated by Reid Travis.

UA target Zeke Nnaji received a scholarship offer from Kansas.

Contact sports reporter Bruce Pascoe at 573-4146 or On Twitter @brucepascoe


Bruce is a veteran Star sports reporter who has also worked at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He graduated from Northwestern University and has an MBA from Thunderbird.