The Arizona Wildcats went back to work on that Hillcrest Prep pipeline this week, offering a scholarship to five-star class of 2022 center Sadraque Nganga.
Already, the Wildcats have landed former Hillcrest players Deandre Ayton and Josh Green, along with a commitment from 2020 Hillcrest guard Dalen Terry. The Wildcats also appear to have a good shot at landing Hillcrest wing Puff Johnson, who transferred from Pennsylvania last month, and are also recruiting five-star 2021 power forward Michael Foster.
That's four of the five players in Hillcrest's potential starting lineup this season, all squarely on UA's radar. Terry, Foster and Johnson are expected to attend Arizona's Red-Blue Game on Sept. 27 and it wouldn't be a surprise if Nganga joined them.
While the Wildcats don't often offer scholarships to 15-year-olds entering their sophomore seasons, Nganga was a logical target. The native of Angola has opened eyes since settling in Arizona, playing for Compass Prep last season and now moving to Hillcrest.
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