Five-star 2020 guard Daishen Nix said he dropped Arizona, Washington and Marquette from a list of finalists that now includes UCLA, Kansas, Alabama, Kentucky and Maryland.
Picking my top 5 wasn’t easy . There are some good schools , with great coaching staffs that are being left off this list , Washington , Marquette , and Arizona , just to name a few . pic.twitter.com/yr8uM9dVVf— daishen (@djfromveg) August 20, 2019
A native of Alaska who now plays in Las Vegas, Nix told PrepCircuit in June that UA was one of five schools prioritizing him the most.
Arizona has offered a scholarship to well-regarded 2022 point guard Dylan Andrews, who has also received interest from UCLA and Utah.
The Ducks now have a class that includes two five-star prospects, center N'Faly Dante and forward CJ Walker, plus four-star prospects in forward Chandler Lawson, Pattison and forward Isaac Johnson (who won't play until 2021-22 because of a Mormon mission).
Combined with the return of point guard Payton Pritchard, and the additions of grad transfers Anthony Mathis and Shakur Juiston, the Ducks are likely to become the Pac-12 favorite -- or at least a team that nobody wants to play by February once they play together for a while.
Salim Stoudamire and A.J. Bramlett are scheduled to join the coaches at the Lute Olson Fantasy Camp this weekend at the Sporting Chance center. The $2,250 fee includes three hotel nights, meals and instruction from a number of former Wildcats.