Rejean "Boogie" Ellis (copy)

Mission Bay's Rejean "Boogie" Ellis, right, is also considering USC, North Carolina, Memphis and others.

Four-star guard Boogie Ellis moved up his official visit to Arizona this weekend, according to 247 Sports and its Wildcat Authority, meaning the Wildcats are now holding the second of four straight big recruiting weekends.

Ellis is believed to be something of a longshot target for the Wildcats, who are also pursuing Josh Green and Terry Armstrong after getting a commitment from Nico Mannion two weeks ago. Three of four analysts weighing in on 247 Sports' Crystal Ball say Ellis will choose USC and the other picked North Carolina.

Ellis had been expected to visit Arizona next weekend, when the Wildcats have been scheduled to bring in Armstrong. But Ellis also told the Memphis Commercial-Appeal that he was planning to visit Memphis Madness during the weekend of Oct. 5.

Arizona is scheduled to host Mannion, Green and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl for the weekend of the Oct. 14 Red-Blue Game (though Robinson-Earl is spending this weekend at Kansas for Late Night in the Phog).

It could help Arizona somewhat that Ellis spent last summer playing on the Oakland Soldiers travel team with Christian Koloko, who committed to Arizona during his official visit last weekend.


Former UA commit Shareef O'Neal will sit out this season at UCLA because of a heart condition that will require surgery.

O'Neal said on Twitter that he was "blessed to be here living today, one of those moments on the court could’ve been my last... I will be back basketball world."

That means UCLA is already down two frontcourt players after Alex Olesinski suffered a stress fracture in his right foot that will keep him out for at least two months. As the L.A. Times noted, the Bruins still have Jalen Hill, Cody Riley, Moses Brown and Kenneth Nwuba inside, however.


Derrick Williams arrived in Germany last week after agreeing to terms with Bayern Munich, but the club is still waiting for medical exams. The club said the tests have been delayed because Williams arrived with a virus.

The No. 2 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Williams posted on Instagram that he doesn't look at the move as a negative because he's already worked a long way up.

"It's never the end of the road because I know I'll be back and that's what people hate about me," Williams said, later adding: "I'm 27 now and only getting mentality (sic) stronger for the next call I get and it will be epic."

Bayern Munich is the same club Nick Johnson played for in 2016-17.


There may be a lot of hype over Gonzaga this season, but the Zags still have some questions to answer.


The Beavers are getting excited.


And some guys you may remember are getting ready, too.


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