Kris Yanku, Eric McClellan

Northern Arizona's Kris Yanku (4) takes a shot in front of Gonzaga's Eric McClellan (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

If Terrance Ferguson's visit to Arizona this weekend leads to a commitment, the Wildcats will have their sixth straight Top 5 recruiting class.

A 24/7 Sports projection said Ferguson would give UA the No. 3 class in 2016, joining five-star talents Lauri Markkanen, Kobi Simmons and Rawle Alkins. Arizona is still looking for at least two more players on top of the three it has already lined up.

Ferguson would also help UA leapfrog UCLA into the top spot among Pac-12 classes, despite the fact that T.J. Leaf flipped from UA to the Bruins (prompting, probably, Sean Miller's well-documented "who's not at the game?" comments).


Especially if you're catching up, Alec Sills-Trausch has a good update of UA's recruiting efforts in SB Nation's Arizona Desert Swarm site.


Stanford hired Jarod Haase to take over for Johnny Dawkins, and longtime UA fans may remember him as a UA nemesis for Kansas back in the mid-1990s. Haase will have most of his new roster returning, so should be able to immediately compete for the upper half of the Pac-12.


So what did Coach K really say to Dillon Brooks during that handshake? Austin Meek of the Register-Guard ran back to double-check with Brooks, in a column that showed the big picture of Oregon's win over Duke.

Dana Altman says he's the one who told Brooks to shoot that last 3-pointer.


FWIW, recently ran across a pretty interesting story about the "Fighting Ducks" label that Oregon has worn at times this season if you weren't familiar with it.


One of NAU's best players ever, Kris Yanku is leaving Flagstaff with a year left to play. A native of Turkey, he'll likely have plenty of opportunities in Europe.