Update on the recruiting possibilities
Recruits still “considering” Xavier or Arizona (i.e. not signed yet):
* 6-10, 250-pound center Kryrl Natyazhko (considering Xavier, could follow Miller to Arizona – also considering ASU, but this could push him to Tucson)
* 6-8, 200, power forward Glenn Bryant (considering Xavier, could follow Miller to Arizona)
* 6-6, 200, swingman Victor Rudd (Arizona is Rudd’s first choice)
* 6-4, 190, shooting guard Sherrod Wright (considering Xavier, could follow Miller)
* 6-6, 195, small forward Solomon Hill (oral committment to USC, considering decommitting and coming to Arizona).
* 6-1, 170 point guard Aaron Robinson – no info from Rivals
* 6-5, 239 shooting guard Bill Edwards has offers on the table from Miami (OH), Dayton, and UMass. He was NOT offered by Xavier and because of that he probably will not follow Miller to Arizona.
* 6-8, 220 power forward Colin Borchert was offered by two Pac-10 schools (USC, Cal), along with UNLV, Kentucky, and Nebraska. Given the Calipari hire in Kentucky now, I’d be surprised if Borchert doesn’t take the Kentucky offer.
And for the class of 2010:
* Santa Rita junior Terrell Stoglin reaffirmed his oral committment to Maryland.
* 6-6, 200 HS junior power forward J.D. Weatherspoon has decommitted from Xavier and is now considering Arizona, Wisconsin, and Georgia Tech.
* 6-8, 210, HS junior power forward Jordan Latham (would be a November signee)
From Javier Morales:
The developments of one-time hot prospect Victor Rudd are actually getting worse instead of better. Rudd, a 6-6 swing man who played for Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep, is back at home in Van Nuys (Calif.) after getting kicked off the team for disciplinary reasons. This means he will not fulfill his academic requirements and college coaches are leery of his character. It appears that Arizona and Marquette are no longer recruiting him, and UNLV (whose coaches attended almost all of his games) has also backed off as well. Findlay coach Mike Peck told the Las Vegas Sun all that Rudd had to do was issue an apology to his teammates, but he refused and bolted from school. Peck told the newspaper he will not offer a stamp of approval for Rudd if coaches inquire. “I can’t put my name on it,” Peck said. “It hurts our future. That’s my name. I don’t want that school calling me next December asking me, What in the heck? I can’t put my name on it. That’s unfortunate.”
Given this info, it’s likely that Arizona will cease his recruitment.
2009 Mock Lottery
Updated: 4/7/09 4:40 pm
1 Sacramento Blake Griffin So.
2 Washington Jordan Hill Jr.
3 LA Clippers Hasheem Thabeet Jr.
4 Oklahoma Cty James Harden So.
5 *Minnesota Brandon Jennings Intl.
6 Memphis Demar DeRozan Fr.
7 Golden St. Earl Clark Jr.
8 *New York Gerald Henderson Jr.
9 Toronto Chase Budinger Jr.
10 Milwaukee Craig Brackins So.
11 New Jersey Ty Lawson Jr.
12 Indiana Wayne Ellington Jr.
13 Charlotte Greg Monroe Fr.
14 Phoenix Al-Farouq Aminu Fr.
Hill and Budinger are top 10 picks, with both going to situations where their teams can contend. Tempe Normal’s James Harden looks to be headed to no-man’s land (Oklahoma City), where he’ll be stuck on a non-contender for his rookie contract.
And who the heck is Aminu that Phoenix is looking at? Can’t they actually look at homegrown talent? Or better yet, if they draft him, how about they KEEP him???