EYBL: Recruiting Roundup

WildcatAuthority.com had an opportunity to talk with Arizona's prospects at the EYBL Session #3.Here is a roundup of what they said.

WildcatAuthority.com had an opportunity to talk with Arizona's prospects at the EYBL Session #3.Here is a roundup of what they said.


Brandon Ashley

There are new developments in the recruitment of the ninth ranked player in the class of 2012.

"I'm going to start cutting it down pretty soon," Ashley said. "I'll probably end up with a top 10 within the next two or three weeks now. Then I'll start making my decision towards the end of the summer and the beginning of the school year. "

Arizona remains in great shape for Ashley, but we'll know more in the coming weeks.

Gabe York

Arizona recently got involved with York, and it appears it began its recruitment just in time, as he has will soon make a decision on the final schools he will consider.

"I cut it down to about 10," York said. "Obviously I need to cut it down more, but as of right now it's at 10. Yeah, Arizona is on my list."

While UA may still be alive for York, it inevitably has a lot of ground to make up on schools that have been consistently pursuing him for the better part of four years.

Anthony Bennett

Arizona fans may want to become more familiar with this name as his recruitment continues to unfold.

"Nick Johnson tells me that they want me bad," Bennett said. "Arizona is an offer I'd like to add. I would for sure be interested in them."

Bennett is in no hurry to decide and holds offers from a number of programs around the country.

Dajuan Coleman

Book Richardson has been working very hard to get Coleman out to Tucson for a visit, and it appears that his efforts may pay off.

"I think I'll visit Arizona," Coleman said. "But I don't think it will be to the fall."

Getting Coleman on campus would be huge for UA, who will be competing against top programs all around the country for the talented big man.

Katin Reinhardt

Reinhardt has seen his recruitment heat up since de-committing from USC, and named a few schools that have peaked his interest.

"I like Arizona a lot, but I also like Syracuse, Florida," Reinhardt said. "I don't really have a favorite though."

Don't be surprised if Reinhardt ends up tripping to Tucson before long.

"I talked to Arizona about coming out there for the first official visit I can take."

Ricardo Gathers

Gathers is another new name for UA fans, who has recently come into play with the hiring of Joe Pasternack. With its new assistant coach, UA became a more appealing option for the Louisiana Select power forward.

"I was considering them before, but that just makes me more comfortable," Gathers said.

He's being recruited by schools all over the country and claims no leader, but he does have a few places in particular he'd like to check out.

"I'm going to try to get out to Texas, Syracuse, Arizona, Oregon. I want to get out there and see how it is."


Aaron Gordon

It seems like it will be a while before Gordon makes a decision, as he is currently being pursued by a number of schools.

"Washington, Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, but it's all wide open," Gordon said.

Jabari Bird Bird recently named Arizona one of his favorites, and nothing has changed on that front.

"I would consider them up there in my Top 2," Bird said. "With them and either Cal or Washington."

Even though it leads, there is a lot of work left for Arizona to do and plenty of time before Bird makes his decision.

Isaac Hamilton

Hamilton does not have a favorites, but says that two schools are somewhat sticking out.

"Not really, but I kind of like Arizona and USC, those two," Hamilton said. "I took an unofficial to USC like a month ago, but I think I'm going to visit Arizona unofficially this summer, I'm trying to plan a visit for this summer. "


Stanley Johnson

Even though Johnson claimed USC as his early leader, he still has his eyes on the rest of the conference.

"I'm looking at checking out the Pac-12 right now," Johnson said.

One major advantage for Arizona is the play of its most talented player and future NBA lottery pick Derrick Williams.

"When you get players like that coming out of your college, I definitely want to be a part of that," Johnson said. "I want to do what he is doing to get his shot up [to the NBA.]"

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