Coaches hit the road

The Arizona coaching staff is hitting the road as the first evaluation period of the summer begins. Read on to see who the coaches will likely be watching, some new names to keep an eye on, and more.

The Arizona coaching staff is hitting the road on Wednesday, as its primary focus will be at the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis.

While the staff is only allowed to have three coaches on the road at once, it is expected that those three will start out at Adidas.

Some of the biggest names in the country will be participating, as the coaching staff is sure to watch Dream Vision, which includes 2012 prospects Shabazz Muhammad, Xavier Johnson, and Robert Upshaw.

In addition, the team will have recently offered 2013 forward Stephen Domingo and point guard Nigel Williams-Goss.

It does not end there as Gabe York will be competing with the Compton Magic alongside 2012 Tempe Corona del Sol guard Calaen Robinson, who will be working to get an offer.

The Houston Defenders will be sure to get plenty of attention from the coaching staff, as it is currently one of the best AAU teams in the country.

The Defenders feature 2012 center Shaquille Cleare, along with 2013 elite prospects Aaron and Andrew Harrison.

2013 guard Chris Thomas will be back on the circuit with the Colorado Hawks and 2012 elite prospect Kaleb Tarczewski will be in action as well.

There are a handful of prospects that may not be familiar with Arizona fans, but will likely be evaluated.

5-foot-11, 170-pound New Orleans point guard Javan Felix is a name to keep an eye on, as he already boasts offers from LSU and Mississippi with more likely coming.

On the same team is 6-foot-7, 205-pound 2014 New Orleans forward Craig Victor. Victor is already getting attention from North Carolina, Texas, Florida, Purdue, and numerous others. He is expected to be one of the better players in the class and Arizona will likely look to get a head start on him.

6-foot-7, 205-pound Cincinnati 2013 forward Devin Williams is another player to watch, as he is starting to get increasing attention and already holds an offer from Illinois.

There will likely be other players that emerge throughout the tournament, but you can expect the coaching staff to be heavily involved with watching those players.

While that tournament is from July 6-9, there will also be other events going on at the same time, including the Reebok Breakout Challenge in Philadephia.

A coach will likely stop by to see 2013 Arizona commit Eric Cooper and 2013 Oak Hill point guard Ikenna Iroegbu in action.

By week's end, Arizona will also likely have a major presence at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio.

2012 prospects Danuel House, Mitch McGary, Ricardo Gathers, and Brandon Ashley will be in attendance along with Arizona commit Grant Jerrett.

In addition, 2013 will have a presence with potentially Jabari Bird and Aaron Gordon while 2014 will be possibly represented by fellow Oakland Soldier Stanley Johnson.

For 2013, you can also expect Arizona to recruit 6-foot-9, 230-pound Chicago center Tommy Hamilton, who is ranked as the second best center in the country and ranked as the 14th best player as well.

The first week should be loaded with talent as the first evaluation period of summer begins and there are other tournaments throughout the country featuring Arizona prospects.


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