analysts break down the class

Arizona landed another five-star player on Monday and analysts Brian Snow and Evan Daniels spoke to about how strong Arizona's class is.

If all eyes weren't on Arizona before Monday, they are now. Sean Miller continues to do what no one expected him to do this early at Arizona and on Monday, he received the fourth commitment in the class of 2012 when Kaleb Tarczewski made the call.

The 7-foot-0, 220-pound Southborough (Mass.) center joins Grant Jerrett, Gabe York and Brandon Ashley as commits for the class of 2012 with Signing Day on November 9. According to, the Wildcats have commitments from three five-star prospects (Tarczewski, Ashley, and Jerrett) and one four-star prospect (York) in the class. national recruiting analysts Evan Daniels and Brian Snow currently have Arizona ranked as the number one recruiting class in the nation and they think the job that Miller is doing is remarkable.

"With what Sean Miller has done with this class and to get this type of players is amazing," explained Daniels. "You have two top-10 kids, another five-star prospect and then a player who is right outside five-star range who can score in Gabe York. I was talking to another reporter today who said that right now Arizona's weakness is their post play. Well, that is going to change soon."

All three front court players are very talented and definitely not afraid of competition. While Snow feels that all three won't play at once, Arizona will have the luxury of having three different types of players in the front court.

"I think it's going to be hard to play all three at once, but in saying that you don't really need to play them at once," said Snow. "They all do different things as Kaleb is more of a back to the basket player that can still finish while Grant is more of a face up and likes to score and be effective facing the basket. Then you have Brandon Ashley who can really do it all and can be a freak of nature."

Many think that the front court at Arizona will be too crowded but depth is necessary to make deep runs in the tournament and even as freshmen, Arizona will need experience to help, as it will have that with Kyryl Natyazhko, Sidiki Johnson and Angelo Chol.

The front court will be young but very deep and very talented. For the first time in a long time, Arizona may have few questions about the front court going into the 2012-2013 season.

After this current season, Arizona will lose a handful of seniors including Kyle Fogg, Jesse Perry, Brendon Lavender, and Alex Jacobson. That will leave Solomon Hill, Kevin Parrom and Kyryl Natyazhko as seniors the following year.

The backcourt also looks promising as we will leave Josiah Turner on the roster for the sake of argument. Turner will join Jordin Mayes, Nick Johnson and incoming freshman Gabe York as the guards.

Josiah Turner is quite a talent and many are unsure what his future holds post freshman year. In other words, Arizona may not be done recruiting for the class of 2012.

There are a couple of names out there that Arizona fans may hear a bit more as the season rolls along and one may just open a lot of eyes this season at Findlay Prep.

"At this point you have to look to Amedeo Della Valle out at Findlay," said Snow. "I think Arizona has made him a target for sure. Josiah Turner's days on campus may be short and they will be out looking for a skilled point guard and by all accounts he fits that mold so far."

Della Valle is said to be a spring signee as he will go through the process, but all accounts say that Arizona has put itself in a good position with his recruitment. The 6-foot-5, 180-pound point guard is originally from Italy and has displayed nice passing skills and very nice shot.

The other name mentioning Arizona in the class of 2012 is the number one player in the country, Shabazz Muhammad, who was originally being recruited since he stepped foot in high school.

Granted several coaching staffs have changed, but it has been an off and on relationship between Arizona and Muhammad that may still be a wait and see to determine if the recruitment continues. Muhammad and his father Ron Holmes have expressed to the public that they do want to take an official to Arizona.

Either way, Sean Miller and Arizona have done an exceptional job recruiting and it does not look to end any time soon.

"With this class you have four talented players," said Daniels. "This is the best class in the country. If they decide to add another player in the class then it's great, it just adds to the class but if they don't, it is really not a worry because they definitely have the best class in the country."

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