2014 Rankings: An Arizona perspective

The new 2014 rankings are out and there are plenty of Arizona players involved. Read on to see which players and where the Wildcats stand with each.

Scout.com's 2014 top 75 is out and there are plenty of Arizona prospects involved. Here is a complete breakdown of players to keep an eye on.

Jahlil Okafor: Plenty has been said about the second ranked player in the country and Arizona's involvement with him. Okafor is impressed with the Wildcats, but schools like Michigan State and Ohio State could be tough to beat. The Wildcats have had him on campus and will continue to recruit him, as they are sure to be among his finalists.

Emmanuel Mudiay: Mudiay comes in at seven and is playing his recruitment close to the vest. Arizona is definitely involved, but so are a lot of other schools. This one does not seem to be ending any time soon, but we should have a better feel for it once the basketball season begins. At this point, however, Arizona should be right in the thick of things.

Justise Winslow: The tenth best player is another one Arizona is heavily involved with and UA fans know a lot about. At this point, the general belief is that it will likely come down to Arizona, North Carolina, and Kansas. The Wildcats have a legitimate chance here and were helped by a recent visit. Winslow wants to take his time, but the UA is doing well here.

Parker Jackson-Cartwright: Coming in at 20, Jackson-Cartwright is eventually going to visit Arizona and we will know a lot more after that. This recruitment will likely come down to Arizona and UCLA, although others are trying to get involved. The fact that UCLA is so close will be something that works to its advantage, but Arizona is definitely right there.

Payton Dastrup: Dastrup is ranked at 27 and a prospect that Arizona is doing very well with. Dastrup is on record as saying the UA and Virginia are the leaders right now and if that is the case, the Wildcats will be hard to beat. This summer will tell us a lot, as there is a chance that the UA will continue to push and it would not be a surprise to see Dastrup earlier than originally expected.

Shaqquan Aaron: Aaron is another that has visited this summer and the 28th best prospect in his class has Arizona as one of his favorites. UNLV is another major contender and UConn is making a push as well. Aaron has consistently said he wants to take his time, but Arizona will be right there at the end.

Paul White: There is not a ton that is new to report with the 30th best prospect. Arizona is doing just fine with him and it will be interesting to see what happens when he wants to make a decision. It could be difficult to get him out of the Big-10, but he is a player to keep an eye on.

Malik Pope: This 35th best player is still somewhat of a sleeper, as he did not play at Pangos. However, his name will likely be more known after this summer when Arizona watches him. He does not have an offer at this point, but it would not be a surprise to see him earn one.

Jordan McLaughlin: McLaughlin is ranked 38th and it would not be a surprise to see him move up once he gets more exposure. Arizona has not seen him too much and an offer could come this summer if he performs well in front of the coaches. UCLA could be the school to beat right now, but it will be interesting to see what happens if Arizona gets more involved.

Stanley Johnson: Johnson comes in at 40 and Arizona is doing very well with him. If you were to say that the Wildcats are the leaders, we would be hard pressed to argue. Johnson will visit Arizona in August and we will see what kind of impact the Wildcats can make.

Kameron Chatman: Chatman's stock is increasing dramatically and Arizona was one of the first major schools to offer the 42nd ranked prospect. At this point, the Wildcats are staying involved, but the belief is that Washington is easily the school to beat due to a family connection with the coaching staff.

Khadeem Lattin: This 49th best player is one that a lot of people have not heard much about in a while, but he is definitely skilled. Baylor and Georgetown are doing well here, but Arizona is also involved. The Wildcats will definitely be watching him this summer because he is on Houston Hoops, so it should be interesting to see where the recruitment heads.

Dominique Collier: While there may be other point guards that seem to be of higher priority, this 59th best player is definitely an Arizona target. He has performed well as of late and could be close to becoming a national recruit. Collier has an Arizona offer and is definitely a player to keep a close eye on.

Isaiah Bailey: The 63rd best player does not yet have an Arizona offer, but the Wildcats continue to watch him heavily. He is the type of player that could get an offer down the road because his potential is definitely intriguing.


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