Las Vegas Fab 48 Recruiting Notebook

The Las Vegas Fab 48 has plenty of Arizona prospect in attendance. Read on for an update on their recruitments.

LAS VEGAS - Day one of the Fab 48 Tournament in Las Vegas is in the books and many current and potential Arizona targets were in action on Thursday. We were able to catch up with numerous prospects throughout the day.


Dakarai Allen: Allen had a strong game offensively in a losing effort on Thursday morning. UA head coach Sean Miller was in attendance for his this game and – according to Allen – the UA coach recently extended an offer.

"They just offered me," Allen said. "I really appreciate it."

Even with the opportunity to be a Wildcat, Allen still seems to prefer another program .

"Right now, San Diego State is the leader" Allen said.

Arizona, San Diego State, Colorado, UCLA, and USC are showing the most interest.


Jordan McLaughlin: McLaughin is a point guard that Miller is keeping an eye on. He is excited at the idea of potentially playing at a school that has produced many great point guards.

"They get up and down," McLaughlin said. "That would be a great place for a point guard to go."

McLaughlin lists Arizona, UConn, North Carolina, UCLA, Washington, Gonzaga, USC and San Francisco as the programs giving him the most attention.

Malik Pope: The 2014 forward is a player Arizona has been keeping an eye on, but Pope doesn't have much of a relationship with the Wildcats' staff yet.

"I really haven't met them," Pope said. "I have only talked to them once."

Pope is receiving the most attention from Washington, Colorado, UNLV and Baylor.

Shaqquan Aaron: Aaron is a player that the Arizona staff has been observing for a while now and the 2014 guard prospect has built a strong line of communication with the UA coaches in that time frame.

"I have a great relationship with them," Aaron said.

Aaron isn't favoring anyone at this point in time and believes his recruitment is only growing.

"I have no favorites," Aaron said. "There are a lot more schools. It's picking up now."


Tyler Dorsey: Dorsey – a fast-rising 2015 guard -- was bothered by a slight injury to his ankle and he admitted afterwards that it affected his game. He still performed well despite being on the wrong end of a blowout.

After the game, Dorsey commented on his relationship with the Wildcats coaches.

"I have a good relationship with them," Dorsey said. "I keep in touch."

For now, Dorsey names Arizona, UConn, Illinois, and "all of the Pac-12" as the programs showing the most interest.

Brodricks Jones: The big man is still young (entering his sophomore season), but has he developed any favorites in the early stages of his recruitment?

"Not really," Jones said. "I'm just focused on basketball right now."

Jones is keeping his recruitment wide open right now as he listed UCLA, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Ohio State and Louisville as programs he is looking at.

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