Las Vegas Fab 48 Notebook: Day Three

Day three of the Las Vegas fab 48 is in the books and there are plenty of Arizona prospects in attendance. Read on for recruiting updates, evaluations, and more.

LAS VEGAS - Day two of the Fab 48 is in the books and several Arizona targets were on display for the coaching staff to observe.

We were able to watch several players throughout the day and, the majority of the time, there was a member of the Arizona staff on hand as well.

  • Derryck Thornton: Thornton's squad finished pool play undefeated and a lot of it had to do with how the young prospect performed.

    The soon-to-be high school freshman had both Sean Miller and Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar in attendance for his early game where he finished with 10 points and dished out several assists.

    You wouldn't know that Thornton hasn't even stepped foot on a high school campus, as he has advanced point guard skills.

    At this point, he is just appreciative of the early attention he is receiving.

    "It means a lot," Thornton said. "I'm just trying to play my best and play hard."

  • Chris McCullough: McCullough showed aggressiveness around the basket on both ends of the floor and has the makings of being a very strong post defender.

    Miller was in attendance for the 2014 forward's first contest and James Whitford was there for the later game. McCullough also had many other coaches watching - including St. John's coach Steve Lavin – and has performed well enough to where both Memphis and Indiana have offered him as well.

    McCullough lists Syracuse, St. Johns, Kansas, Memphis, Indiana, and UConn as the schools pursuing him the most.

    Arizona is in the mix as well, as McCullough's coach has a good relationship with an Arizona assistant.

    "Coach Book is my main recruiter," McCullough said. "But (I haven't been in contact with Arizona) since last month."

  • Cheick Diallo: The big man is just 15 years old, but also recently received an offer from Arizona.

    Diallo is relatively new to the United States, but his game is surprisingly well rounded both offensively and defensively.

    He showed grace on the offensive end of the floor and already dominates the paint defensively with great shot blocking ability.

    Combining with McCullough, Team Scan limited their opponents to less than 50 points each contest.

    Despite being 15 and still learning, Diallo is getting plenty of attention. We talked to Eric Jackovich after the game, who spoke on Diallo's behalf, and it seems Richardson is building a good relationship with them.

    "It's an honor that he got an offer from Arizona early," Jackovich said. "I told Book about him when he came here and they told me at Peach Jam they were going to offer him a scholarship."

  • Keith Frazier: Frazier has seen Sean Miller at every game he has played in Las Vegas. He has made sure to leave an impression with the coach, as he continues to light it up from long range and score a nice amount of points.

    Frazier has many schools interested, including Arizona, Texas A&M, Texas, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Houston, Alabama, Marquette, and Tennessee.

    His relationship with Miller and his staff is growing and it's certainly not hurting this recruitment.

    "Our relationship is good," Frazier said. "He's a nice coach; a pretty cool coach."

  • Jordan McLaughlin: McLaughlin was given an offer by Arizona after Thursday night and had James Whitford in attendance for his performance on Friday afternoon.

    The 2014 point guard continued to show confidence and plenty of aggressiveness as he led his team. He isn't afraid of driving the lane and was successful often in doing so. McLaughlin is excited at the prospect of potentially playing at Arizona.

    "It was pretty amazing," McLaughlin said about the offer. "That's a good spot for a point guard to go, so I am going to look into it."

  • Vance Jackson: Jackson is just entering his freshman year of high school, but he is already playing with the Belmont Shore 17-and-under squad. He has displayed a nice shooting stroke, but his playing time has been limited as he is on a squad with plenty of talent and experience.

    Jackson still has four years of high school ahead of him, but he already has his sights set on some big time programs.

    "I have a list," Jackson said. "UCLA, North Carolina, UConn, Kansas, Kentucky and Arizona."

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