What's next for Arizona?

Arizona has received a commitment from Elliott Pitts and now turns its attention to two players. Read on for the next step for Arizona in the 2013 class.

When 6-foot-5, 180-pound Concord (Calif.) De La Salle shooting guard Elliott Pitts took a visit to Arizona not too long ago, the belief is that he would take his time throughout the recruiting process and Arizona would still have to fight with Georgetown and Washington to get him.

On Sunday, that belief was proven wrong with a commitment to Arizona and now that the Wildcats have their first player for 2013, the next step seems clear.

Arizona wanted to add a shooter and player that would be able to thrive at Arizona for likely four years. Pitts is exactly that type of player and one that Sean Miller was very impressed with when he saw him play in Las Vegas.

Now that Arizona has received a commitment from Pitts, its full attention will turn to Dallas shooting guard Keith Frazier and Pennsylvania small forward Rondae Jefferson.

While these two players have been long thought to be Arizona's top priorities, it now makes it easier for Arizona to recruit both of them knowing that there is already one other piece in place.

In addition, both players know the same and this certainly helps in their recruitment because the players that a school brings in the same class as elite recruits always matter.

Make no mistake about it, both Frazier and Jefferson are the two main priorities left in the class, although Aaron Gordon is right there as well. The difficulty with Gordon is in getting him away from Washington, so it makes sense to call the other two priorities mainly because of not only how bad Arizona wants them, but because of the realism there as well.

Arizona fans are plenty familiar with Keith Frazier, as he has visited Tucson before and Sean Miller has been at every game of his this summer.

Frazier is the type of player that may only be in college for one year because of his ability to score and his potential for becoming even better at it.

As of now, Frazier is likely down to Arizona and Texas A&M, although Memphis is trying to get involved as well. The public belief is that Frazier will wait until the spring to decide, but recruiting momentum has a funny way of changing things and it will be interesting to see if Frazier sticks to that.

In terms of Jefferson, his recruitment is a bit more new for Arizona, but one in which the Wildcats are heavily involved in. At this point, a very legitimate argument can be made that the Wildcats are the leader for his services.

He has consistently maintained that he will decide on his birthday in January and there is no reason to believe that is not true, especially considering he will very likely take an official visit to Arizona sometime this year.

Elliott Pitts' commitment is a very big one for numerous reasons and it also makes the picture much more clear for where Arizona goes from here.


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