Basketball Recruiting Notebook

There were numerous tournaments throughout the country this past weekend. Read on to see news and numerous notes on Arizona prospects, including Myles Turner, Tyler Dorsey, and more.

With the coaching staff not allowed to be on the road, it is a bit of a quiet time for Arizona basketball right now. However, here is a notebook of the latest happenings in recruiting.

  • 2014 Euless (Texas) Trinity center Myles Turner is seeing his stock increase possibly more than anybody in the country and his performance at the Under Armour Invitational makes it easy to see why.

    "Turner certainly looks the part, as he's nearly 7-feet tall and has a lengthy frame,"'s Evan Daniels writes. "He gets up and down the floor with ease and is a very good all-around athlete. Defensively is where he stood out on Friday night. He uses his length and athleticism to block shots and reel in rebounds. Offensively he has a nice set of hands, but still needs to develop moves inside. There's a lot of potential here, but he's far from a finished product."

    Arizona is going aggressively after Turner and it looks to be paying off, as he says he wants to eventually take a visit to Tucson.

  • Arizona continues to pursue Roy (Utah) forward Brekkott Chapman, who was solid this past weekend.

    "Chapman was forced to the sidelines for most of the first half with foul trouble," Daniels writes. "Once the second half rolled around, the Carolina Wolves did a good job of keeping him at bay. Chapman, a 6-foot-7 forward, is talented and knows his role on the court. Although he did step out and shoot one three, he spent majority of his time in the paint. The lefty has good touch inside, will fight for position and is a solid athlete."

    Chapman will visit UCLA this weekend and could get an offer. At this point, he wants to take his time making a decision, but his recruitment should take more shape throughout the summer.

  • Milwaukee center Diamond Stone is ranked as the best player in 2015 and will basically have his choice of schools.

    "At his age, it'd be tough to find a better post scorer," writes. "Stone, who stands every bit of 6-foot-10, has a terrific set of hands, great touch around the rim and has the ability to step out and shoot jump shots. Stone was dominant for Young Legends against the Carolina Wolves, recording a triple-double. Not only did he score when he got touches inside, but he locked down the glass and blocked double-digit shots."

    Arizona has offered Stone, but so has pretty much everybody else and, if not, it seems like it is just a matter of time. Stone wants to take his time with his recruitment and it will not be easy for Arizona, but there is a ways to go here.

  • De'Ron Davis may be the top player in 2016 and played well at the Chicago Classic this past weekend.

    "It was another very solid day for Davis despite battling a little bit of a leg injury," Brian Snow writes. "Davis did an excellent job of blocking shots and then also was a beast rebounding the ball. Offensively he got to the foul line and knocked down shots. Now he must improve with his left around the rim, but he has good post moves for a young player."

    Davis is another player that is going to be a priority for a ton of schools and you can bet that Arizona is going to be among the ones recruiting him. You have already heard about him before, but you can plan on hearing more in the future.

  • Six-foot-9, 210-pound Elk Grove (Calif.) Laguna Creek 2014 small forward Malik Pope continues to rehab from his leg injury and is hoping that he will be back in action in July.

    "We're hoping he'll be good by July but we don't have a specific date," Team Superstar coach LeRohn Dodson tells "He's rehabbing three times a week and isn't running yet but he's shooting."

    Dodson also tells that Kansas, Gonzaga, San Diego State, USC, UCLA, Colorado, Georgetown and Arizona as programs recruiting Pope the hardest, but he does not intend to make a decision until the spring.

  • Tyler Dorsey continues to hear from plenty of schools, but has been consistent in saying where Arizona stands in his recruitment.

    "They've been recruiting me the hardest," he tells "They are showing a lot of interest, they are really trying to get me there soon, I'm taking my time though, I don't really know right now. I just want to take my time so I can make the right choice and not regret it later and de-commit.

    "I haven't built enough relationships, I want to take my time and make a good choice. Coaches can't really talk to me right now, my dad is talking to them mostly."

    The local schools are going to make Dorsey a major priority, but Arizona has been on him for a while now and should be in it until the end.

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