The decision for Arizona and Tyler Dorsey to part ways may have been the worst kept secret in recruiting circles and when the move finally went down on Saturday morning, speculation quickly turned to where Arizona would look to next.
If you have followed Sean Miller's recruiting, you know that there is not much of a worry that Arizona is going to be able to replace Dorsey with a legitimate shooting guard. In addition, you should know that this was not a spur of the moment type of deal and the coaching staff knows exactly what it wants to accomplish now that it has moved on.
At this point, the top target is likely 6-foot-4, 200-pound Las Vegas Findlay Prep shooting guard Allonzo Trier. The transfer to Findlay is a recent decision and one that should help Arizona, as it makes it much easier to go see him and the coaching staff has had plenty of success recruiting the school before.
Sean Miller had the opportunity to coach Trier at USA basketball and he proceeded to make the team. The offer came before the practices, but Trier making the team bodes well for the rare speculation as to whether or not he belongs on Arizona.
Trier did not come out and say that Arizona is the lone school at the top of his recruitment, but it is no secret that Arizona is going to be among the schools to beat.
"They are definitely at the top right now," Trier said recently. "There are some other schools up there with them, but with the success that they have had over the last few years and what they are building there, and the type of coach Sean Miller is, they are definitely up there."
There is no strict timeline for Trier and the goal is to get him on campus as soon as possible. There can't be any complaints about where the Wildcats stand and although it definitely is not a guarantee Trier will wind up at Arizona, the UA is in good shape as it stands now.
Another player that Arizona fans are familiar with is 6-foot-1, 185-pound Roselle Catholic (N.J.) guard Isaiah Briscoe.
There was a time when it seemed that Briscoe was almost a lock to be headed to Arizona, but he decided to slow the process down a bit and still has not picked a school. When Justin Simon committed alongside Dorsey, that basically ended any chance of Briscoe coming to Arizona.
Now that Dorsey is not coming to Tucson, it will be interesting to see if both parties decide there is a need for each other and to get back into the recruitment like they were before.
The main issue surrounding Briscoe's potential commitment is his desire to play point guard. It is a different issue than Dorsey because he is able to differentiate between the schools wanting him to play point and those wanting him to play shooting guard.
However, sources say that he would ideally like to play point and is more likely to choose a school that will let him do so.
Our guess is that Arizona won't need to look beyond these two players in order to replace Dorsey, but if it does, a player like Brandon Sampson could become more of an option.
Either way, Arizona fans should feel comfortable knowing that it would be extremely surprising if the coaching staff did not come out of this in good shape and with a plan that has been met.