Arizona recenrly landed its first commitment for 2016 in Lauri Markkanen and continues to prioritize a handful of others.
One such player is Irving (Texas) MacArthur high school shooting guard Andrew Jones.
“Arizona stays in touch with me as much as possible,” Jones said. “They like how I play defense and they like that I work really hard at what I do.
"We’ve built a pretty good relationship here in the past couple months or since the summer. All my interactions with them have been very good.”
The four-star guard has already visited Arizona.
“I had a good time when I went on the visit," Jones said. "Coach Miller seems like a really good guy and somebody that is a good coach to be around. They’ve shown me a lot of attention from an early stage and they really haven’t let up.”
Like most players in Texas, there is a pull for Jones to stay home.
“Playing in the state of Texas is a thing that would be good for any in state kid," Jones said. "The schools like Texas, Baylor and Texas A&M here are good and my family would get to see me play a lot of the games."
Those are not the only schools involved and Jones realizes he has a tough decision coming.
“Louisville is like Arizona," Jones said. "It’s a great program and not that far away either. This is going to be one of the hardest decisions of my life. Either way, I would like to make a decision by January.”