Three wings rise to the top

Arizona's pursuit of wing forwards has taken a subtle turn in the last few weeks. Now that coaches can go out and evaluate talent at AAU events, there has been a slight shift at the top of the Wildcat's wish list.

All evidence leads to the fact that the Wildcats would prefer to add a bigger small forward in the mold of Richard Jefferson or Andre Iguodala.

For almost a year it has seemed as if Martell Webster and Julian Wright were at the very top of the wish list and nothing has changed. The Cats still covet both of those players. Despite standing over 6-6, Webster is the nation's top shooting guard prospect and a sure-fire top-five players.

Webster has long favored the Wildcats, and nothing has changed. The Cats would like to get Webster on campus before the heart of the summer events begin.

Wright is not far behind. Wright is rated as the third-best small forward, but may actually be a combo-forward. At 6-8, the Chicago native is a great rebounder, and has the size to do some damage inside, but make no mistake, his strength is on the perimeter.

Lute Olson was in Chicago to meet with Wright and by all accounts the meeting went very well. Some close to the situation say that things went so well that Wright may now favor the Wildcats.

If that wasn't enough to spoil a Wildcat fan, Calvin Miles is not only interested, but he too has leapt to the top of the Wildcats' wish list, in a virtual dead heat with Webster and Wright.

Miles blew up at the Kingwood Classic and supposedly really impressed Olson and the rest of the Wildcat coaches. Miles is not only the No. 2 rated small forward in the class, but he's the very good friend of Kevin Rogers, a post player that the Wildcats are pursuing.

Apparently the Wildcats will accept a verbal commitment from any of the three. In classic Olson fashion it has become a first come, first serve situation. The first of the three will get the scholarship.

The Cats are not content to just chase the three. They are still heavily involved with Marcus Williams, David Huertas, Marcus Johnson, Marques Johnson and Derrick Brown.


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