Recruiting update: September 30th

The Wildcats are quickly running out of prospects. On Tuesday night Chris Douglas-Roberts committed to Memphis. As it stands right now, there are just two recruits left that the Wildcats are considering.

Right now the Cats are only going to add one more player. They seem to have ruled out signing a big man, so that leaves a guard as the final piece to the 2005 recruiting class.

The top candidate seems to be J.P. Prince. Prince visited and quickly his list trimmed down to Arizona and Vanderbilt.

"I don't have a leader. This weekend me and my family, we'll discuss this. Then by Wednesday of next week I'll know where I'll go to college."

If they can't land Prince they'll try to convince Lithuanian guard Martynas Pocius that Tucson is the place for him. Lute Olson was in New Hampshire to watch Pocius work out and was so impressed that he offered a scholarship.

Just a few weeks ago Kansas was the clear leader for Pocius, but that seems to have changed. He admitted that he first liked Kansas because it was the first school to show a lot of interest. Now he has a top five of the Jayhawks, Arizona, Duke, Utah and Texas.

Pocius is a skilled and efficient all-around player who can knock down the outside shot and also get to the basket with his deceptive athleticism. He makes good decisions and is extremely unselfish. Pocius still needs to refine his ballhandling skills and also work on his defense before he gets to the next level.

Pocius, who came to the United States last October, caught the eye of numerous scouts this past summer when he averaged 18 points per game overseas - and the word spread quickly.

The Wildcats seemed to have decided against adding a big man. A few weeks ago they were still considering the likes of Diamon Simpson and Kevin Rogers, but as of now it seems as if the Wildcats won't add any post players.

The Wildcat coaches are making a lot of visits to watch players work out. The bulk of these have been to see 2006 prospects.

Josh Pasnter has been on the road visiting the likes of Lance Thomas, Wayne Ellington and Kevin Durrant. Rodney Tention will check out Derrick Jasper, Brook and Robin Lopez, Daniel Deane and Joe Hardin.

The Cats may be host to some of the best 2006 prospects. Up to four players may be coming for Midnight Madness. James Keefe, Quincy Pondexter, Alex Stepheson and Seth Tarver are all slated to check out the festivities.

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