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Budinger is the No. 11 overall prospect in the class and the No. 4 small forward. He averaged over 27 points a game for La Costa Canyon HS near San Diego and was a vital component of the SoCal All-Stars, one of the best AAU teams on the summer circuit this year.
Budinger is the Wildcats' top target in the 2006 class. Lute Olson watched every game that Budinger played in at the Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas and was at almost every other event that he could attend over the spring and summer. Budinger came out for the Lute Olson Elite Camp in June and received the hard sell from a number of former Wildcat greats including Andre Iguodala, Richard Jefferson and Luke Walton.