Cats hosting two top-100 players this weekend

We all know the famous line from Wall Street, "greed is good". In the case of Arizona basketball that seems to be their new motto. The Cats have a class that is currently rated as 5th in the nation, but they aren't stopping there. This weekend they will host two more elite players.

The Wildcats already have top-25 prospects Jerryd Bayless and Jamelle Horne committed to the program. In addition they have verbal commitments from seven-footer Alex Jacobson, sweet shooting Zane Johnson and versatile guard Laval Lucas-Perry.

If that is not enough, the Wildcats will host forward Kyle Singler and big man Solomon Alabi this weekend.

Singler is a well-rounded forward who. At 6-9 he has the size to play inside and the mobility and shot to play on the wing. Singler,'s No. 1 rated SF, has an amazing feel for the game and is like a bigger, more athletic version of former Oregon star Luke Jackson.

The Medford, Oregon native has been linked to both Duke and UCLA, but at this time has visits set up to Arizona, Duke and Kansas. The Bruins and Washington also appear to be players.

Those close to Singler insist that a decision will not be made until he takes all three visits. He'll be in Durham next weekend and will venture to Lawrence, KS in mid-October.

Like Singler, Solomon Alabi will also take at least three visits before a decision comes down. Alabi is a 7-1 center from Nigeria who is playing ball in America at the Montverde Academy in Florida.

Alabi has been a fast riser in the class. A project at the beginning of the summer, Alabi quickly rose up the ranks despite returning to Africa at the end of the summer. He's currently's No. 8 center prospect and the No. 42 prospect overall. Alabi is becoming a great defender and his offensive game is rapidly improving.

At one time PF prospect J.J. Hickson was going to visit but he and the Wildcats mutually decided to end the recruitment.

The Wildcat coaches have been busy visiting players since it has become permissible and will be out to see many more over the next few weeks.

Among the players who will be seen by the end of the month include Drew Gordon, Matt Simpkins, Larry Drew, Jrue Holiday, Luke Babbitt, Anthony Crater, Steve Tchiengang, Anthony Jones and Emmanuel Negedu.

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