Hoops Notes

With the Wildcat basketball season over, there is a lot still going on. Players may be moving, recruiting is in full swing and no one is standing pat on a year that ended too early.

Though no announcement has been scheduled, it has become obvious that Marcus Williams intends to turn pro. Multiple sources have confirmed that Williams intends to enter the NBA draft and hire an agent, effectively ending his college eligibility.

Although the rumor mill has been running rampant about his impending transfer, it sounds like Nic Wise has no intention of leaving the program. He's been told that he will get a fair shake at winning the starting point guard job next fall.

Things are not so clear for Fendi Onobun. Onobun had a very positive meeting with Lute Olson but there is no guarantee the junior-to-be will return.

The Arizona Republic ran a column a few days ago reporting various coaching rumors. One of them had Lute Olson announcing his retirement at the Final Four and being replaced by Mike Montgomery. That rumor was quickly dismissed. "Why would he be out on the road recruiting if he was planning on retiring?" said one source close to the program.

Olson and Josh Pastner were in Florida to check out players at Montverde Academy. 2008 guard Dashan Harris has been listing the Wildcats, but he did not get to work out for the Arizona coaches due to an injury.

Arizona coaches were supposed to be in Sacramento to watch signee Alex Jacobson and recruit Drew Gordon battle in the California state title game. Due to a storm, the flight to California was cancelled.

Jacobson struggled with foul trouble in the game as Gordon got the best of him. Several times Jacobson bought the fake and left his feet. The seven footer has a lot of potential, but he's got a lot to learn to play at the next level.

Good news is that Gordon may be planning on making an unofficial visit to Tucson in April. The Bay Area big man is probably the best big the Cats are still involved with in the 2008 class. Getting him to Tucson would be a huge move in his recruitment.


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