Basketball Recruiting Quick Hitters

There are plenty of recruiting news and notes surrounding the Arizona basketball program. Here's our best shot at catching readers up to speed.

Here are some notes from the U of A basketball and its latest recruiting notes:

  • Abdul Gaddy appears to be down to Arizona and UCLA, with unofficial and official visits to both schools in his immediate future. The word is that the Wildcats' decision to take Reger Dowell really hurt Arizona's chances of getting Gaddy, and that UCLA is very seriously in it. has tried to get in touch with Gaddy but he isn't responding to requests for interviews.

  • Meanwhile,'s Greg Hicks gives Gaddy props by ranking him as the top rated point guard on the West Coast, ahead of Elijah Johnson, Xavier Thames and Peyton Siva.

  • At small forward, Hicks rates UA commit Mike Moser as the second best prospect on the West Coast, with Solomon Hill at fourth. However, Hicks says that it's a deep class and that all four players are elite.

  • Other disappointing recruiting news comes from Phoenix, as it seems that the Wildcats are struggling to keep up with Arizona State, Memphis and others for Daniel Bejarano's services.

    Arizona was on Bejarano first, but ever since the assistant coaching changes, the U of A has been falling behind slowly but surely. Arizona has a lot of ground to make up if it wants to get back in the picture.

  • Another 2010 recruit that the Wildcats aren't doing a good job with is Josh Smith out of Seattle, who is leaning towards UCLA.

  • As if we didn't have enough bad news for Arizona and good news for UCLA, the Bruins just got a commitment from one-time U of A lean Tyler Lamb, a 2010 shooting guard out of Southern California. Lamb was at Arizona's Elite Camp in August.

  • Arizona is one of two schools – Stanford is the other – in the hunt for Andy Brown of Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei. Brown will probably go to Stanford if he gets accepted. If not, he should be a Wildcat.

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