Arizona Wildcats social media reactions: Basketball recruiting

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Troy Brown Jr., a Class of 2017 recruit from Las Vegas Centennial High School is drawing attention from college hoops' heavy hitters (Ballislife.com video, click on photo to access video)

Troy Brown Jr., a Class of 2017 recruit from Las Vegas Centennial High School is drawing attention from college hoops’ heavy hitters (Ballislife.com video, click on photo to access video)


The ESPN Insider article of Class of 2015 combo guard Justin Simon mentions: “Simon (No. 27 in ESPN 100) is more import than export to the preps. He was a well known before he arrived at Brewster, but he has freakish length (6’5” and 185 pounds) and phenomenal defensive instincts that will be on par with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, all while adding great size, vision and distributing skills at the point.”

Findlay Prep’s Allonzo Trier was impressed like most of us of about T.J. McConnell’s 21-point performance against Oregon on Thursday night.

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Trier’s teammate at Findlay, Class of 2016 explosive point guard Derryck Thornton, is set to visit Kentucky after attending the ASU-Arizona game last week at McKale Center.


Post player Chance Comanche (6’10” and 205) was the MVP of the recent MaxPreps Holiday Classic in California.


On the plaque, other than Arizona recruiting target Stephen Zimmerman of Las Vegas Bishop Gorman: Sean Miller, Stanley Johnson and Allonzo Trier. Miller was an assistant coach of the 2014 USA Men’s U18 National Team that won the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Colorado Springs.


Class of 2016 power forward T.J. Leaf of El Cajon (Calif.) Foothills Christian has a versatile game at 6’9″ and 205.

Simon’s flair for the game will be a hit at McKale Center next season.

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