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Arizona Basketball Recruiting: Rondae Jefferson Joins Elliott Pitts In 2013 Class

Arizona's 2013 recruiting class has added its second member.

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Rondae Jefferson To Arizona: Wildcats Commit Discusses Decision

Rondae Jefferson becomes the second big time commitment in this recruiting cycle for Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats. Here is the interview between Jefferson and Point Guard U discussing his decision, where he talks about his ability to fit in as all the perks of playing in Tucson.

"I want to win," Jefferson said. "Everything I do is to help my team win, and I really think Arizona is a place where we can win a national championship."

Jefferson was impressed by all the usual selling points of the Arizona program: winning history, NBA tradition, national exposure, outstanding facilities, and the coaching staff. And Jefferson was equally impressed by the players on the team.

"I got to meet the guys on the team," said Jefferson. "Arizona is really talented, and I think I could bring a lot to that roster. I like to make plays for my teammates, so I love playing with talented players."

Here are the highlights of Jefferson in action.

Jefferson has a really impressive handle that allows him to do excellent things one-on-one with the dribble, controlling the ball and getting moving ahead. You can tell he possesses elite athleticism and an excellent wingspan that provides him with excellent versatility. He also seems to be able to finish efficiently at the rim and has a good idea of where to go without the basketball. All of those things should help him succeed in Sean Miller's offense.

Now that Arizona has a solid shooting guard in Elliott Pitts and an elite wing like Rondae Jefferson, Arizona can now start looking toward filling up their class with quality big man and strong guard talent.

Talk about the Jefferson commitment with Arizona basketball fans at Arizona Desert Swarm.


Rondae Jefferson Commits To Sean Miller, Arizona Wildcats

Rondae Jefferson, a five-star wing out of Pennsylvania and consensus top-20 recruit of the 2013 class, has committed to the Arizona Wildcats. Jefferson had visited Tucson twice in the last month and had an in-home visit with head coach Sean Miller on Thursday evening. He gave his pledge just moments ago.

Jefferson, who comes in at 6'7 and 190 pounds, was a key piece to UA's 2013 recruiting class. Elliott Pitts, a three-star guard, was the only other player committed to Arizona before today. Now with a talented guard and wing in the mix, the 'Cats can shift all their focus to star forward Aaron Gordon.

Jefferson will fill in nicely for the Wildcats next season as seniors Solomon Hill and Kevin Parrom depart the program. He is a very talented player and is a coach's dream on the court, especially given his reputation as a hard-nosed player who enjoys playing defense.

More to come shortly.

For more on the Wildcats, check out AZ Desert Swarm.


Rondae Jefferson Having In-Home Visit With Arizona Wildcats

Rondae Jefferson is a five-star wing from Pennsylvania and is one of the most sought-after recruits in the nation. After unofficially visiting Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats three weeks ago by himself, Jefferson took his official visit last weekend with his mother. After returning home to process the visit, coach Miller and the UA staff are heading across country for an in-home visit.

According to reports, Jefferson could give his pledge this evening. Here is CBS Sports with the latest.

Arizona has been the leader for five-star forward Rondae Jefferson throughout most of the past few months, and the Wildcats only extended their lead during Jefferson's official visit last weekend.

We reported Sunday that a commitment could be imminent, coming as early as this week. With Jefferson hosting the Wildcats' staff for an in-home visit Thursday, that announcement could be coming tonight.

Securing a commitment from the 6'7 wing would be huge for the Wildcats. Solomon Hill and Kevin Parrom are both seniors for the Wildcats and figure to play every minute at the three this season, which leaves a huge void in Tucson once they graduate. Jefferson could step in immediately and lead a team that should be very deep and talented at all other positions.

Jefferson is ranked as the 16th best player in the 2013 class, according to Rivals. Scout has him as the 10th best player, while ESPN lists him 14th.

Here is a recent highlight reel of Jefferson's play over the summer.

For more on Wildcats recruiting, check out AZ Desert Swarm.


Arizona Basketball Recruiting: Aaron Gordon Puts Wildcats In Top 5

The Arizona Wildcats are trying to keep the momentum up in recruiting. They've already secured a solid shooting guard prospect from the East Bay in Elliott Pitts. Could they stick in the Bay Area and land another big recruit in Aaron Gordon?

Gordon has long kept Arizona in the running for his recruitment along with schools like Washington, Kansas and Kentucky. Those four schools along with Oregon all made his official visit list, which probably gives Arizona a good shot at landing him.

According to Steve Jones of the Louisville Courier-Journal, Gordon had an in-home visit with Arizona on Monday and will then trip down to Tucson on October 19th. Gordon would provide Arizona with their most dynamic talent at the position since Derrick Williams, and would follow well in the footsteps of a player like Brandon Ashley. Getting Gordon would really boost Arizona for yet another recruiting class.

Talk about Gordon with Arizona basketball fans by heading on over to Arizona Desert Swarm.


Arizona Basketball Recruiting: Jabari Bird Will Announce Wednesday

Salesian forward Jabari Bird has made his decision on where he plans to attend college. Bird will announce his decision tomorrow and canceled all his remaining visits.

Arizona is considered an underdog in this race compared to schools like Washington and California, but there was one possibility in which the Wildcats could possibly get them. Aaron Gordon of Archbishop Mitty has long been considering the Wildcats, and Bird has mentioned the possibility of the two coming together and playing in college.

However, Arizona is probably underdogs in this race, especially after already receiving a commitment from another Bay Area prospect in Elliot Pitts. Cal is the only school Bird has visited and is probably the favorite. Washington is considered Bird's co-favorite although he has yet to take an official. Then Oregon and Colorado are next up in line, although they have yet to be visited either. It's looking good for the Golden Bears though.

Talk about Bird with Arizona basketball fans at Arizona Desert Swarm. Discuss Bird with Pac-12 basketball fans at Pacific Takes.


Arizona Basketball Recruiting: Aaron Gordon Sets In-Home Visit, Official Trip To Tucson

Aaron Gordon is arguably the best prospect on the west coast for the class of 2013. A 6'8 forward with incredible athleticism and touch around the basket, Gordon received scholarship offers to just about every big-name program in the country this past year.

Arizona and Washington have long been the favorites in his recruitment. Despite having these two programs at the top, Gordon has begun taking visits to various Pac-12 schools, including California and Colorado.

As the five-star forward continues to evaluate his options, he has set up an in-home visit with Sean Miller and an official visit to Tucson for the annual Red-Blue Game.

Here is the latest from Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star:

Sean Miller will have an in-home visit with Top 10 forward Aaron Gordon on Sept. 10, according to Gordon's high school coach.

Tim Kennedy, the coach at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif., said Gordon also plans to return to Arizona for an official visit around the Oct. 21 Red-Blue Game.

Elliott Pitts has been the lone 2013 commit for the Wildcats thus far, although coach Miller is very involved with many of the nation's elite prospects. Five-star wing Rondae Jefferson recently visited campus, while the 'Cats remain interested in five-star guards Keith Frazier and James Young.

For more on Wildcats recruiting, check out AZ Desert Swarm.


Arizona Basketball Recruiting: Five-Star Wing Rondae Jefferson Visiting UA

Sean Miller has earned a reputation on the recruiting trail as being one of the hardest working and most determined coaches out there when it comes to luring the nation's top talent to his program. One of Miller's top targets for the 2013 class, five-star wing Rondae Jefferson, is visiting Tucson this week and is reportedly leaning towards the Wildcats.

Here is the latest from Jefferson's Twitter page on Tuesday afternoon. He is out of Chester HS in Pennsylvania and is ranked as the No. 10 overall prospect in the country by Scout.

The addition of the 6'6 wing to the class would be absolutely huge for coach Miller and Arizona. The only two wings on the roster are seniors Solomon Hill and Kevin Parrom, who will both be gone after next season. Jefferson would immediately fill the void for the Wildcats and would be yet another piece to a program gaining momentum by the day.

Elliott Pitts, a four-star guard out of the Bay Area, gave his pledge to Arizona last week and is the first player to commit for the 2013 class. UA is expected to sign three or four players by the time the season wraps up.

For more on the Wildcats, head over to AZ Desert Swarm.


Arizona Basketball Recruiting: Four-Star Guard Elliott Pitts Commits To Wildcats

Arizona's 2013 recruiting class has added its first member.

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