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Arizona Wildcats offer 2018 4-star point guard Jalen Carey

Arizona Wildcats offer 2018 4-star point guard Jalen Carey

The search for a second point guard continues Even with offers out to highly-ranked point guards Jahvon Quinerly and Devon Dotson, Sean Miller’s search for second point guard commit in 2018 continues. On Monday, the Arizona Wildcats offered four-star point guard Jalen Carey. The New York native is the No. 60 player in his class and No. 11 point guard, according to 247Sports. Carey has seen his stock rise of late with impressive play on the Nike Basketball circuit. Blessed To Receive An Offer From The University Of Arizona ⬇️ #Beardown pic.twitter.com/e4J61KtFoW— Jalen carey...
Arizona Desert Swarm 5 hours ago
Arizona basketball: Chance Comanche playing in the Drew League

Arizona basketball: Chance Comanche playing in the Drew League

“My time will come,” Comanche tweeted. Where in the world is Chance Comanche? After going unselected in the 2017 NBA Draft in June, the former Arizona Wildcat has mostly been off the radar. Comanche surprisingly did not participate in any of the three NBA Summer League events (most likely because he did not receive an invite) and there have been no reports of him signing overseas. So, what is he up to? Comanche is playing in the Drew League in Los Angeles. Sweeeet Jumper by @comanche2414 @DrewLeague pic.twitter.com/qwga5IB0qz— Shereen Rayan (@SportsCrazee) July 22,...
Arizona Desert Swarm 19 hours ago
List of Arizona Wildcats in the NFL in 2017

List of Arizona Wildcats in the NFL in 2017

There are 14 ex-Wildcats on 12 different NFL teams NFL training camp is right around the corner and there are 14 former Arizona Wildcats holding down roster spots at the moment. The full list is below. Keep in mind that NFL teams are allowed to carry up to 90 players into training camp, and must cut down to 53 by the start of the regular season, so it’s unlikely that all of these former Wildcats will be on an NFL roster come September. New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski Cincinnati Bengals Marquis Flowers Pittsburgh Steelers Robert Golden Denver Broncos Will Parks Philadelphia...
Arizona Desert Swarm 23 hours ago
Arizona Wildcats, Indiana Hoosiers planning multi-year series, per report

Arizona Wildcats, Indiana Hoosiers planning multi-year series, per report

The battle of the Millers will reportedly begin in 2019-20 It’s Miller time. The Arizona Wildcats and Indiana Hoosiers are finalizing a multi-year series that will pit Sean and Archie Miller against each other for three consecutive seasons starting in 2019, according to Jon Rothstein on FanRag Sports. Rothstein reports the official dates and times are still being worked out, but the framework calls for Indiana to visit Tucson in 2019-20 and Arizona to play in Bloomington in 2020-21. The final year of the series, Rothstein reports, will be held at Madison Square Garden during the 2021-22...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 23, 2017
Arizona football depth chart: Brian Knorr looks to turn Wildcats’ special teams around in 2017

Arizona football depth chart: Brian Knorr looks to turn Wildcats’ special teams around in 2017

The bar is low The Arizona Wildcats’ special teams unit will be under new leadership in 2017, with former Ohio State assistant Brian Knorr taking over for Charlie Ragle, who left for a special teams job with the California Golden Bears. Special teams have been an absolute disaster at Arizona for the past five seasons, particularly in the return game. There have only been three punt returns brought in for a score since Rich Rodriguez arrived in Tucson in 2012. Meanwhile, Arizona has had one kickoff returned for a touchdown in the past five years, and it was Cayleb Jones who returned an...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 23, 2017
Wildcat Radio Podcast: Arizona and ASU football previews

Wildcat Radio Podcast: Arizona and ASU football previews

Wildcat Radio's Bryant Conger and Rick Powell are joined by Arizona Desert Swarm's Ronnie Stoffle to break down A Completely Uncalled for Pac-12 Football Preview. They start with everyone's favorite in the Arizona Wildcats and end with, well, everyone's least favorite in the Arizona State Sun Devils. The podcast breaks down each team by position with insight into QB battles, depth chart and coaching hot seat for each team. Listen to the Wildcat Radio Podcast by playing below, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, TuneIn Radio, Google Play, or any other podcast player.
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 22, 2017
Arizona football depth chart: Wildcats’ 2017 offensive line is experienced and thin

Arizona football depth chart: Wildcats’ 2017 offensive line is experienced and thin

Yes, you can have both When you look at the failures surrounding the Arizona Wildcats in 2016, you can point most fingers of blame towards the offensive line. Now heading into 2017, the group should be better thanks to the tough experience, but health will be the key thing to watch up front if the Wildcats want to regain some past offensive success. KEY LOSSES: Freddie Tagaloa KEY RETURNERS: Jacob Alsadek, Nathan Eldridge, Layth Friekh, Gerhard de Beer, Christian Boettcher, Levi Walton, Cody Creason, Michael Eletise KEY NEWCOMERS: Maisen Knight Over the past several years, the position...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 22, 2017
Arizona football: Matt Dudek leaving program to join Michigan coaching staff

Arizona football: Matt Dudek leaving program to join Michigan coaching staff

Another member of the staff gone The Arizona Wildcats will be without one more member of the coaching staff this season, as FootballScoop has reported that Matt Dudek will be leaving Arizona to join Jim Harbaugh at Michigan as their new director of recruiting. An announcement is expected to be made on Monday at Big Ten media day. This move has been rumored for the past month, and suspicion was raised as Dudek recently changed his Twitter handle from AZ_Matty_D to Thee_Matty_D. For the past month on his Twitter profile, he has been posting pictures of him and his family vacationing. Dudek...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 22, 2017
Arizona basketball recruiting: Marvin Bagley III’s reclassification, pending visits, and latest offers

Arizona basketball recruiting: Marvin Bagley III’s reclassification, pending visits, and latest offers

A mid-summer recruiting roundup With the majority of the summer AAU season’s coming to an end, the recruitments of the nation’s top players have started to rev into high gear. Below is a quick synopsis of where the Arizona Wildcats stand with the most notable targets. Marvin Bagley III Let’s be honest, he’s the only person Arizona fans (and, well, everyone else) cares about at the moment. He’s looking to reclassify and will visit Tucson the first week of August. Currently, Bagley is visiting Duke and then will head west. Stay tuned. Bol Bol The MVP of the Nike EYBL season, Bol...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 22, 2017
Arizona basketball: First look at Wildcats’ 2017 freshman class

Arizona basketball: First look at Wildcats’ 2017 freshman class

Except Alex Barcello, who unfortunately did not post a picture on social media There is a lot of hype surrounding the Arizona Wildcats’ 2017 freshman class, and Friday we got to see the first look of them in red and blue, as the team had its photo day. Take a look: (Note: Alex Barcello did not post a picture on social media, hence his absence here.) Ira Lee A post shared by Ira "Blasiankid™" Lee (@leetime11) on Jul 21, 2017 at 3:26pm PDT Lee, from Southern California, is a 6-foot-8 forward, ranked 57th in the 2017 class. DeAndre Ayton Arizona Our Time Has Come‼️...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 21, 2017
Arizona football: 5 freshmen who could make an immediate impact in 2017

Arizona football: 5 freshmen who could make an immediate impact in 2017

These freshmen will get their shot this season Freshmen will contribute a lot for the Arizona Wildcats in 2017 for two reasons. For one, there’s a lack depth at several positions and there have been too many injuries under this regime to think that this roster can stay healthy. And secondly, when comparing this freshman class to others, it seems to have a lot more talent from top to bottom (to be fair, the 2014 class looked great on paper and turned out to be the biggest disappointment of them all). For the 2016 class, seven of the 17 true freshmen played last season in some capacity,...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 21, 2017
Arizona football depth chart: Wildcats’ linebackers are a question mark in 2017

Arizona football depth chart: Wildcats’ linebackers are a question mark in 2017

Arizona’s linebacker is young and inexperienced, but there is some talent If there is one defensive group for the Arizona Wildcats that is going through a major overhaul, it’s the linebacker corps. The group has lost its top tacklers and added a new coach. Defensive coordinator Marcel Yates coached the linebackers last year before moving over to cornerbacks for the 2017 season. His replacement, former Nevada defensive coordinator Scott Boone, has made a positive impression on the group so far. Key Losses: Paul Magloire Jr., Michael Barton, Cody Ippolito, John Kenny Key Returners:...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 21, 2017
Lauri Markkanen given 33/1 odds to be NBA Rookie of the Year

Lauri Markkanen given 33/1 odds to be NBA Rookie of the Year

Not much love for the 7th overall pick After seeing the rookies perform in NBA Summer League, Bovada has updated its odds for the Rookie of the Year award. Lauri Markkanen is in the conversation — barely. The former Arizona Wildcats forward was given 33/1 odds to win the award, tied for the worst odds among listed players. Here is the full list: Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers — 5/2 Dennis Smith, Dallas Mavericks — 3/1 Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers — 7/2 Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics — 5/1 Markelle Fultz, Washington Huskies — 9/1 De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings — 9/1 Josh...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 20, 2017
Arizona basketball recruiting: 5-star guard Josh Christopher talks Wildcats offer and Nike Peach Jam

Arizona basketball recruiting: 5-star guard Josh Christopher talks Wildcats offer and Nike Peach Jam

Sean Miller and Lorenzo Romar are the lead recruiters Arizona basketball truly never stops. The Arizona Wildcats recently offered Josh Christopher, a 2020 shooting guard inside ESPN’s Top 25. The Lakewood, Calif. native is listed at 6-foot-4, 190 pounds. With Christopher entering into this sophomore year in high school, he’s in the early stages of the craziness that is college basketball recruiting. Christopher said Arizona, California, UC Santa Barbara, Florida State, and USC are pursuing him the most. He also mentioned Tulane, Virginia, Liberty, and University of San Diego as...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 20, 2017
Arizona football: Could ex-Oregon receiver Darren Carrington join the Wildcats?

Arizona football: Could ex-Oregon receiver Darren Carrington join the Wildcats?

Should Rich Rodriguez take a flyer on the exiled receiver? The Arizona Wildcats could be in play for ex-Oregon Ducks wide receiver Darren Carrington, who was recently dismissed from the team after being charged with a DUI. John Canzano of the Oregonian reported Wednesday that “more than one Pac-12 coach” is interested in the exiled receiver. More than one Pac 12 coach told me today he was interested in Darren Carrington... the ex-Ducks receiver spent the day at Utah.— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) July 19, 2017 The 6-foot-2, 200 pound San Diego, Calif. native was a big time...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 20, 2017
Arizona basketball recruiting: 2018 5-star forward Nazreon Reid planning to visit Wildcats

Arizona basketball recruiting: 2018 5-star forward Nazreon Reid planning to visit Wildcats

The big man also plans to visit Kansas, Kentucky, and UCLA Five-star forward Nazreon Reid has started to narrow his list of schools, and the Arizona Wildcats have made the cut. The 2018 prospect told Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com that he has already set visit dates to UCLA and Kansas, and also wants to visit Arizona and Kentucky. Reid visited LSU at the end of June for his first of five official visits. “I should be making a visit [to Arizona], not sure when,” he said. Reid officially has a top seven of Kentucky, Louisville, Seton Hall, Arizona, UCLA, Kansas, and LSU. The 6-foot-9...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 19, 2017
Kobi Simmons buys his mom a Range Rover after signing with Memphis Grizzlies

Kobi Simmons buys his mom a Range Rover after signing with Memphis Grizzlies

Being a professional basketball player isn’t all that bad Kobi Simmons officially signed his first contract as a professional basketball player last week, inking a two-way deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. And it appears one of his first purchases was a car for his mother. More specifically, a Range Rover: Got My Mama A Surprise Today Love You Mama❤️There Is nothing I can ever do to repay you but that will not stop me from trying❣️❣️Love!❤️ pic.twitter.com/QORRBiIKfy— Kobi Simmons (@JordanKobi) July 20, 2017 Simmons will have a base salary of $75,000 in his rookie...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 19, 2017
Arizona football: Wildcats’ 2017 over/under win total set at 5.5

Arizona football: Wildcats’ 2017 over/under win total set at 5.5

Would six wins be enough to keep Rich Rodriguez in Tucson? Will the Arizona Wildcats make it to a bowl game this season? According to Bovada, it’s a toss up. The Las Vegas oddsmakers formulated an over/under win total for each college football program, and Arizona’s is 5.5. That is tied for the third-worst mark in the Pac-12. Oregon State sits at 5.5, too, while Arizona State and Cal are below the Wildcats at 5 and 3.5 wins, respectively. The rest of the win totals in the Pac-12 show some uncertainty in the conference, as six teams range between 5.5 and 7.5 wins. Here is the full...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 19, 2017
Kadeem Allen signs two-way contract with Boston Celtics

Kadeem Allen signs two-way contract with Boston Celtics

He will be spending most of his rookie season in the G League Kadeem Allen is officially a member of the Boston Celtics. The former Arizona Wildcats guard inked a two-way contract with the team Wednesday. The Celtics have signed rookie guard @AllenKadeem to a two-way contract. : https://t.co/E3qfPV4fli pic.twitter.com/Yp8oD0CqmH— Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 19, 2017 As a two-way player, Allen can only spend a maximum of 45 days on the Celtics’ active roster. The rest of the time he will be playing for the Maine Red Claws, Boston’s G League affiliate. Allen will make a base...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jul 19, 2017
Arizona football depth chart: Cornerbacks have room to grow under Marcel Yates

Arizona football depth chart: Cornerbacks have room to grow under Marcel Yates

A new cornerback coach could help this group tremendously The Arizona Wildcats have a new coach in charge of the cornerbacks this season, with defensive coordinator Marcel Yates taking over for Donté Williams, who left for Nebraska. Arizona’s personnel has not changed much, only losing DaVonte’ Neal, who eventually lost his starting job to Jace Whittaker just before the midway point of the season. With redshirt senior Dane Cruikshank coming off his first season as a starter, the Wildcats have two solidified corners. Key losses: DaVonte’ Neal Key Returners: Dane Cruikshank, Jace...

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