6:44 PM EDT, Tue September 17, 2019
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What Lauren Ware’s commitment means for Arizona

Lauren Ware announced her commitment to Arizona on Sept. 7, 2019. The 5-star post player has given her verbal to Arizona women’s basketball and volleyball It was an anxious 24 hours for those who follow Arizona women’s basketball. On Friday afternoon, top 100 recruit Lauren Ware posted on social media that she would make her commitment public the folllowing day. On Saturday, it became official that she was planning to head to Tucson next year. What does that mean for the Wildcats? The answer is, “A lot,” both on the court and off. Even during the best of the Joan Bonvicini years,...

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Arizona freshman WR Boobie Curry is ‘nicked up’, has yet to play in 2019

Photo by Ryan Kelapire Despite being listed as a co-starter, freshman wide receiver Boobie Curry has not played in the Arizona Wildcats’ first two games of 2019. Head coach Kevin Sumlin said Monday that the former four-star recruit is “nicked up”, though the nature and severity of the injury was not disclosed because Sumlin does not discuss those things. However, it sounds like Sumlin expects Curry to return this season and boost an inexperienced wide receiving corps that has been pretty solid so far, albeit in a limited sample size. “We didn’t really know what we had coming...

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Freshman QB Grant Gunnell shines in debut vs. NAU

Photo by Mike Christy / Arizona Athletics While there were plenty of standout performers from the Arizona Wildcats’ dominant 65-41 victory over Northern Arizona, one player that UA fans were particularly excited to see was freshman quarterback Grant Gunnell. The highly touted recruit from Texas—and the man who is widely expected to be Arizona’s quarterback of the future—made his first appearance for the Wildcats on Saturday night against the Lumberjacks (splitting time with Khalil Tate and Rhett Rodriguez) and scintillated in his college debut. Gunnell went 9-11 with 151 yards...

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5-star recruit Lauren Ware commits to Arizona women’s basketball

Adia Barnes does it again Five-star recruit Lauren Ware committed to the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday. The 6-foot-5 post player is the No. 30 player in the 2020 class, according to ESPN. Ware’s other finalists were UCLA, Tennessee, Texas and Minnesota. She is the second-highest ranked recruit the school has ever reeled in, only behind sophomore forward Cate Reese, who was the No. 12 player in 2018 and averaged 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds as a freshman in 2018-19. As a junior, Ware averaged 17.3 points, 11.1 rebounds, 4.6 blocks and 2.1 assists per game at Century High School in Bismarck,...