ARIZONA BASKETBALL

Arizona basketball adds another top recruit in Zeke Nnaji

Nov 24, 2018, 1:08 PM | Updated: 6:13 pm
FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, Arizona coach Sean Miller calls out during a first-round...
FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, Arizona coach Sean Miller calls out during a first-round game against Buffalo in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Boise, Idaho. When specifics about Title IX reporting requirements were added to Miller’s contract this year, the school said to expect similar language in its other coaching contracts. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Arizona basketball began the season unranked, but coach Sean Miller is gearing up for a big 2019-20 season for his program.

Four-star power forward Zeke Nnaji from Minnesota has committed to Arizona next season, making the Wildcats the No. 1 recruiting class in 247Sports’ rankings for 2019. He’s ranked No. 35 in the class of 2019 by 247Sports.

Joining Nnaji is five-star recruits Nico Mannion and Josh Green, four-star guard Terry Armstrong and three-star center Christian Koloko.

Nnaji, chose Arizona over offers from some of the leading recruiting schools, including Pac-12 conference rival UCLA.

The Wildcats are currently 4–2 with losses from ranked teams in Gonzaga (3) and Auburn (6). They were picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 preseason poll. Arizona earned 205 points and one first-place vote. Rival Arizona State earned 165 points to come in sixth place in the poll.

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