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Arizona's Sean Miller continues to thrive in recruiting. Picks up a pledge last night from one of the top players in 2015 — Tyler Dorsey.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) January 11, 2014
— Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) January 10, 2014
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With an extended stay in the Los Angeles area this weekend after defeating UCLA Thursday, Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller must feel right at home.
In a matter of 72 hours, Miller and Co. can defeat the arch-rival Bruins in an important Pac-12 game at Pauley Pavilion, snag the commitment of California’s best Class of 2015 prospect (combo guard Tyler Dorsey of L.A.’s St. John Bosco High School) and achieve the best start in the program’s history if the Wildcats defeat USC at the Galen Center tomorrow.
The Golden State can turn cardinal red and navy blue this weekend.
In terms of recruiting the top talent California has to offer, it’s been that way the last three years with Miller and his staff landing that state’s top player:
2011: Josiah Turner of Sacramento
2012: Brandon Ashley of San Francisco and Grant Jerrett of Chino Hills
2013: Aaron Gordon of San Jose
2014: Stanley Johnson of Santa Ana
And now 2015: Dorsey of Los Angeles. He has yet to sign but is expected to do so next November heading into his senior season.
The memorable and monumental weekend can be capped tomorrow night at USC, which has lost three out of its last five games but won at Dayton (coached by Archie Miller) in overtime during that span.
A victory by the top-ranked Wildcats would earn the team its best start in the program’s history, topping the 16-0 start by Fred Enke Sr.’s 1931-32 team that finished 18-2. It would also give Arizona its longest winning streak (eight games) as the No. 1 team. The 2002-03 team won seven straight games as No. 1 before losing to UCLA in the Pac-10 tournament.