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Arizona Wildcats Countdown to Tip-off Slideshow: Day No. 5



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Nick Johnson hardly got any mention for Pac-12 Player of the Year at the start of last season and look what happened.

I’ve seen that form before in AAU tournaments. I can’t argue with that.

Class of 2015 big man prospect Stephen Zimmerman from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman posted this photo late last night during his official visit. He must love McKale’s new look.


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Chad Ford’s analysis of Stanley Johnson: Ranks him the No. 2 wing prospect behind Kansas’ Kelly Oubre and the No. 6 prospect overall out of 100.
“Johnson already has the body of a NBA veteran and plays with a toughness and motor that make him fun to watch. Johnson goes hard every night, but he must add a consistent perimeter game to be a star. That concern over his shooting ability means that some scouts have players like Kevon Looney and Mario Hezonja ranked higher. But if Johnson can put it all together this season? He could be a top-three draft pick.”


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Sean Miller coached Zimmerman this summer with the Team USA Under-18 team. They are just getting reacquainted.

[/ezcol_1half_end] publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He also writes articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.

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