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Miller, staff in Las Vegas to observe recruits at three AAU tournaments



Josh Jackson, the No. 1-ranked prospect in the Class of 2016, will put his skills on display for college coaches this week at the Fab 48 Tournament in Las Vegas.

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The July recruiting evaluation period for college coaches is coming closer to an end with this week’s AAU tournaments here at three different venues.

Arizona coach Sean Miller and members of his staff will be at various high school gyms and the Cashman Center near downtown Las Vegas between Wednesday and Sunday taking note of prospects on the way further down the road and those they want to cement with a commitment in the near future.

Most of Arizona’s Class of 2016 targets are in Las Vegas, including five-star talents small forward Josh Jackson and point guards Frank Jackson (no relation) and De’Aaron Fox.


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One marquee player will not be in Las Vegas as part of the Compton (Calif.) Magic Elite team — Five-star forward T.J. Leaf, the Arizona commit who is in Austria competing for Israel’s national team in the U18 World Championships.

Another top Arizona Class of 2016 target, 6-10 and 200-pound power forward Lauri Markkanen, is back home in Finland. North Carolina and Utah are his other top two choices.

The following slideshow shows some of the Arizona targeted recruits at the three different tournaments in Las Vegas. Click on “Next” to get started to look at the prospects and scheduling information (if you happen to be in Las Vegas) …


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