Sean Miller went international – again.
This time, Miller may have picked up his jewel of the recruits for the incoming year in 6-foot-9 big man Azuolas Tubelis from Lithuania.
It makes six international players Miller has signed for the upcoming season.
Azuolas has been a primary target for a number of months. Arizona also took his twin brother, Tautvilas, in the latest – and last – recruits for UA. Tautvilas is 6-7.
Azuolas is considered one of the best Euro prospects.
Arizona International Wildcats Class of 2020Sean Miller and his staff have recruited six international players in addition to Phoenix product Dalen Terry.
|Daniel Batcho||C||6-10||220||Paris, France|
|Tibet Gorener||F||6-8||220||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Kerr Kriisa||G||6-2||175||Tartu, Estonia|
|Ben Mathurin||F||6-5||195||Montreal, Canada|
|Azuolas Tubelis||F||6-9||231||Vilnius, Lithuania|
|Tautvilas Tubelis||F||6-6||210||Vilnius, Lithuania|
“Their campus is amazing, they have great fans and they are among best universities in college basketball,” Azuolas Tubelis said told ESPN upon committing to UA. “Arizona has had similar players, like Derrick Williams for example, who coach Sean Miller developed, and I believe that will help me. Their assistant coach, Jack Murphy, has followed me since the Basketball Without Borders camp in Chicago and built a strong relationship with us.
“I believe that league fits me well and I also get a chance to play together with my brother. This is a great opportunity for him, which I think he deserves. The transition to [the] U.S. will be easier for me with my brother, so I am very excited to be able to play together with him once again.”
Arizona now has six non-United States born players in the incoming class.
The twins will join: big man Daniel Batcho (France), point guard Kerr Kriisa (Estonia), wing Ben Mathurin (Canada-Ethiopia) and forward Tibet Gorener (Turkey).