Arizona Basketball

Five-Star guard Josh Green chooses Arizona

And Sean Miller continues to roll … in recruiting. Five-star recruit Josh Green committed to Arizona.

In a video that lasted one minute, 45 seconds he said, “I choose to be an Arizona Wildcat” as he unzipped a sweat suit top to reveal Arizona.

Green becomes the 7th five-star player to commit to UA and second in this recruiting class as Nico Mannion committed last month. On Wednesday, Mannion, a summer-league teammate of Green’s, tweeted “it will be a sunny day in Tucson tomorrow.”

Josh Green (courtesy of Matt Moreno,

And, indeed it is.

Green, a 6-foot-6 guard who plays at IMG Academy in Florida, chose Arizona over North Carolina, USC, UNLV and Kansas, although it was likely down to the final two of Arizona and North Carolina. He’s noted for his 6-foot-10 wingspan, which makes him a versatile player on defense as well. A couple of years ago, Green and former UA star Deandre Ayton were teammates at Phoenix Hillcrest Prep.

During the recruiting process, Green said he admired that Arizona has been on his recruiting process for three years and that he has a relationship with UA.

All the commitments come on the heels of the first FBI trial involving pay-for-play activities involving schools. Arizona has been listed as one of those schools with Sean Miller’s, former coach Book Richardson and former UA assistant coach Joe Pasternack all expected to be mentioned in the ongoing trial. Richardson goes on trial in April of 2019.


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