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Sean Miller is beginning to rebuild Arizona focusing on three and four-year players to get them back as favorites in the PAC-12. There has been a fall in production recently in Arizona and the way to get back is having veteran teams. There has been previous success going for international players in Lauri Markkanen, DeAndre Ayton and Josh Green. However, all these players are one and done guys, so the key will be for Sean Miller to keep these guys there for the long term for real success. Arizona is building back up and should be back in the National Championship picture in the years to come.


Azuolas Tubelis, Lithuania, 6’9″, PF, 4*

Azuolas Tubelis is arguably the best international recruit coming into Arizona next season. He will bring really good skills with high IQ and a great overall feel for the game. Also, he is a really good rebounder and plays within his role at a high level. He will be a very productive player for Arizona being a long term front court stater for Arizona.
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Kerr Kriisa, Estonia, 6’2″, PG, 4*

Kriisa will bring consistency to the backcourt of Arizona and he has a high level of skill to his game. Additionally, he can really shoot the basketball and will make shots consistently from the perimeter. Next, he’ll be very productive as a distributor getting others involved consistently making others better. Kriisa will be the glue to this recruiting class for years to come.

Daniel Batcho, France, 6’10″, C, 4*

Batcho will bring great physicality and toughness inside for Arizona. Also, his ability to rebound the basketball is really good and will bring consistency effort. Next, he’ll be a very efficient player around the basket with really good hands and touch. He will grow into a major role for Arizona in time.

Bennedict Mathurin, Mexico, 6’6″, SF, 4*

Mathurin has a lot of upside with his athleticism and versatility he could eventually bring Arizona. He will be able to take players off the dribble with his size and athleticism but will need continued growth to become a stronger scorer. There is potential for him to be a really versatile defender being able to guard multiple positions. His overall potential is as intriguing as anyone in this class.

Tibet Gorener Turkey 6’8 SF 3*

Gorener will need time to grow into the player he is capable of being. He can be a knockdown shooter for Arizona and add really good value on the perimeter. Also, he brings a really good basketball IQ and overall vision to make plays happen effectively. Continued, he must improve his ability to make plays off the dribble to be a more well-rounded scorer. In time he could grow into a starter and a very solid offensive threat.

Tautvilas Tubelis, Lithuania, 6’6″, SF, 2*

Tautvilas Tubelis is the brother of Azuojas who is coming in with him as a package to Arizona. Now, he’s more of a development player and will need major growth to eventually find a role with Arizona.

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