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Sonoran Hot Reads: Arizona commit JJ Taylor named LA Times' back of the year

A major award for a guy making his way to Tucson

Student Sports

If you follow Arizona recruiting somewhat closely, you're probably aware that running back commit JJ Taylor has put up some ridiculous numbers in his senior year of high school. Well, that translated into a major honor for the Corona Centennial back, as the L.A. Times named him their high school back of the year. According to the Times, Taylor finished the year with 2,149 yards and 41 touchdowns, despite sitting out most fourth quarters. This is what his coach had to say:

"He's an amazing athlete," Coach Matt Logan said. "He probably should have 4,000 yards rushing if it was a normal season. He's an incredible player. He has it all. He runs hard, has balance, speed, he's tough, he can catch the ball."

Congrats to JJ, and looking forward to seeing him in an Arizona uniform in 2016

- What do you think was the top moment from the 2015 Arizona season?

- The Sun Bowl was not very sunny, and Miami tried to run a RB pass in a blizzard, which is always a poor choice

Basketball

- Dusan Ristic probably had a different Christmas than you, and is also constantly working on things to improve as a player

- There appear to be four tiers in the Pac-12 as we close in on conference play

- T.J. McConnell's return to Arizona resulted in the Sixers' second win of the season and LOLSUNS

Baseball

- Bobby Dalbec was named a Louisville Slugger 2nd-team preseason All-American

Other sports

- Sort of Arizona related here, as Michael Phelps will become a volunteer assistant swim coach at ASU after the 2016 Olympics

Tucson news

- Someone was driving the wrong way on the I-19 frontage road, causing a rollover accident

- There was a small plane crash in Nogales