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Sonoran Hot Reads: Marvin Bagley named top 2018 basketball prospect

An Arizona high school hooper is officially the top player of the 2018 class

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

A lot of people saw this coming, but Arizona's very own Marvin Bagley was named the top basketball player in the nation for the Class of 2018 by Rivals this week. Here's an explainer of why the choice was so easy to the recruiting service, and why Bagley is so far ahead of the rest of the field. Arizona is obviously one of many, many schools pursuing Bagley's services down the road


- Get used to stories about Rich Rodriguez moving players around, and finding success with it. We actually have one coming at you later today

- Also get used to stories about Jeff and Jake Casteel this week. Arizona's defensive coordinator's son goes to NAU

Brian Polian was fined $10K for acting like a fool on the sidelines for Nevada on Saturday

- Arizona commit Khalil Tate was pretty good after returning from a suspension for Serra

- We won't know the kick time for the UCLA game until sometime after the NAU game

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- Former UA Volleyball player Cursty Jackson is preparing for the 2016 Olympics with Team USA

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