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Sonoran Hot Reads: Arizona offers Hillcrest guard Josh Green

Will the Wildcats get another prospect from the Phoenix area?

NCAA Basketball: Arizona at Missouri Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

*There are some old things in here because it’s been a while since we’ve had an SHR.

Hillcrest Prep is an interesting place in the basketball recruiting world, but that doesn’t seem to faze the Arizona Wildcats and Sean Miller. The 2017 class already has DeAndre Ayton from that school, despite questions of whether or not he’ll actually make it to campus. Well, Miller’s already looking to add a 2019 player from that school. On Monday, Arizona offered four-star shooting guard Josh Green. According to 247, Green is the 72nd-best player in the class overall, and tops the Arizona list

- Oregon gave UCLA its first loss of the year on Wednesday in buzzer-beating fashion. Dana Altman was not enthused that Duck fans rushed the court twice

- The top teams in this conference are a ton of fun. USC is still undefeated after beating Oregon State by seven

- ASU fans are hoping that success is coming in the long-term with Bobby Hurley

- Kadeem Allen’s Christmas break was probably a lot more emotional than yours

- It seems likely that Parker Jackson-Cartwright will see the floor in some capacity within the next two weeks

- We gave our thoughts on what the biggest takeaway from the season so far has been, and what we think this team can do moving into conference play

- If you missed Richard Jefferson’s dunk-a-thon on Christmas, change that now


- Jeff Tedford finished off naming his assistant staff at Fresno State, and it does not include Jim Michalczik

- Potential landing spots for Anu Solomon shrunk by one when Mike Leach announced that Luke Falk is coming back. WSU went on to lose the Holiday Bowl to Minnesota. Utah beat Indiana on Wednesday with all the cliche Ute things that could have happened

- Here’s a look back at how Arizona players did in the NFL last week. Also, Cayleb Jones is now on the Vikings practice squad

- 2017 opponent Houston hired Mississippi State QB coach Brian Johnson to be the Cougars’ offensive coordinator. They are expected to have Texas A&M transfer Kyle Allen starting at quarterback next year

- The UA coaching staff added another linebacker commit in Colin Schooler on Tuesday

- Is the Arizona Bowl worthwhile if they’re struggling to sell tickets the way they are right now?


- Kevin Newman got engaged to former Arizona tennis player Shayne Austin

Other sports

- Women’s basketball crushed Portland State on Tuesday, and will now host Cal on Thursday

- The hockey team will add Jason Zaleski for second semester. He is a transfer from NCAA D-III SUNY-Buffalo State

Tucson news

- U of A was named the best theater school in the state by people that would know such things

- Take a minute to think about how lucky Tucson is to have a place like UMC in its community

- The Roadrunners have taken over first place in the Pacific Division with a big win over Stockton Wednesday night. Also, line brawl!

- An elderly man died after being run over in the parking lot of a southwest side Circle K

- There have been several bike thefts at Tucson Hop Shop, which is a cool place that shouldn’t have to deal with this

- Pedestrian deaths in Tucson have gone up again this year

- There was a cabin fire on Mount Lemmon

- Living downtown seems like a pretty great life choice if you can do it

- The Navy will commission the USS Gabrielle Giffords sometime in mid-2017