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Sonoran Hot Reads: Gary Payton trash talks Josh Jackson

This is amazingly hilarious

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As the Arizona Wildcats were playing against Gary Payton II on Saturday night, the original Gary Payton was coaching a team that was facing Josh Jackson, the top-ranked prep player in the nation and top Arizona target. And Payton was not afraid to go back to his trash-talking days against the talented prospect. According to Yahoo's Marc Spears, Jackson stared down Payton after draining a three, and The Glove shouted out "You got to get to my level."

Jackson seemed to really enjoy the experience, saying "Like myself, he hated to lose and would get on his teammates in a heartbeat. I feel like I have a little bit of that in me. For me, playing how I was, it was only right that we bumped heads." To which Payton said: "He cool, man. He has a lot of dog in him. He has to work on his right hand. Kids nowadays in that situation are not coached how they should be coached to learn the game. When he got into it with me, his whole game went to [expletive] to me."

The real thing Arizona fans are concerned about? Jackson said that his college decision is now coming in late March.

- Arizona hosted Kobi Simmons this weekend, but also had Miles Norris, a 2018 power forward, on campus

- Oregon is on top of the Pac-12 alone after a dominating win at ASU

- Don't be surprised if Allonzo Trier plays this weekend


- Arizona has added another preferred walk-on. This time it's long snapper Donald Reiter

- The linebacking depth got bolstered with the addition of Cal grad transfer Michael Barton

Other sports

- This is really cool. Arizona hockey honored breast cancer patients at a recent game, and one player got to meet the woman whose name he wore on his sweater

- Men's golf finished 12th out of 17 teams this weekend

- Pau Tonnesen broke the school record in the Heptathlon at UW

- Women's basketball got smashed by Oregon

- Men's tennis beat Gonzaga 6-1

Tucson news

- An injury at the Greyhound Park over the weekend has brought up another round of controversy

- Someone that went missing on Mount Lemmon Saturday was found on Sunday