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Sonoran Hot Reads: Rawle Alkins explains his commitment to Arizona

This guy is going to thrive in Tucson

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It's been a big week for Arizona Wildcats fans, and part of that was adding Rawle Alkins to the 2016 recruiting class. He explained his decision in his blog for USA Today, and there are a couple of interesting things towards the end that I think Arizona fans will enjoy the most out of this:

"My goal is to win a national championship! Anything less is unacceptable and I'm going to do anything I can to get it done. The Final Four next year is in Phoenix so that would be crazy for our fans.

We'll have big expectations, but I don't want anything less than that!

I'm not sure who all we're trying to get now; I've been hearing a lot about Terrance Ferguson and Josh Jackson maybe coming and both would be big for us."

Alright. Sounds good.

- Jeff Borzello says Arizona, Kansas and Michigan State all have equal chances at landing Josh Jackson, but says the Alkins commitment hurts the Wildcats' chances and at the same time says "Arizona is in a good spot". So, covering all his bases basically

- The Cats moved up to 17th in ESPN's National Power Rankings

- Be sure to bookmark our Pac-12 Tournament Central page as we continue to provide you updates from Las Vegas at this week's festivities

- Ryan Kelapire previewed Arizona's Pac-12 Tournament opener vs. Colorado

- Matt Sheeley will be giving you a new Bracketology every day, and here's what he said heading into Wednesday's games

- Nick Latta wonders if this team will be able to win enough games away from McKale the rest of the way


- Rich Rodriguez seemed a little displeased with Wednesday's practice:


- The Cats were dismantled by James Madison Wednesday night

Other sports

- Rafael Quintero won the Zone E diving title

Senior Night for the gymnastics team is Friday night when they'll be hosting BYU

Tucson news

- The Notebook 2 is a thing, and it will also be filmed in Tucson, so let's commence Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams watch now

- While the democratic presidential candidates spent some time talking about free college in Wednesday night's debate, PCC decided to raise their in-state tuition fees

- Electronic billboards or beautiful night skies, that is the question

- The proposed police force cuts are pretty drastic