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Sonoran Hot Reads: Arizona spent 800 hours recruiting Josh Jackson

This seems like a lot of time

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

If you weren't sure about just how bad Sean Miller wanted to bring No. 1 recruit Josh Jackson to Arizona, maybe this will convince you. Fran Fraschilla joined Adam Zagoria's podcast, and dropped that Miller told him on Monday that the Wildcats spent about 800 hours recruiting Josh Jackson. Fraschilla also gave some interesting background info on Miller's relationship with Terrance Ferguson. Definitely worth a listen

- Fraschilla had more on ESPN from this past week's Nike Hoop Summit

- Another Arizona target, Jordy Tshimanga, just got done with an official visit to Minnesota, and his high school coach thinks that the developing big man will visit Tucson at some point

- There are seven former Arizona players in the NBA Playoffs, which is among the most of any school

- Ryan reviewed Dusan Ristic's season, and wonders what he could be next year

Football

- The Wildcats are in an interesting place with future QB commits compared to the rest of the Pac-12 South

- Gabe took a look at the potential players we'll see on the defensive side of the ball this year

- Do you want to live in a world where Gronk is Arizona's athletic director?

Baseball

- A three-game home series against Stanford gets underway at 6 PM on Friday

Other sports

- Sand Volleyball took down ASU 4-1 as the Witt Twins remained perfect on the year

Tucson news

- The Pima County Fair opened on Thursday, and Nelly was surprisingly awesome

- UA grad students staged a walk out to protest their current working conditions