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Sonoran Hot Reads: Arizona among schools recruiting P.J. Washington the hardest

The Wildcats look good in the battle for the services of this five star forward

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Basketball recruiting is a never-ending cycle, especially the way the Arizona Wildcats were forced to close out the 2016 class. Right now, Sean Miller is going in hot on a 2017 five-star power forward by the name of P.J. Washington. Recently, Washington was interviewed by MADEHoops. He's officially down to 12 schools, but says Arizona is one of the six recruiting him the hardest. He also says that he'll probably take an official visit to Arizona, and will soon be taking an unofficial to Tucson as well. This is definitely a name you'll want to file away

- Back to 2016...the defensive ability of the guys coming in will determine the rotation. It's also an entirely different level of defense than what we got last year, which is nice

- Oregon is still regarded as the favorites to win the Pac-12 next year, with Arizona and Cal right behind

Football

- Paul Magloire had a baby

- Three-star offensive lineman Cody Shear tells us he'll be choosing his school by early July

Baseball

- D1Baseball is currently projecting the Wildcats in the Clemson Regional

- Arizona beat Hawaii late on Friday night. We answered why a team picture was tweeted out after it

Softball

- The Cats start the Auburn Regional at 3:30 PT on ESPN2 Saturday. Here's the full schedule and a bit of a preview by Mike Candrea

- Maybe Tamara Statman will come up with another walk-off

Other sports

- Three track athletes qualified for the NCAA Championships during Friday's competition

- Four sand volleyball players were named to a Pac-12 All-Academic team. Three women's golfers also received the honor as well as three men's golfers

Tucson news

- Are you a female looking to join an up-and-coming lifestyle website? Our friends at Bottle Magazine are looking for some new contributors as well as editors and other positions

- I-10 is the deadliest highway in the country

- There's going to be an increase in tourism in Tucson this summer

- A bighorn sheep was wandering across Ina