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Sonoran Hot Reads: Alex Barcello puts Arizona in his top five schools

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The Wildcats are the leaders for the services of the top in-state prospect

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Corona Del Sol HS in Tempe has been putting out a lot of quality basketball products over the years, and 2017 is no different. Alex Barcello, who is the top-ranked player in the state for ‘17 put out his top five schools on Thursday, and the Arizona Wildcats were included along with Virginia, Butler, Indiana and Stanford. Arizona seems like the leader in this recruitment at this point in time

- Ira Lee, the 53rd ranked player in the country, has Arizona in his top nine

- Kyle Fogg is quite the guy

Football

- The first practice of the season was held on Thursday night. I watched the whole thing, and here are the big things that caught my eye

- You’ll also want to see what Brandon Dawkins and Anu Solomon had to say about the first day. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube for more content throughout the season, because it has things like these various drills that were run

- Cayleb Jones seems to be doing well in Eagles camp, and has turned into Carson Wentz’ "security blanket"

- This is an interesting concept the guys at House of Sparky had. What if Pac-12 teams could make trades?

- It’s hard to argue that recruiting is at least heading in the right direction

- Arizona received two votes in the coaches poll, a poll that Rich Rodriguez is a voter in...sort of

Baseball

2017 RHP/corner infielder Jonathan Stroman tweeted out his committment to Arizona. He recently hit 92 MPH on the radar gun according to Perfect Game

- Scott Kingery and Kevin Newman start a series against each other on Friday night when Altoona travels to Reading

- The cut fastball is the reason why Mark Melancon has had so much success in the past four years

Other sports

- Softball is back in The Olympics in 2020, which of course makes a bunch of former Arizona stars happy

- The sand volleyball team earned a commitment from in-state product Dana Parker

- The construction of the new locker rooms in TCC continues

Tucson news

- Be sure to vote in the Tucson Restaurant Tournament Elite Eight

- A few improvements are coming to the Pima County Fairgrounds

- No adoption fees at PACC on Saturday