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Sonoran Hot Reads: Kaleb Tarczewski signs with Oklahoma City Thunder

The former Wildcat big man will get a chance at the league with OKC

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Over the weekend, many NBA teams were finalizing their training camp rosters. Four-year Arizona Wildcats center Kaleb Tarczewski played with several teams during Summer League, but he has found a home for training camp with the Oklahoma City Thunder. In six games this summer, Zeus averaged 5.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 21.8 minutes. The Thunder’s D-League team is the Oklahoma City Blue

- Richard Jefferson brought the NBA Championship Trophy back to Phoenix and his old high school Moon Valley

- Even with all the new players this year, Arizona is still a consensus Top-15 team


- Arizona may have to watch out for UCLA tight end Nate Iese this weekend, as he finally showed why he’s received so much hype from Jim Mora. Here are the highlights from the Bruins’ loss to Stanford

- As usual, we had our first look at UCLA on Sunday and the basic challenges they’ll present. Kick off has been set for 7:30 PM PT

- Arizona has its first commitment of the 2018 class with Cienega QB Jamarye Joiner. The news was first reported by AllSportsTucson’s Andy Morales no matter what others claim

- Miss any of our Washington coverage? Catch it all right here

- Get your votes in for this week’s Pac-12 Power Rankings


- Mark Melancon returned to Pittsburgh for the first time since being traded to the Nationals, and he said it felt weird. He ended up blowing his first save as a Nat, but Washington clinched the NL East on Saturday

Other sports

- Lauren Marker and Paris Corley dominated the Battle in the Bay Classic for women’s tennis over the weekend

- Women’s golf is in 10th place after one round of competition in Orlando

- Volleyball lost to Colorado in five sets

- Three freshmen swimmers were named to Swimming World’s Top 100 18 and under list

Tucson news

- A car crashed into the Mattress Firm at Oracle and Ina

- You can now call PACC on a “pet support hotline” kind of thing