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Sonoran Hot Reads: Arizona signees impress at HoopHall Classic

Some future Wildcats were on display in Springfield

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Last year, Arizona Wildcats fans cared about the HoopHall Classic because that’s when Kobi Simmons committed to the program. This year, with most of the class in place, those Arizona signees got to show some of what the future holds for U of A. Adam Zagoria has the details of what DeAndre Ayton, Brandon Randolph, and Ira Lee were able to do in Springfield in front of Book Richardson. The quote that stands out came from Ira Lee:

“We got a chance to win a national championship,” he said. “DeAndre is a big part of that. Honestly, we’re all a big part of that. You know, we all come together, we lock in, that’s a national championship, no doubt.”

- Ayton was the only one named a McDonald’s All-American though

- You should check out these Marvin Bagley highlights as well

- Aaron Gordon is getting his own shoe from Nike

- The end of the ASU game wasn’t great, but Arizona can’t let that impact this week’s games in L.A. USC just avoided being swept in the mountains with a close win over Colorado, and UCLA became just the second school ever to sweep that trip (we know the other team quite well)

Football

- Kicker Lucas Havrisik tweeted out his commitment to Arizona Sunday evening

- 2020 Salpointe RB Bijan Robinson received an Arizona offer this weekend

- Here’s a look at Pro Football Focus’ Top 25 for next year

Other sports

- Greg Byrne will be leaving Arizona for Alabama. Here’s how people took that. The first name on UA’s list should be Mark Harlan, an Arizona alum and current USF AD. For all of our updates on the search as it progresses, bookmark this page

- Women’s basketball picked up a close home win over Washington State

- Gymnastics came in second at a quad-meet in Maryland

- Men’s tennis opened their spring season with a win, and women’s tennis competed in a tournament in Palm Springs

Tucson news

- If you’ve bought milk in Arizona recently, you might have some free money coming your way

- Craig Cunningham returned to TCC on Saturday night for the first time since his heart stopped in pregame warmups. The Roadrunners host Ontario on Monday night

- A rock slide forced the closure of Mt. Lemmon’s roads

- Cars on I-19 were getting hit by rocks from the Drexel overpass

- A skunk in Madera Canyon tested positive for rabies

- There was a shooting outside of a funeral chapel on the south side

- Marana is looking to hire a police officer