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The Arizona Wildcats welcome the 1987-88 Final Four team and recruits like Aaron Gordon to McKale Center on Sunday. And, of course, they'll be scrimmaging.

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The scrimmage

Time: Sunday, 2 p.m. MST

Viewing: Click this link to view the game on Pac-12.com for free (and without need to login via a cable or satellite provider)

What should we watch for during the scrimmage?

The recruits

Aaron Gordon

6-foot-7, 210 pound forward (2013)

The sixth-ranked player on ESPN's 100 list will visit Arizona after he already took an official to Kansas for their midnight madness event. But he's not the only visitor. According to ZagsBlog's list of weekend officials, Sean Miller will host committed players Rondae Jefferson (2013), Elliott Pitts (2013) and Eric Cooper Jr., who has reclassified to 2014.

As for other guys who have yet to make a decision?

Justise Winslow

6-foot-5, 208 pounds (2014)

Winslow is the 10th overall player in ESPN's 2014 class. The wing out of Saint John's High School in Houston, Texas, is an explosive attacker of the rim who has the handle to get there. He also has a very good basketball IQ and could fill a similar role to current Wildcat Solomon Hill.

And like Hill coming into his Arizona career, Winslow's one knock is his jump shot that needs some fine-tuning.

Stanley Johnson

6-foot-5, 200 pounds (2014)

Like Winslow, Johnson is a scorer by nature. Perhaps the difference in the two will be whether you like the Texas athlete or the West Coast kid out of Mater Dei High School. Johnson is listed as ESPN's 23rd overall player, and he's more of a pure scorer than Winslow -- in other words, he could use some development in knowing when to pass and when to shoot.

Parker Jackson-Cartwright

5-foot-7, 140 pounds (2014)

The most intriguing recruit, Jackson-Cartwright is a small but speedy guard ranked by ESPN as the 27th best player in his class. Out of Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Jackson-Cartwright has offers from North Carolina State, ASU and UCLA.

Obviously, Jackson-Cartwright's size is his biggest limitation, but it might not be enough to oust him as a very, very good Division I prospect. He's speedy and illusive with his change-of-direction, and add that to his knack for managing the game to set up his teammates and you have a very good player.

Isaiah Briscoe

6-foot-2, 200 pounds (2015)

A combo guard whose toughness isn't surprising considering his locale, the St. Benedict's Prep player can play either guard spot. But his strength lies in, well, his strength. Briscoe isn't an athletic freak, but he's strong and powerful. He has a sound jumper but will take it to the rim and finish with contact.

He's pretty much the definition of a New Jersey guard and ESPN ranks him 18th in the 2015 class.

The tradition

The 1987-88 Final Four team will be honored on the 25th anniversary of a team that represents one of the first success stories from the Lute Olson era. Olson will attend along with players Craig Bergman, Jud Buechler, Sean Elliott, Steve Kerr, Kenny Lofton, Harvey Mason, Craig McMillan, Matt Muehlebach, Sean Rooks, Tom Tolbert, Joe Turner and manager Eric Meyer.