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Stanley Johnson commits to Arizona officially, is Justise Winslow next?

Reaction from 2014 swingman Stanley Johnson's commitment to the Wildcats.


On an ESPNU-televised show Friday, 2014 small forward Stanley Johnson committed to the Arizona basketball program, likely giving coach Sean Miller a McDonald's All-American recruit for the third year in a row.

The Los Angeles Times originally reported Thursday that Johnson, a top-10 recruit, was set to choose the Wildcats, and before that many national analysts had a good feeling Arizona was the Mater Dei High School product's eventual destination.

The more official, verbal commitment on Friday added the fourth commit to Miller's 2014 class. Johnson joins 5-foot-7 points guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright, combo guard Kadeem Allen and power forward Craig Victor.

But could there be another player to join the Wildcats?

If it's anyone, then expect a commitment to come from top-15 small forward Justise Winslow. Though it would seemingly be redundant for the wing position that will also include Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, it doesn't seem completely unlikely based on a few tweets exchanged between Winslow and Johnson.

Certainly, Miller has shown the ability to go deep into a bench when it's available and split minutes somewhat evenly. Gordon is 95 percent en route to the NBA after this season, and a group of three deserving small forwards could be interchanged at the 3 and even at the 2 or 4 positions depending on matchups.

It appears Winslow is a ways from declaring his college choice, and there's still the spring signing period to do so.