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5-star forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl no longer considering Arizona

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The 2019 forward is Kansas or Villanova bound

NCAA Basketball: Oregon at Arizona Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Here is a rare piece of bad recruiting news for the Arizona Wildcats — five-star forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has narrowed his finalists to Villanova and Kansas, according to his coach.

Robinson-Earl was previously considering Arizona, Notre Dame and North Carolina as well.

Robinson-Earl officially visited Arizona during the weekend of Oct. 12 when he attended the Red-Blue Game.

The Crystal Ball views Kansas as the favorite for Robinson-Earl, who is the No. 18 player in the 2019 class. The 6-foot-8 forward attends IMG Academy in Florida, just like UA commit Josh Green.

Evidently, that connection was not enough to bring Robinson-Earl to Arizona.

After landing four-star guard Terry Armstrong on Wednesday, Arizona currently has four commits in its 2019 class, which is ranked No. 2 in the country by 247Sports.

Three of those pledges are guards/wings, so adding to the frontcourt is likely UA’s next step. It just won’t be Robinson-Earl.