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Brandon Williams decommits from Arizona, will still consider Wildcats

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The four-star point guard has reopened his recruitment

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And then there were none.

Four-star point guard Brandon Williams has decommitted from the Arizona Wildcats, he announced Friday on Twitter.

Arizona no longer has any 2018 signees, though Williams did say the Wildcats are still an option as he reopens his recruitment.

“To the Arizona Wildcat basketball family. These past few days have obviously been difficult for me. I have had to take a step back and reevaluate my commitment,” he wrote.

“Playing for the University of Arizona has always been a childhood dream of mine. With the current climate surrounding the U of A and by signing financial aid papers, I have the opportunity to explore other options. At this time, my family and I have decided to reopen my recruitment.

“I want to thank Coach Sean Miller and his entire basketball staff for believing in me and offering me the opportunity. I am NOT closing the door on Wildcat basketball, and I wish nothing but the best for Coach Miller and the Arizona basketball program moving forward.”

A 6-foot-1 point guard from Crespi High School in Encino, California, Williams is the No. 31 player in his class, per 247Sports.

Shareef O’Neal decommited from Arizona last Saturday after an ESPN report alleged Sean Miller discussed a $100,000 payment to secure the signing of Deandre Ayton.

Miller has strongly denied that report and returned to coaching the team Thursday, but the program’s instability evidently isn’t so appealing to recruits.

The only unsigned 2018 prospects Arizona has been linked to lately are four-star guards Devonaire Doutrive and Tevian Jones.

The Wildcats are set to graduate four seniors, plus lose at least two or three underclassmen to the NBA, meaning they have several roster spots to fill this offseason. But right now it is anyone’s guess as to who will fill them.

At this rate, Arizona will have to heavily rely on the transfer market to fill its roster next season.


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