On Friday, Nico Mannion made a “huge announcement” when he declared that he is reclassifying from 2020 to 2019.
Another “huge announcement” is coming Wednesday at the Under Armour Finals in Las Vegas, according to Ryan Silver of West Coast Elite Basketball.
2019 Nico Mannion Pinnacle AZ now #11 in country at @247Sports . Another huge annoucement coming Wednesday night at Under Armour— Ryan Silver (@RyanSilver1) July 20, 2018
Finals in Las Vegas.
Mannion is expected to trim his list of finalists to five or six schools. He is currently down to 10 — Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Villanova, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Utah, Marquette, and Vanderbilt.
If you ask the experts that submit Crystal Ball predictions, Arizona is the overwhelming favorite. Meanwhile, recruiting guru Evan Daniels believes Mannion’s recruitment will come down to Arizona and Duke.
The 6-foot-3 point guard has seen his stock rise recently, now ranking as the No. 17 player in the 2019 class, per 247sports composite rankings.
Arizona is also after Mannion’s AAU teammate Josh Green, a small forward who is the No. 11 player in the 2019 class.
The Wildcats are still searching for their first commit, but landing those two (or even just one of them) would be quite the coup.