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5-star PG Nico Mannion sets official visit to Arizona

The Phoenix native will visit the UA twice in October

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Five-star point guard Nico Mannion will visit the Arizona Wildcats twice in October, according to Adam Zagoria of

The Phoenix native will officially visit the UA on Oct. 19-21 and will unofficially visit on Oct. 14 for the Red-Blue Game.

Mannion has also set official visits to Marquette (Oct. 5-8) and Villanova (Oct. 11-13), per Zagoria. The other school in his final four is Duke. He is not scheduled to visit there yet, but he is expected to.

Here is what Mannion told Zagoria about Arizona:

“Coach [Mark] Phelps and I have kind of been going through their roster about who they’re going to have if I were to go there in ’19. They’ll have an older roster as well the players that they’re going to get. But I’m close to a couple of their players, like Ira [Lee] and Brandon Williams, which is cool. So I’ve talked to them a little bit and they say they love it up there.”

Mannion said he plans to commit by the end of January. The Wildcats are currently the overwhelming favorites, accounting for 13 of the 14 Crystal Ball predictions submitted. Villanova has the other.

The 6-foot-3 point guard is the No. 17 player in the 2019 class.