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Arizona makes cut for 4-star forward Zeke Nnaji

The Wildcats are one of five finalists for the Minnesotan

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Four-star recruit Zeke Nnaji has the Arizona Wildcats in his Top 5, he announced Sunday on Twitter.

The UA is joined by the Baylor Bears, UCLA Bruins, Kansas Jayhawks and Purdue Boilermakers. The 6-foot-11 forward is the No. 34 player in the 2019 class and No. 8 player at his position, per 247Sports composite rankings.

“One of the fastest rising players in the country, Nnaji again showed his unique combination of size, athleticism, and skill on Saturday,” 247Sports’ Brian Snow after the Adidas Gauntlet in May. “Nnaji scored around the rim, hit pick and pop jumpers, and then also rebounded well. Already Nnaji has made a jump into the top 50, but it is possible he is still too low in the rankings.”

The Hopkins, Minnesota native unofficially visited Arizona on Aug. 31, per 247Sports, and received an in-home visit from the UA coaching staff earlier this month.

“Arizona has been great,” Nnaji told USA Today. “I mean, Deandre Ayton. They’ve also developed a lot of players that people haven’t heard of — like two-, three-year players. They developed them into NBA players. They just know that it’s a process, and they know what the process is. They know what scouts are looking for to get you to the next level.”