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Arizona hosting 5-star forward Ziaire Williams on official visit this weekend

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When the Arizona Wildcats unofficially open the 2019-20 season Friday vs. Chico State, they will have an important visitor in the stands.

Five-star forward Ziaire Williams is officially visiting the Wildcats this weekend, per Jake Weingarten of StockRisers.

The 6-foot-7 Williams is the No. 5 player in the 2020 class and No. 1 small forward, per 247Sports composite rankings. He attends Sierra Canyon in Chatsworth, California.

Williams’ seven finalists are Arizona, Duke, Stanford, USC, Oregon, UCLA and North Carolina, so it bodes for the UA that it received one of five possible official visits.

“Significant physical upside with plenty of room to gain strength,” reads Williams’ 247Sports scouring report. “Athletic wing with good size and decent length. Easily should be able to play both big three and small-ball four at college level. Smooth stroke with ability to hit threes off the catch and pull. More of a one- and two-dribble pull-up shooter than slasher, but has quick first step and good touch around basket. Has multi-positional defensive upside. Adding strength and improving ball skills/aggressiveness will take game to the next level. Easy high major talent with significant NBA upside.”