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Arizona target DaRon Holmes to make ‘big announcement’ this weekend as Marquette emerges as favorite

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Could one of Arizona’s top targets be off the board soon?

Soon after DaRon Holmes said he will be making a “big announcement” this weekend, two Crystal Ball predictions for his recruitment were submitted in Marquette’s favor, the only Crystal Ball predictions that have been submitted to date.

Arizona and Marquette are two of the four finalists in Holmes’ recruitment, the others being the California Golden Bears and Dayton Flyers.

Holmes will be a big get for whoever he commits to. The 6-foot-8 forward is the No. 38 player and No. 10 power forward in the 2021 class, per 247Sports composite rankings.

Before leaving Goodyear’s Millenium High School for Florida’s Montverde Academy, Holmes was the 2019-20 Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 23.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game.

It may or may not be a coincidence that Holmes took a step forward in his recruitment the same day that a Sports Illustrated report said Arizona has received its NCAA notice of allegations.