The Arizona Wildcats have been one of the most active teams on the transfer market this month, at least in terms of who they’ve reached out to among notable players looking for a new team. They haven’t landed anyone yet, unfortunately, and another top target has come off the board after picking another Pac-12 team.
Isaiah White, a 6-foot-7 wing from Isaiah White, is headed to USC after choosing the Trojans over the Wildcats according to Dinos Trigonis. White, who averaged 14.5 points and 8.4 rebounds as a sophomore last season, is the second UA transfer target to end up elsewhere in the Pac-12 after former Wichita State guard Erik Stevenson committed to Washington earlier this week.
Arizona still remains in the hunt for several other transfers, and appears to have made some headway with ex-Illinois guard Alan Griffin, per Jeff Goodman of Stadium.
Illinois sophomore transfer Alan Griffin (8.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg) told me that he is considering the following right now:— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 27, 2020
Miami, Arizona, Marquette, Dayton, Iowa State, Texas, Syracuse, Duke
When Griffin—who scored six points against Arizona when the Fighting Illini came to McKale Center in November—first announced his transfer his list of suitors was in the 20s.
And don’t be surprised if the UA goes after another notable transfer who just entered the portal on Friday in that of Kentucky freshman Johnny Juzang.
The 6-6 wing, who averaged 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game last season, was the No. 33 player in the 2019 recruiting class. Originally from California, Juzang is the latest Kentucky signee from the West Coast to leave the program in the last few years after Jemarl Baker Jr. went to Arizona and Marcus Lee transferred to Cal.