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4-star Turkish forward Tibet Gorener commits to Arizona

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The Arizona Wildcats continue to strike it rich across the globe. They received a commitment from four-star Turkish forward Tibet Gorener on Monday, according to Evan Daniels of 247Sports.

Gorener becomes the fifth member of Arizona’s 2020 recruiting class and the fourth from outside the United States, the others being Kerr Kriisa (Estonia), Bennedict Mathurin (Canada) and Daniel Batcho (France). Four-star wing Dalen Terry, from Phoenix, is the lone domestic product.

The 6-foot-8, 195-pound Gorener is the No. 147 player in his class, per 247Sports rankings. He has spent the past two years at Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, California, the same school former UA guard Gabe York attended.

Gorener also had offers from Creighton and Nebraska. He told 247 that the Wildcats “play with a very European style” and that was appealing for him. He adds much-needed shooting and depth at the 3 and the 4, among other things.

“Basketball IQ, good feel, energy, getting up and down the court and creating for myself for others,” he told 247Sports. “I feel like coach (Sean) Miller is going to help me get my defense a lot better and get me a lot stronger.”

Arizona has one more scholarship left. Here is what their depth chart could look like at the moment:

PG: James Akinjo/Terrell Brown/Kerr Kriisa

SG: Brandon Williams/Jemarl Baker Jr.

SF: Dalen Terry/Bennedict Mathurin/Tibet Gorener

PF: Jordan Brown/Ira Lee

C: Daniel Batcho/Christian Koloko