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4-star forward Alex Tchikou reclassifies to 2020, has Arizona in Top 8

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Four-star forward Alex Tchikou is reclassifying from 2021 and 2020, and has the Arizona Wildcats in his Top 8, he announced Monday via Tipton Edits. The other finalists are Oregon, Alabama, Saint Mary’s, St. John’s, USC, Florida State and Illinois.

Before reclassifying, the Frenchman was the No. 40 player in the 2021 class and No. 10 power forward, per 247Sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-11 forward recently moved to the United States and now attends Dream City Christian in Glendale, Arizona. Before that, he attended Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada.

Arizona currently has 14 players on scholarship for the 2020-21 campaign, one over the limit, so it’s unclear how they would have room for Tchikou, though UA coach Sean Miller has said Arizona’s scholarship crunch “will all work out.”

Here’s Tchikou’s 247Sports scouting report along with some highlights:

Very good size for position. Slender, chiseled frame with long arms. Outstanding athlete both laterally and vertically. Has elite defensive upside with combination of size, length and physical tools. Generally plays hard. Has range to three on offense but athleticism makes him best in transition. Can improve offensively within perimeter but has high ceiling as interior scorer given physical gifts. Shot selection needs work. Ceiling is extremely high but will need to improve skill to get there.