Another point guard is off the market for Arizona.
Four-star recruit Nolan Hickman is down to a final three of Auburn, Gonzaga and Kansas, his father told Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.
Former Kentucky commit Nolan Hickman is down to Auburn, Gonzaga, and Kansas, per his father. An official announcement is expected in the next few weeks.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 13, 2021
One of the top point guards in the 2021 class.
The news comes a day after five-star point guard TyTy Washington chose Kentucky over Arizona.
Hickman, the No. 32 player in the 2021 class, decommitted from Kentucky on April 30. And while there were no substantive reports that connected him to Arizona, the UA offered him before he committed to UK last August.
Plus, Hickman is from Seattle, where Arizona assistant Jason Terry recruits heavily, and was once high school teammates with UA signee Shane Nowell.
The Wildcats currently have 10 scholarship players and recently added French guard Adama Bal and Utah transfer Pelle Larsson, but neither profiles as a point guard. The only player on Arizona’s roster that fits that bill is rising sophomore Kerr Kriisa.
Arizona hasn’t been connected to any other point guards, though Gonzaga transfer Aaron Cook, who started his collegiate career at Southern Illinois, is thought to be an option because of his connection with new Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd.
More players enter the transfer portal every day, so surely other options will emerge.