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5-star recruits Chance Gray, Grace VanSlooten visit Arizona women’s basketball

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Grace VanSlooten and Adia Barnes
Photo via Grace VanSlooten’s Instagram

The Arizona women’s basketball team hosted two of the top 2022 recruits in the country this week in five-star point guard Chance Gray and five-star forward Grace VanSlooten.

Gray is the No. 7 player in the class and No. 2 point guard, according to ESPN. VanSlooten is the No. 13 player and No. 3 forward in the class.

Both are from Ohio and have been AAU teammates with Sports City U. They posted about their visits on social media:

Arizona head coach Adia Barnes, who is not able to comment on recruits, hinted that they were on campus.

Arizona is one of 10 finalists for Gray, who is also considering Maryland, Michigan State, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oregon and UCLA. Aside from the UA, the 5-foot-9 guard has visited Oregon, Ohio State and UCLA.

“Confident lead-guard with combo-game skills handles and weaves through the defense, distributes in uptempo game,” reads her ESPN scouting report. “Mid-range game creator moves to the arc; unselfish playmaker, looks for the assist.”

VanSlooten, a 6-foot-3 post, is also considering Duke, North Carolina, Gonzaga, Baylor, Oregon, UCLA, Michigan, Clemson and Arizona State. She has visited Gonzaga and Oregon so far.

“I like the west coast a lot, and honestly, I don’t really like the midwest.” VanSlooten told DuckTerritory.com. “It was just breathtaking out there. We did a little bit of sightseeing. It was amazing.”

ESPN describes VanSlooten’s game as “agile stretch-4 competes on the glass, rebounds and handles in uptempo game; triple-threat attack keeps the defense honest to the arc; creates, drives and delivers in traffic; emerges as an elite front court prospect in the class of 2022.”

So far, Arizona’s 2022 class consists of combo guard Kailyn Gilbert out of Florida and 6-foot-4 post Maya Nnaji out of Minnesota. Both are top-20 recruits.