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5-star guard Jaden Bradley has Arizona in final 5; Shaedon Sharpe to visit UA this weekend

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The Arizona Wildcats were in the news for two five-star recruits on Thursday.

Stadium’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that five-star shooting guard Shaedon Sharpe is officially visiting the UA this weekend. The 6-foot-4 swingman has the Wildcats in his top five along with Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma State and the G League Ignite.

Sharpe is originally from Ontario, Canada but attends Dream City Christian in Glendale. 247Sports composite rankings peg him as the No. 6 player in the 2022 class and No. 1 player in Arizona.

“With a slick ball-handling skills, agile first step and cat-like leaping ability, Sharpe could be Dream City Christian’s most integral perimeter player for isolation plays, scoring in transition and dangerous to its opponent’s passing lanes,” wrote azcentral’s Dana Scott.

Meanwhile, Joe Tipton of On3Sports is reporting that Arizona is one of five finalists for five-star point guard Jaden Bradley. The others are Alabama, Florida State, Gonzaga and Kentucky.

Bradley officially visited Arizona on the weekend of June 18. He is the No. 14 player in the 2022 class, No. 3 point guard and No. 4 player out of Florida. The 6-foot-3 point guard attends IMG Academy.

“Bradley is more of a throwback, traditional point guard who looks to run the offense, get others involved, and move the ball,” wrote 247Sports’ Brandon Jenkins. “He has great size, knows how to manage a game, and always gets the ball to his teammates where they can be successful.A solid to good athlete, Bradley can pressure the ball the length of the floor with his size and quickness. He is also a very good rebounding guard. He uses his body very well on both ends of the floor, plays strong with the ball in his hands, has a good understanding of how to play off a ball-screen, and is a good facilitator. When left open he can score, but he thrives more in the role of being an elite playmaking pass-first point.”