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Arizona basketball recruiting: Nassir Little lists Wildcats in top 5

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Sean Miller has made him a top priority

Nassir Little
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2018 wing Nassir Little released his top five Wednesday and the Arizona Wildcats were included along with North Carolina, Miami, Duke, and Georgia Tech.

Ranked 23rd overall in his class, Little has arguably seen his rankings improve more than any player in the country. In February 2016, he was ranked close to 100. This last February, he moved up to around 40 and is now in the top 25.

The Florida native is listed at 6-foot-7, 205 pounds by 247Sports.

In six games on the Adidas Uprising circuit in April, Little averaged 18 points on 53 percent shooting. He also averaged six rebounds and two steals per contest.

Over the summer, Miller and his staff were four-deep at Little’s games, making sure the guard/forward knew how much of a priority he was for the program.

It’s likely Little will visit for the Red-Blue game in October, as that’s one of the best pre-season atmosphere’s around the country and the staff tends to get as many recruits as possible on campus for the game.

DraftExpress had a brief breakdown from early June:

Listed at 6'6 by a number of sources but looking a shade taller than that, Little stands out on first glance with his strong frame and long arms. Averaging 17.3 points and 7 rebounds per game for 1 Family on the adidas Gauntlet circuit this spring, Little is a capable scorer who plays with impressive energy on both ends.

A capable set and pull-up shooter who does much of his scoring attacking closeouts and using head fakes and jabs to get his defender off balance in one-on-one situations, Little contributed in a variety of ways today, including one notable dunk that came over a defender on an off-the-backboard assist from David Duke.

The Orlando Christian Prep standout also made his mark on the defensive end, really getting after it. Flying around all over the place trying to make plays, Little seized the golden opportunity this event presents for him to introduce himself to NBA scouts.


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