The Arizona Wildcats have offered 2018 shooting guard Devonaire Doutrive from Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California.
A four-star prospect, Doutrive is the No. 82 player in his class, No. 16 shooting guard, and the No. 7 player in California, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.
Eric Sondheimer of L.A. Times reports Arizona head coach Sean Miller and assistant Lorenzo Romar watched Doutrive and Birmingham take on Taft on Wednesday.
Sean Miller and Lorenzo Romar at Birmingham. Probably looking at Devonaire Doutrive.— eric sondheimer (@latsondheimer) February 8, 2018
Birmingham lost, but Doutrive had 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists. The 6-foot-5, 175-pound guard also has offers from ASU, UNLV, UC Santa Barbara, and UTEP.
PSSA ATHLETE Devonaire Doutrive on senior night picks up a official offer from Head Coach SEAN Miller of the University of Arizona We are very proud of this young man! pic.twitter.com/gbCxc2IJWI— Trainer Watkins Sr (@TrainerWatkins) February 8, 2018
Arizona’s 2018 recruiting efforts have been quiet since September when the program was implicated in a recruiting bribery and corruption scandal, but it will have several open roster spots that it will need to fill at the end of the season.
Arizona is graduating four seniors, plus Deandre Ayton, Allonzo Trier, and Rawle Alkins are all likely to depart for the NBA (Ayton is a done deal).
So that means the Wildcats might be able to add up to seven players, yet they only have two commits in their 2018 class so far in Brandon Williams and Shareef O’Neal.
Miller said on his radio show Monday that he would like to add three more recruits alongside those two. A full list of UA’s 2018 targets can be found here.
Arizona will likely scour the transfer market as well.
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