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The 2022-23 Arizona basketball season figures to be a transition year of sorts. The Wildcats should be a top-25 team, but considering the massive personnel losses the program suffered this offseason, the Cats likely lack the firepower to compete for a national championship. A popular topic of conversation is the potential greatness that the 2023-24 Arizona basketball team should possess. Let’s…...

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The Wednesday announcement that Phoenix Compass Prep 2023 5-star point guard Kylan Boswell will reclassify to the 2022 class and join Arizona basketball for this coming season is important for a number of reasons. First, it’s time to fully trust Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd, because he’s been ahead of the curve every step of the way. From telling the Tucson...

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Arizona basketball went into the 2022 NBA draft hoping to accumulate three first-round picks for the first time ever. This didn’t happen but anytime a school produces 3 of the top 35 picks it’s a good day. It started off early with the Indiana Pacers selecting sophomore small forward Bennedict Mathurin with the sixth overall pick. This is a good...

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There were many fun recruiting takeaways from this past weekend at the Section 7 high school basketball tournament in Glendale, Arizona, but perhaps the most amusing involved observing the genius of Arizona basketball coach Tommy Lloyd. Many times during a prospective player’s game, Lloyd appears to be catching up with old friends or scanning his phone instead of actually watching...

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There’s no doubt Arizona basketball coach Tommy Lloyd has heard the questions about his high school and transfer-portal recruiting approaches. Lloyd answered the high school recruiting concerns in vintage, quiet-yet-confident form by luring in 5-star 2023 guards Kylan Boswell and KJ Lewis. And Friday morning, Lloyd reminded the world that he knows a thing or two about the portal and...

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At Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd’s preseason media availability last year he volunteered that he knew what good teams looked like then stated he was looking forward to working with the 2021-22 Arizona basketball team. It’s hard to imagine even in Lloyd’s most optimistic vision that this team would be so good that it would lose three players after one year,...

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Unveiling the inaugural Wildcat fan mailbag. Q: What is your take on the softball hire of Caitlin Lowe and baseball hire of Chip Hale, as we come close to the end of their first seasons? A. There just isn’t enough data but if you liked the Lowe hire initially, you should still be on board. Arizona fans aren’t used to...

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By Mike Luke It’s easy to forget the turmoil that enveloped Arizona athletics in the months before the school hired Dave Heeke as athletic director. Here’s a refresher: April 2015: Track and field coach Craig Carter was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was later convicted and sentenced to five years in prison. January 2016:...

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