Monday, June 23, 2008

2009 has started with a bang

The University of Arizona Basketball team has added its' first member to the recruiting class of 2009. 6-foot-8, 225 lbs Center, Greg Smith from Eidson HS in Fresno, CA. Smith is the 7th rated Center and the 34th rated player overall in the class of 2009 by the recruiting services. Smith is a top tier talent at a position of need for the Wildcats. Jordan Hill's expected departure to the NBA next season leaves a glaring hole in the middle and Smith is the kind of prospect needed to fill that hole. The most interesting note in the recruiting process of Smith is that he is from the same High school as incoming football recruit and HS All-American, Robert Golden. It should be known that Golden provided a lot of "input" during the recruitment of what some describe as one of his best-buddies. This situation is a very positive turn of events for the much maligned program. We are still waiting for the Brandon Jennings to clear up(more on that later) and the Abdul Gaddy decommitment has us worrying. It seems as though the new coaching staff has really turned up theheat and despite the world saying otherwise it would seem that the Silver Fox still has a little left in the tank. I expect at least one if not two more commitments from blue chip players in the next few weeks, so stay tuned and Bear Down.