Arizona Establishing Pipeline to Oakland Soldiers

There is no doubt that Arizona’s last two recruiting classes can have a positive impact on the program.

But there are three players who can have the biggest influence overall — 2011 guards Josiah Turner and Nick Johnson and 2012 signed recruit Brandon Ashley.

All three are members of the talent-laden Oakland Soldiers program that finished No. 4 in the Five-Star Summer Top 25 .

There are more prospects on the way from the Bay Area travel squad, including un-committed and highly regarded juniors Aaron Gordon and Jabari Bird. With a heavy Soldiers presence already in Tucson, Coach Sean Miller’s team is in the mix for both.

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