NCB On The Trail: Kaleb Tarczewski

At this time last week, Arizona had two early verbal commitments in the Class of 2015 and two graduating seniors whose scholarships would need to be filled.

The Wildcats' work seemed to be done early. Except it wasn’t. Not even close.

Last weekend, ESPN 100 guard Tyler Dorsey decommitted from the Wildcats in a move that many had come to expect.
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1. Kentucky
Dakari Johnson, Julius Randle, Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress make up the most powerful frontcourt in the game. They can score, block shots and rebound with anyone.

2. Arizona
Brandon Ashley, Kaleb Tarczewski, Aaron Gordon.
This threesome is strong, long and explosive, and they use those gifts on both ends of the floor.

3. Syracuse
C.J. Fair, Rakeem Christmas, DaJuan Coleman, Baye Keita.
This bunch has both length and girth while protecting the basket and finishing inside.

4. Florida
Patric Young, transfer Dorian Finney-Smith (Virginia Tech) and Will Yeguete.
If Freshman Chris Walker becomes eligible in December this group could do serious damage together. They are extremely productive and could be dominant on the inside if Walker is playing.

Player of the Year
Marcus Smart. Nothing seems to faze this All-American. When you easily could have walked away from the college game and you come back, that means you are extremely confident in your ability. He has put up terrific numbers across the board, dominated the action at times and makes his team win -- that's what a POY does.
According to a report in the Arizona Daily Star, junior college power forward Matt Korcheck (Cochise College) has committed to Arizona's 2012 class with the expectation he will take a redshirt season next year.

The 6-foot-9 Tucson, Ariz. native originally signed with UTEP out of high school but did not suit up for the Miners. He averaged 14.7 points and 6.5 rebounds for Cochise this season.

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Arizona head coach Sean Miller announced Monday night the signing of four ESPNU 100 recruits which make up the No. 1 class on ESPN.com.

Joining Miller and his staff next season will be power forward Brandon Ashley (Oakland, Calif./Findlay College Prep), center Kaleb Tarczewski (Claremont, N.H./St. Mark's), power forward Grant Jerrett (La Verne, Calif./Lutheran H.S.) and shooting guard Gabe York (Orange, Calif./Lutheran H.S.).

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St. Mark's School announced that ESPNU 100 center Kaleb Tarczewski (Claremont, N.H.) will officially sign his letter of intent with Arizon on Friday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. ET during a ceremony at the school.

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McGary to announce on ESPNU 

November, 3, 2011
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ESPNU 100 power forward Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind./Brewster Academy) will announce his decision during ESPNU's Recruiting Nation on Thursday. The show airs at 5 p.m. ET. He is deciding between Duke, Florida and Michigan.

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Recruiting Nation on ESPNU 

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ESPNU's Recruiting Nation will air on Thursday at 5 p.m. ET with ESPNU's experts covering basketball and football recruiting.

For the basketball coverage, host Dari Nowkhah will be joined by ESPN Recruiting Analysts Paul Biancardi and Dave Telep to discuss numerous topics. Included will be a feature on Indiana's third ranked 2012 class, headlined by ESPNU 100 point guard Yogi Ferrell (Indianapolis).

Recent highly regarded commitments will also be discussed, including Georgetown's landing of ESPNU 100 shooting guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Indianapolis). A piece on the remaining uncommitted big men in the 2012 class will feature Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind.) and Kaleb Tarczewski (Claremont, N.H.).

A round table discussion featuring Telep and Biancardi will also air.

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