Good news, bad news for Arizona 

May, 7, 2007
05/07/07
4:20
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In recruiting, you win some, you lose some. Just ask Arizona.

Brendan Lavender, an in-state 6-4 scoring guard from Mesa Mountain View High School who helped lead his team to back-to-back state championships, recently committed to the Wildcats. Lavender is a late developer to hit the national scene but is a top prospect in the Class of 2008. He is a skilled, team-oriented wing player, a very good athlete and an accurate shooter. A fundamental guard, Lavender plays with tremendous basketball instincts and an extremely unselfishly.

John Carroll

Scouts, Basketball Recruiting
John Carroll joined Scouts Inc. after nine years as an NBA coach, including a seven-year tenure with the Boston Celtics that concluded with a four-month stint as interim head coach in 2003-04. Before joining the NBA, Carroll spent six years as head coach at Duquesne University and seven years at Seton Hall as an assistant to head coach P.J. Carlesimo.

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