Arizona Rumors & News

  • 4-Star PG Prospect Brandon Williams Commits to Arizona over Oregon, More

    Bleacher Report "Four-star point guard Brandon Williams is headed to Arizona after all. Williams re-committed to the Wildcats at a ceremony at the Ballislife All-American Game on Saturday. He's the No. 31 overall prospect and seventh-ranked point guard in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports. The 6'2"..." May 05

  • Arizona unveils statue of Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson at McKale Center

    CBS Sports "The University of Arizona unveiled a statue of long-time coach Lute Olson on Thursday at the McKale Center, paying tribute to the Hall of Fame coach who led the program to new heights during his decades-long run that began in 1983 and ended at the conclusion of the 2006-2007 season. The..." April 13

  • Four-star 2018 guard Devonaire Doutrive reportedly commits to Arizona Wildcats

    Tuscon "Four-star class of 2018 guard Devonaire Doutrive of Southern California has committed to Arizona, his stepfather told 247Sports. Doutrive is now the first player in the Wildcats' new 2018 recruiting class, after their first three commits backed off in the wake of the federal investigation and..." April 09

  • How Arizona's Sean Miller could lose $1 million

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Prior to the start of the 2017-18 season, Sean Miller Arizona's men's basketball coach lost assistant Emmanuel "Book" Richardson, who was arrested amid an FBI investigation amid claims of bribery on the travel summer circuit. During the season, in large part due to the controversy surrounding the..." April 07

  • Arizona to decide if Sean Miller forfeits $1M if charged with crime or guilty of NCAA violations

    ESPN "The Arizona Board of Regents will vote this week whether to add language to basketball coach Sean Miller's contract which would require him to return $1 million if he's charged with a crime or found guilty of major NCAA violations. The amendment would be in addition to a clause in Miller's..." April 04

  • Top recruit Brandon Williams says he's taking unofficial visit to ASU

    Arizona Central "Brandon Williams, one of the nation's top high school point guards, tweeted Monday that he is visiting Arizona State on an unofficial visit. Williams previously was committed to Arizona but opened his recruiting options in the wake of the FBI investigation that has clouded the program's future...." April 02

  • Sources: Sean Miller, Heather Lyke have discussed Pitt coaching job

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Arizona coach Sean Miller and Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke have discussed the Panthers’ vacant head coaching position, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. The former Pitt and Blackhawk standout, according to sources, is interested in the job. The past year..." March 21

  • Deandre Ayton Makes Arizona A Legit NCAA Title Contender

    The Big Lead "DeAndre Ayton is the best player in college basketball right now. Arizona’s center absolutely dominated the Pac-12 Tournament in leading the Wildcats to a title. In the process he sent a message to the rest of the collegiate hoops world: despite a tumultuous season, Arizona is a legitimate..." March 11

  • Shareef O’Neal Says He Received Threats After De-Committing From Arizona

    Complex "Five-star recruit Shareef O’Neal revealed he has received threats after de-committing from the University of Arizona. O’Neal, who is the son of Basketball Hall of Fame center Shaquille O’Neal, committed to UCLA after Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller was accused of discussing a $100,000..." March 03

  • PG Brandon Williams becomes third player to decommit from Arizona

    ESPN "Arizona lost its final commitment of the 2018 class on Friday, as ESPN 100 point guard Brandon Williams announced he was decommitting from the Wildcats and reopening his recruitment. "I have had to take a step back and reevaluate my commitment," Williams said in a statement on Twitter. "Playing..." March 02

  • Did ESPN confuse Deandre Ayton with Brian Bowen in Miller report?

    Larry Brown Sports "A lot of holes have been poked into ESPN’s report that said Sean Miller was caught on a wiretap discussing paying Deandre Ayton to come to the University of Arizona. Now there is some speculation saying that ESPN confused Ayton for Brian Bowen in their report. Arizona Daily Star columnist Greg..." March 02

  • Sean Miller 'very emotional' after Arizona fans' standing ovation

    ESPN "As thousands of fans at the McKale Center rose and cheered for Arizona head coach Sean Miller before the start of Thursday night's game against Stanford, Miller looked around the arena and absorbed the atmosphere. His roller coaster of a week started last Friday, when an ESPN report tied him to..." March 02

  • Arizona Coach Sean Miller Denies ESPN Report, Will Return to Team

    SI "Arizona coach Sean Miller will remain with the program. In the press conference Thursday, Miller denied an ESPN report that said he had a phone conversations with former ASM Sports employee Christian Dawkins about a $100,000 payment for freshman DeAndre Ayton and said he has never paid any..." March 01

  • Sources: Miller, UA lawyers continue to negotiate coach's fate

    247 Sports "Lawyers of both Arizona head coach Sean Miller and the University of Arizona spent Tuesday in deep negotiations regarding Miller's future with the school, sources told 247Sports. By the end of Tuesday, the sides had yet to reach an amicable agreement regarding options for Miller to return to the..." March 01

  • Miller, UA lawyers continue to negotiate coach's fate

    247 Sports "x Lawyers of both Arizona head coach Sean Miller and the University of Arizona spent Tuesday in deep negotiations regarding Miller's future with the school, sources told 247Sports. By the end of Tuesday, the sides had yet to reach an amicable agreement regarding options for Miller to return..." February 28

  • Shaq's Son Shareef O'Neal to UCLA After Decommitting from Arizona Amid FBI Probe

    Bleacher Report "Shaquille O'Neal won three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his son is reported to be heading to La-La Land to play college basketball. Josh Gershon of 247Sports reported Shareef O'Neal has committed to UCLA after he decommitted from Arizona in the wake of reports the Wildcats are..." February 27

  • Sources: Sean Miller met Monday with Arizona, could learn fate soon

    247 Sports "Arizona head coach Sean Miller, his lawyers and Arizona’s administrators met Monday in an attempt to determine his future, sources tell 247Sports. Miller’s fate remains up in the air after continued speculation of the legitimacy of an ESPN report last week. The University is expected to make a..." February 27

  • Arizona says Sean Miller would not be paid more if fired with cause

    Larry Brown Sports "Sean Miller would not receive more money from the University of Arizona if fired with cause, the school says. On Friday, news broke that the FBI had evidence on wiretap of Miller discussing a $100,000 payment for recruit Deandre Ayton. A day later, ESPN’s Darren Rovell made headlines by..." February 27

  • DeAndre Ayton wants FBI, NCAA to clear his name

    Larry Brown Sports "Arizona freshman DeAndre Ayton’s lawyer is appealing to the FBI and NCAA to clear the young star’s name. On behalf of Ayton’s family, the attorney claims that Ayton told the FBI months ago that no payments were ever solicited, and that Ayton’s commitment to Arizona was based on basketball..." February 26

  • Attorney: Ayton committed to Arizona due to family ties, not money

    Sporting News "Deandre Ayton denied ESPN's report that said he received money from Arizona to play basketball with their program. Ayton's attorney issued a statement from the family Saturday stating they were "outraged and disgusted" by the report which detailed Arizona coach Sean Miller discussing payment..." February 25

  • Shareef O'Neal decommits from Arizona Wildcats; Brandon Williams may be next

    Tuscon "Shareef O'Neal decommitted from the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, and Brandon Williams' father told the Star that his family will discuss tonight whether to do the same. If Williams also decommits, the Wildcats would have no recruits left in the class of 2018. O'Neal, the son of legendary..." February 24

  • Deandre Ayton will play when Arizona faces Oregon

    USA Today "Arizona on Saturday has a chance to wrap up at least a share of the Pac-12 regular-season crown, but for now that possibility has lost importance. The school announced Sean Miller would not coach the team after an ESPN story Friday reported Miller was caught on FBI wiretap discussing a $100,000..." February 24

  • Sean Miller will not coach against Oregon following ESPN report regarding DeAndre Ayton

    SEC Country "It seems the first repercussions from the multiple bomb-shell reports that dropped Friday are happening, as Arizona coach Sean Miller will not coach his team’s game on Saturday against Oregon, per Greg Hansen of the Arizona Daily Star. This comes a day after ESPN’s Mark Schlabach reported that..." February 24

  • Quirk in Sean Miller's contract gets him more from Arizona if he's fired for cause

    CBS Sports "Following a bombshell report from ESPN on Friday night alleging that Arizona coach Sean Miller was caught on an FBI wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to lure a five-star recruit to commit to the school, it would come as no surprise to anyone if the university is exploring how to part ways with..." February 24

  • Arizona Must Fire Sean Miller Immediately

    The Big Lead "Sean Miller is done. If Friday night’s bombshell report from ESPN’s Mark Schlabach is to be believed, the FBI intercepted wiretapped phone conversations of Miller discussing paying $100,000 for five-star recruit Deandre Ayton. Given the existing connection at Arizona in the FBI’s investigation..." February 24

  • FBI wiretaps show Sean Miller discussed $100K payment to lock recruit

    ESPN "FBI wiretaps intercepted telephone conversations between Arizona coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins, a key figure in the FBI's investigation into college basketball corruption, in which Miller discussed paying $100,000 to ensure star freshman Deandre Ayton signed with the Wildcats, sources..." February 24

  • Allonzo Trier ruled ineligible due to banned substance; Arizona plans to appeal

    CBS Sports "Arizona junior point guard Allonzo Trier is facing the second substance-induced suspension of his college career. The university announced Thursday that Trier is indefinitely ineligible, effective immediately, per an NCAA mandate. The reason for his punishment predates the 2017-18 season...." February 22

  • Cheerleader ejected for heckling during Arizona's victory at Arizona State

    Arizona Central "Rivalries bring out the wild side of everybody – and, apparently, cheerleaders are not immune. During the second half of Thursday night's game between Arizona and Arizona State in Tempe, play was stopped momentarily while a UA cheerleader was ejected from the game. According to Rule 10,..." February 16

  • 5-Star PG Jahvon Quinerly to Commit to Villanova After Decommitting from Arizona

    Bleacher Report "Prized point guard prospect Jahvon Quinerly is reportedly planning to play college basketball at Villanova after decommitting from the University of Arizona in October. Per Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel, Quinerly will pledge to the Wildcats on Wednesday. Quinerly's talent is obvious. He's a..." February 13

  • Arizona coach Sean Miller after loss: 'I can't reach' players

    ESPN "After No. 14 Arizona's nine-game winning streak ended Saturday, Wildcats coach Sean Miller said he's having a difficult time reaching his players. Arizona never recovered from a sluggish start in a game it never led. The team shot 30 percent in the first half and also struggled defensively,..." January 07

  • Shareef O'Neal: I Spoke with LaMelo He's Pumped About Lithuania!

    TMZ "Shareef O'Neal isn't just a stud basketball player -- he's also got some reporting chops ... and he's got the inside scoop on LaMelo Ball. Shaq's son was at the TDE Watts Christmas Charity Concert when he told us he spoke with LaMelo about his move to play pro ball in Lithuania ... and told us..." December 22