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  • Arizona Establishing Pipeline to Oakland Soldiers

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    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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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.