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UCLA Bruins point guard Lonzo Ball to be groomed by Arizona Wildcats

With the second pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Luke Walton’s Los Angeles Lakers select…UCLA Bruins point guard, Lonzo Ball. Lonzo Ball is the new face of the Los Angeles Lakers franchise, so explained Magic Johnson at the former Bruin’s jersey presentation press conference. Ball chose his college and high school jersey number two, even though Dereck Fisher […] UCLA Bruins...
Via Zona Zealots
7 hours ago

Arizona Basketball: Rawle Alkins decision to return similar to Andre Iguodala, let’s cut the nets down

Arizona Basketball guard Rawle Alkins had a decision to make similar to Andre Iguodala; to stay in Arizona or go to the NBA. They chose different paths, but both decisions were the right ones. Andre Iguodala decided to head to the NBA instead of coming back to Arizona as a junior. He made the right decision and […] Arizona Basketball: Rawle Alkins decision to return similar to...
Via Zona Zealots
12 hours ago

Congratulations to National Champion Hurdler Sage Watson

Arizona Track and Field star Sage Watson made Arizonans and Canadians proud last year in the Olympics, and recently she earned a national championship to add to her honors. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Watson just missed a bronze medal with Team Canada in the 4×400-meter relay. The Canadians were less than a second from the […] Congratulations to National Champion Hurdler Sage...
Via Zona Zealots
1 day ago

Arizona Basketball: Shareef O’Neal and Brandon Williams headline another potential Top 5 recruiting class

Arizona Basketball: Shareef O’Neal and Brandon Williams Headline Another Potential Top Recruiting Class, but who will follow them? The Arizona Basketball program made some serious recruiting noise when they managed to reel in Shareef O’Neal, son of arguably the best centers to ever play Shaquille O’Neal. Shareef chose Arizona, while his mom preferred him to stay close [...
Via Zona Zealots
1 day ago

Arizona Basketball Recruiting: Bol Bol Hinting at Arizona

The Arizona Wildcats have two players that have verbally committed for the Class of 2018.  Another one is hinting their interest – Bol Bol. Another one! Just when you thought offseason basketball recruiting couldn’t get any better! The latest involves 2018 commit Shareef O’Neal‘s close friend Bol Bol, hinting interest with the Arizona Wildcats. Currently, Bol has offers...
Via Zona Zealots
2 days ago

The Boston Celtics select Kadeem Allen from the University of Arizona

The University of Arizona senior guard Kadeem Allen was drafted No. 53 in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. University of Arizona power forward Lauri Markkanen was selected No. 7 by the Minnesota Timberwolves and was traded to the Chicago Bulls. A Players Program fans had to wait for another 46 […] The Boston Celtics select Kadeem Allen from the University...
Via Zona Zealots
2 days ago

WATCH: 2017 NBA Draft: Lauri Markkanen left speechless after living out NBA dream

Pac-12 Networks' Lewis Johnson catches up with former Arizona big man Lauri Markkanen after he was taken No. 7 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday night at the 2017 NBA Draft in Brooklyn. Markkanen was later traded to the Chicago Bulls and talked about the honor of playing for such a historic franchise and expressed gratitude to Wildcat coach Sean Miller.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Lauri Markkanen at No. 7 wasn’t a good pick

The Chicago Bulls selected Lauri Markkanen from the University of Arizona with the seventh pick in the 2017 NBA draft. The Bulls should have looked elsewhere with that selection. Lauri Markkanen is a 7-foot forward from the University of Arizona that was born in Finland. The Bulls acquired him through their trade with the Minnesota […] Why Lauri Markkanen at No. 7 wasn’t a good...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
2 days ago

Zona Zealots Fashion Police grade best NBA Draft suits

Each year, Zona Zealots reviews the NBA Draft picks fashionable suits, or jeans and a suit if you are a Big Baller. So here we go……we have to start with our own Arizona Basketball draft pick, Lauri Markkanen who went No. 7 overall in a trade to the Chicago Bulls. You could say that Markkanen […] Zona Zealots Fashion Police grade best NBA Draft suits - Zona Zealots - Zona Zealots...
Via Zona Zealots
3 days ago

The Bulls Select Lauri Markkanen No. 7 in the 2017 NBA Draft

With the seventh selection in the 2017 NBA Draft, Arizona Wildcat forward Lauri Markkanen was selected by the Chicago Bulls The wait is over for the big Finn after months of awaiting his fate, Lauri Markkanen came into Thursday, a favorite to be taken early in the 2017 Draft. As Markkanen walked up the stage […] The Bulls Select Lauri Markkanen No. 7 in the 2017 NBA Draft - Zona...
Via Zona Zealots
3 days ago

Arizona Basketball Recruit Nico Mannion impresses at Under Armour Event

Making waves in the Class of 2020, is Arizona Basketball recruit, Nico Mannion, as he impressed at the Under Armour Association Event. The rangy, sophomore-to-be point guard from Phoenix, AZ is certainly turning heads as of late, and its no wonder why Arizona offered Nico Mannion early on. Mannion, the son of former Utah Ute […] Arizona Basketball Recruit Nico Mannion impresses...
Via Zona Zealots
3 days ago

Fewer players with international ties picked in NBA draft

MIAMI (AP) — Lauri Markkanen had a special accessory sewn into the lining of his suit jacket at the NBA draft. The Finnish flag. “It’s been a little while,” Markkanen said. For the sharpshooting Finn, it was worth the wait. Markkanen — officially drafted by Minnesota, but traded to Chicago in the deal that sent Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves — will become the second...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Incoming Arizona Freshman Overcame all odds, earns Full Ride

When University of Arizona freshman Melvin Williams (Mell) puts his mind to something, there is no stopping him. Lemel Williams tweet came across our feed this morning courtesy of former Arizona Basketball forward, Ray Smith. Smith has a heart of gold, and he just keeps proving it over and over again. Williams has overcome so […] Incoming Arizona Freshman Overcame all odds, earns...
Via Zona Zealots
4 days ago

Does Lauri Markkanen fit with the Timberwolves?

The 2017 NBA Draft is hours away and up to this point many Timberwolves fans have seen a number of mock drafts featuring the Timberwolves selecting Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen with the seventh pick. Markkanen doesn’t seem like a bad option for the Timberwolves. He is a seven footer who shot 42.3 percent beyond the arc last year as a freshman with the Wildcats. The Timberwolves...
Via Howlin' Hockey
4 days ago

The University of Arizona makes list of Top 100 World Reputation Rankings, but not ASU

In the annual World Rankings for the Top 100 most reputable Universities in the World, the University of Arizona made the list! If it’s not the University of Arizona beating ASU on the field, or court, it’s also nice to be beating them in the classroom and overall perception of the respective schools. Last week, […] The University of Arizona makes list of Top 100 World Reputation...
Via Zona Zealots
4 days ago

Arizona Baseball: Jared Oliva and JJ Matijevic sign Contracts

Following the 2017 MLB Draft, Arizona Baseball players Jared Oliva and JJ Matijevic officially sign their Major League contracts. A week after having been drafted, now former Arizona Baseball players Jared Oliva and JJ Matijevic officially sign the big league contracts. This certainly doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as both players were drafted early […] Arizona Baseball...
Via Zona Zealots
5 days ago

Arizona Basketball: Jordin Mayes played out of his mind in The Drew League

You never know who you are going to be to watch play in The Drew League, and each time we go, we get another pleasant surprise. This weekend it was former Arizona Wildcat, Jordin Mayes. A couple of weeks ago, before Ira Lee stepped foot in Tucson to start training for his Arizona Basketball team, […] Arizona Basketball: Jordin Mayes played out of his mind in The Drew League - Zona...
Via Zona Zealots
5 days ago

2017 NBA Draft: Markelle Fultz in Philly Rumor, Impact for TJ McConnell?

The NBA Draft is one day away, and there’s a possibility of a major blockbuster trade that would impact the future of TJ McConnell. Rumors. Last week leading up to the 2017 NBA Draft has been crazy with some rumors circulating. The latest one is the BLOCKBUSTER trade between the Boston Celtics, who have the No.1 pick […] 2017 NBA Draft: Markelle Fultz in Philly Rumor, Impact...
Via Zona Zealots
5 days ago

Arizona Basketball Continuing to Recruit 2018 Forward, Taeshon Cherry

With the 2017-18 Basketball season months away, the Arizona Wildcats are already working on the Class of 2018, with forward Taeshon Cherry being a key target. Arizona Basketball is alive and well, and Sean Miller’s head coach is continuously working to bring in the Nations top talent. Perhaps one of those pieces may be Southern […] Arizona Basketball Continuing to Recruit 2018...
Via Zona Zealots
7 days ago

NBA Draft 2017: Latest SI Mock Draft, Lauri Markkanen at No.3

Only six days away until the 2017 NBA Draft – the future of the best of the best will be determined including Lauri Markkanen, who is at the No.3 spot in the latest SI NBA mock. Constant change! It seems as if every day Lauri Markkanen is moving up in the 2017 NBA Mock Draft. In […] NBA Draft 2017: Latest SI Mock Draft, Lauri Markkanen at No.3 - Zona Zealots - Zona Zealots ...
Via Zona Zealots
8 days ago

Arizona Football: Jalen Cochran to come back to Tucson

Arizona Football received some great news on Friday evening: Defensive lineman Jalen Cochran announced he would be rejoining the team. Finally some good news! With months to go before the start of the 2017 football season, the Wildcats received news that Jalen Cochran would be rejoining the program. If you may recall, Cochran announced back in early […] Arizona Football: Jalen...
Via Zona Zealots
8 days ago

Safety Armani Adams commits to Arizona Football

The Arizona Football coaching staff is finding success all over the USA, on Thursday, Coach Rodriguez garnered a commitment from Safety Armani Adams. Arizona Football received a verbal commitment from their first defensive back for the class of 2018 from Floridian Armani Adams, a three-star athlete. Adams hails from St. Petersburg Florida. Zona Zealots reached out […] Safety Armani...
Via Zona Zealots
9 days ago

Ira Lee showcases his talents in The Drew League and more

Before Arizona Basketball power forward Ira Lee stepped foot officially as a Wildcat, he impressively participated in a few games that got our attention. Arizona Basketball freshman forward Ira Lee, 6-foot-8 and 225 pounds, will be a wonderful surprise for Wildcats fans. The four-star athlete, before he arrived in Tucson last week, played in the ballislife […] Ira Lee showcases...
Via Zona Zealots
10 days ago

Prospect Report: Lauri Markkanen Of Arizona

Lauri Markkanen enrolled at Arizona as a highly touted pro prospect after impressive appearances in FIBA junior events for four straight years, and I think it's fair to say the seven-foot gunner from Finland met expectations. His rebounding didn't translate against collegiate competition, but his shooting turned out to be even better than expected and he posted one of the most remarkable...
Via RealGM - NBA
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft One Week Out: Will Lauri Markkanen be the Wolves Guy?

Various mocks have the Wolves taking the Finnish shooter. With the draft a week out, things get serious. The new mock at Draft Express has the Wolves taking Finnish big man Lauri Markkanen with the seventh pick leaving, in their scenario, Malik Monk and Dennis Smith Jr. on the board. DX isn’t the only mock draft that predicts this pick for the Wolves, several other reporters...
Via Canis Hoopus
11 days ago
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