Let the good times continue to roll for the Arizona Wildcats and their 2017 class.
On thursday, the already fantastic class of DeAndre Ayton, Alex Barcello and Brandon Randolph added another piece that makes it that much better as 2017 power forward Ira Lee pledged to Sean Miller and company.
Happy to say I have committed to the University of Arizona 🐻⬇️ pic.twitter.com/EK6T7HVWgP
— Ira Lee (@iramandoesit) October 20, 2016
The 6-8, 225 pounder from Los Angeles plays above the rim with high-flying and powerful dunks on offense and has been known to be a great shot blocker defensively. He is a face-up four who can take the ball to the basket with above average ball handling skills for his size and the ability to knock down the mid-range jumper. While the dunks display a ton of power, there is also finesse to his game with good footwork in the paint and low block.
Lee, who reportedly had long been a big priority for Sean Miller and his staff, chose the Wildcats over California and Oregon. He is a four-star prospect and ranked 69th in ESPN’s top 100 for 2017.
The Cats 2017 class is nearing the chance to fill starting lineup if needed. With Barcello at the point, Randolph at the Wing with Ayton and Lee in the front court. The Wildcats could fill that five in the near future as, according to Jeff Borzello of ESPN, the top two remaining targets remaining for Arizona in the 2017 class are five-star wing Lonnie Walker and five-star big Brandon McCoy.