Arizona’s incredibly promising 2017-18 season ended with a sudden whimper when it was bounced in the first round of the NCAA tournament. That sent the Wildcats into an extremely uncertain offseason, one they entered needing to replace their entire starting lineup yet holding zero commitments in the 2019 recruiting class.
They now have two. The first was 4-star guard Devonaire Doutrive, who committed on April 7 and signed a national letter of intent this past week, and the second is headed to Tucson all the way from Belgium.
— Omar Thielemans (@OmarThielemans) April 15, 2018
Omar Thielemans is a 6-foot-7 forward who visited Arizona over the weekend and committed on Sunday. Unranked prior to the Wildcats discovering him, 247Sports has slotted Thielemans as the No. 103 overall player and the 24th-best small forward in the 2018 recruiting class.
The additions of Doutrive and Thielemans has lifted Arizona’s 2018 class to 46th in the country and ninth in the Pac-12 after being unranked in both just 10 days ago.
With several scholarships left to give, Arizona is looking hard at graduate transfers to fill its roster but continues to pursue unsigned prep players as well. It is set to host 3-star Lithuanian center Lukas Kisunas, who was released from his NLI to Connecticut last month after Kevin Ollie was fired, on Thursday.