Five-star point guard Nico Mannion picks Arizona Wildcats over Marquette

Sep 17, 2018 359

The Arizona Wildcats’ recruiting is back among the nation’s elite. The nation’s top 2019 point guard, Phoenix Pinnacle’s Nico Mannion, announced he will play for the Wildcats in 2019-20, giving Arizona its first five-star commit since its projected powerhouse 2018 class was severely compromised by a federal investigation into college basketball.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Mannion chose the Wildcats over Marquette, having eliminated North Carolina and Villanova on Sept. 7. He had an Oct. 5-7 visit scheduled for Marquette, but told 247 Sports that he decided to come to Arizona within a day or two after UA coaches visited his Phoenix home last Sunday, the first day in-home visits could be made.

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