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April 8, 2013

GOAZCATS.com War Room 4/8

There was certainly no shortage of news in the past week with the Arizona basketball program, and that's what highlights this week's GOAZCATS.com War Room.

-The most recent rumblings surround who James Whitford's replacement will be after the former UA associate head coach left Saturday for the head coaching job at Ball State.

Shortly after, we put out our initial list of names to keep an eye on, and this installment of the War Room has added a few more names.

Included is one with West Coast ties not named Tony Bland, but he has just as strong of a presence - if not better - on the recruiting trail.

Plus, all of the latest updates running up to late Sunday on each of the names, including rundowns on previous stops and a look at relationships with UA head coach Sean Miller.

There are popular names as well as some lesser-known possibilities. There are direct quotes and more insight from those close to the names.

-The Wildcats also received a commitment from five-star forward Aaron Gordon for 2013.

GOAZCATS.com senior editor Tracy McDannald shares his personal first encounter and 1-on-1 chat with the future Wildcat while on the recruiting trail in Las Vegas last summer.

Find out what we learned about Gordon then that nobody else was around to see.

-On the football field, Arizona is close to wrapping up camp with the spring game nearing this Saturday.

So how have the Wildcats progressed?

Well, we start with a look at the quarterbacks and receivers - including thoughts from both position coaches, Rod Smith and Tony Dews, respectively.

-Also, staff writer Danny Passovoy takes a look inside the numbers of the UA baseball team's current six-game winning streak.

Find out where some Wildcats even rank among the Pac-12 Conference and nation's leaders - including one player's rising potential draft stock.

- Arizona had a very good week on the recruiting side with the basketball program picking up one of the biggest commitments during Sean Miller's time in Tucson.

GOAZCATS.com recruiting editor Matt Moreno takes a look back at what led to Gordon announcing his decision for Arizona and what it means to the future of the program in upcoming classes.

- On the football side of things quarterbacks are always a hot topic with Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez.

The Wildcats have a number of offers to many talented 2014 signal callers already, but one of them is very much interested. We'll have plenty more on who that is and where things stand in his recruitment.

- Staying on the topic of quarterbacks, the 'Cats also have a commitment from a 2016 recruit already, and the quarterback has continued to work on improving his skill set as he finishes his freshman year of high school.

We'll get you up to speed with his progress in this week's War Room.

To find out all that and more, click here and head over to the GOAZCATS.com War Room.

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