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5-star recruit Nico Mannion commits to Arizona basketball

Posted: 3:40 PM, Sep 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-14 21:46:57Z

One of the top basketball recruits in the country has decided to become an Arizona Wildcat.

Nico Mannion, a point guard out of Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, is ranked as the No. 13 player in the country by 247 Sports.

Mannion is 6-3 and 200 pounds. His arrival could mark a turning point in Arizona basketball recruiting. The Wildcats 2018 recruiting class was gutted by the FBI's arrest of Book Richardson on bribery charges.

Mannion will be eligible to play in 2019.