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Miller continues recruiting success

Twelve months, eight recruits so far.

UA men’s basketball head coach Sean Miller officially inked two more incoming players Wednesday on the first day of the late signing period. Just as expected, Jordin Mayes and Jesse Perry will enroll in July.

And there’s one more on the way, Miller said.

“”In a little over 12 months, we’ve signed nine players,”” Miller said. “”That’s really hard to do. I like the ones we have, but it’s taken an amazing amount of energy to do it. But that part is behind us. Hopefully, a year from now, we can all agree we’re in a better place moving forward.””

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Mayes of Los Angeles is ranked No. 106 overall by and becomes the first Westchester High School alum to play at Arizona since Hassan Adams.

“”Jordin Mayes has won back-to-back state championships and had prominent roles on each,”” Miller said in a press release. “”He is the ultimate winner. First and foremost, he is an excellent 3-point shooter, and that, coupled with good size, gives him an opportunity to play both the point and off-guard positions during his career.””

The 6-foot-7, 210-pound Perry averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds at John A. Logan Community College in Cartersville, Ill. The transfer will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Miller signed five freshmen last spring, one last fall (Daniel Bejarano of Phoenix) and two to begin this spring signing period.

Miller said Monday he expects to add one more to his class.

“”These two signees are great additions to the Arizona family,”” Miller said. “”Their backgrounds in solid man-to-man defensive programs put them in a great position to impact our team right away.””

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