Beyond the arc: Could the NBA soon see the Greek Freak, Part II?

Beyond the arc: Could the NBA soon see the Greek Freak, Part II?

There's really no true offseason for college basketball. Here's three things that caught our college basketball writer and top 25 voter's attention in the last week:

Once and future Wildcat

Arizona's ties to the FBI investigation into college basketball gutted the Wildcats' 2018 recruiting. They lost five-star guard Jahvon Quinerly to Villanova and four-star forward Shareef O'Neal to UCLA. Brandon Williams looked lost for good, too, given official visits to Oregon and Gonzaga, but the four-star guard re-committed to Sean Miller on May 5. It's not a top 10 class, but even getting to No. 21 nationally should be considered a win.

Rich get richer

Duke's 2018 recruiting class already featured four top 12 players, so adding a reclassifying four-star wing in Joey Baker last week was just gravy for the Blue Devils. Their annual foil for the nation's top class got some help this week. As things stand now, five-star guard Tyrese Maxey won't reclassify to 2018, but it's an option still on the table and one fellow 2019 (for now) five-star guard Ashton Hagans might also take.

Greek Freak, Part II?

The initial NBA Draft Combine invitees are an interesting bunch — blessed with potential but many still with questions marks. Like the Greek Freak's brother, Kostas Antetokounmpo, who averaged just 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds last season at Dayton. But he's also 6-foot-10 with a 7-2 wingspan and possesses good quickness — all things NBA teams like. Antetokounmpo and the rest will get their chance to change minds starting May 16.

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