The early signing period begins tomorrow and for every Pac-12 team and their fans it’s a day akin to Christmas. It should be a banner day for the conference and teams such as Arizona, UCLA, Colorado, Stanford, Washington State and Oregon, which is expected to bring in top-rated 2012 classes.
Meanwhile Washington looks as if it will sit on the sidelines at least at the start of the period.
The Huskies hosted Portland-area prospect Landen Lucas during last Friday’s exhibition and the 6 foot 10 center/forward told the Oregonian he plans to make a decision this weekend.
He’s also considering California, Stanford and Tennessee.
Oregon has been active this week recruiting and collected verbal commitments from three-star Las Vegas forward Ben Carter and Houston forward Damyean Dotson who is rated a three-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals.
California also received a verbal commitment from point guard Tyrone Wallace, a four-star recruit from Bakersfield, Calif.
Corrected: 8:35 a.m.
TUESDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Here’s our story on UW senior Darnell Gant and quick preview of the Huskies season.
— It was a good start for the Pac-12 as No. 16 Arizona beat Valparaiso 73-64 last night on the opening day of the college basketball season. Here’s the box score.
— Arizona’s Nick Johnson is a budding star. The Wildcats freshman finished with 14 points and six assists in his debut.