Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller reacts against the Wisconsin Badgers during overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Ray Smith commits to Arizona: Wildcats land 5-Star SF

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The Arizona Wildcats have once again become an elite basketball program under Sean Miller.

After reaching the Elite 8 and losing to the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats lost forward Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic) and guard Nick Johnson (Houston Rockets) to the NBA.

By landing the likes of Gordon in the past, the Wildcats have shown they have no problems attracting elite talent. That was proven once again over the weekend when 5-Star small forward Ray Smith gave his pledge to the Wildcats. He announced his decision via twitter.

Smith has good size at 6’7 and 185 lbs. He is from Las Vegas, Nevada and attends Las Vegas High School. He is ranked as the country’s third-best small forward prospect (behind Ben Simmons, an LSU Tigers’ commit and Jaylen Brown, who is uncommitted), the third-best overall prospect from the state of Nevada (behind center Stephen Zimmerman and power forward Chase Jeter, who are teammates at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas and are both uncommitted) and the 13th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

Smith also had offers from the Arizona State Sun Devils, California Golden Bears, Georgetown Hoyas, Louisville Cardinals , Texas Longhorns and UCLA Bruins, among others.

Smith joins 5-Star shooting guard Justin Simon in the Wildcats’ 2015 recruiting class.

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