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Arizona lands top 25 guard

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Down in Tucson, Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats continue to own recruiting on the West Coast. Tuesday, they added another big time prospect when Justin Simon committed.
A 6-foot-4 guard from Temecula (Calif.) Valley, Simon confirmed with Rivals.com via text message on Tuesday that he had made a verbal commitment to the Arizona.
The No. 23 player in the class of 2015, Simon was one of the biggest stories of the winter as he went from relatively unknown to being one of the most highly sought after perimeter players in the country. For a while, it seemed as if every one of Simon's game featured multiple high major coaches in attendance and for good reason.
Simon is a versatile guard with good size and athleticism. He is an effective open court player who can either lead the break or fill in lanes and get to the rim. Some project Simon as a point guard and he can run a team for stretches, but Rivals.com sees the four-star prospect as more of a jack-of-all trade guard who does a little bit of everything.
In addition to his playmaking, Simon does an excellent job of getting to the free throw line and is an excellent defender. He can defend all three perimeter spots and is very aware whether he is on or off the ball. Looking ahead, Simon must continue to address his jump shooting to keep defenders honest.
Simon joins another similar combo guard as an early commitment to Arizona. Five-star Tyler Dorsey committed during the winter and like Simon can play multiple backcourt positions. Dorsey, though, is a more polished scorer and jump shooter at this time. Paired as a duo, they should be quite versatile and give Miller and his staff good size and firepower along the perimeter as they move forward.
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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