Five-star 2016 power forward T.J. Leaf announced on Thursday that he has decommitted from Arizona.
“The school and staff of Arizona have been great to me and I have nothing but respect for Coach [Sean] Miller and the entire staff and wish them nothing but the best. But at this point in my life I know it is best to explore my options and pursue other basketball opportunities,” Leaf wrote on Twitter.
A native of El Cajon, Calif., Leaf is ranked as the No. 12 player in his class by Rivals.com. He was the only Arizona commit from the 2016 recruiting class prior to his decommitment.
The Wildcats finished 34–4 last season and reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.
You can read Leaf's full statement on Twitter below.
- Molly Geary