Terry Armstrong, a four-star wing from Scottsdale's Bella Vista Prep, committed to Arizona on Wednesday, giving Wildcats coach Sean Miller the top two recruits in the state.
The No. 1 player -- five-star point guard Nico Mannion -- committed on Sept. 14.
Armstrong picked Arizona over Oklahoma and New Mexico. He is rated No. 57 nationally -- and the fifth-best shooting guard -- according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Rivals.com ranks Armstrong at No. 60 nationally and as the 15th-best small forward.
Armstrong (6-6, 185) is not originally from the Phoenix-area, as he grew in Flint, Mich. (and was offered a scholarship by Michigan State this summer). He attended Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint as a freshman, transferred to a school in Georgia but left before his sophomore basketball season to return to the Flint area. He was not eligible there as a sophomore.
Armstrong then enrolled at Bella Vista Prep for his junior season, when he averaged 24.3 points per game. He is noted as a physically-ready athlete who can score in a variety of ways.
Rivals.com national analyst Eric Bossi wrote last month about Armstrong's potential to rise in the recruiting rankings as a senior:
"Armstrong is a good-sized wing who has athleticism, strength and game to match. However, he’s not always been the most consistent player and because he’s had some high school transfers, he’s missed out on some time on the floor that could have been helping to prepare him for the next step. His situation looks to be stabilizing, though, and that’s great for him but potentially dangerous to those ranked above him."
Miller is back to recruiting at a high level, even as the FBI investigation into corruption into college basketball continues. Two Adidas representatives and Christian Dawkins, who worked for a sports agency, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud on Wednesday. Former Arizona assistant Book Richardson, who was arrested in the investigation and fired from the university, faces his trial in April.
Before Armstrong's commitment, Arizona class -- which includes two five-star recruits -- was ninth nationally in the 247Sports Composite. With his commitment factored in, the Wildcats have the No. 2-rated class, behind USC.
--Small forward Josh Green (No. 10 nationally)
--Mannion (No. 13 nationally)
--Center Christian Koloko (No. 163 nationally)
So, yeah, go ahead, UA fans, and dream of a perimeter that features Mannion, Green and Armstrong ... if all works out as planned.
Miller said his 2019 class likely will have five or six players.