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Hopkins basketball standout Zeke Nnaji commits to Arizona Wildcats

The Gophers were not in his final five.

One of Minnesota's top high school basketball players committed to the Arizona Wildcats on Friday. 

Zeke Nnaji, a 6-foot-11 forward from Hopkins High School, picked Arizona over four others in his final five: Baylor, UCLA, Kansas and Purdue. 

"I'll be playing college basketball and continuing my education at the University of Arizona," Nnaji said during a ceremony at Hopkins High School. 

Nnaji is ranked 38th in ESPN's top 100 recruits in the Class of 2019, and he's 35th nationally in 247 Sports' rankings. 

According to 247 Sports, only one of Minnesota's top six recruits in the Class of 2019 has yet to announce their college choice: Michael Hurt, a five-star forward from Rochester. 

Four-star guard Tyrell Terry of DeLaSalle is headed to Stanford; Robert Jones of Prior Lake is going to Denver University; Tyler Wahl of Lakeville North committed to Wisconsin; David Roddy of Breck is going to Colorado State. 

Kansas is the favorite to receive a commitment from Hurt, who is among the 10 highest-rated recruits in the country. 

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