Arizona lands commitment from Belgian wing in class of 2018

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Arizona landed their second commitment in the Class of 2018 on Sunday, as Omar Thielemans, a 6-foot-6 wing from Belgium, pledged to the Wildcats.

Thielemans joins four-star shooting guard Devonaire Doutrive as the lone two commits in the class for Sean Miller as he looks to replace his entire starting lineup and what once was one of the best recruiting classes in the country.

A big, athletic wing with the ability to pass the ball and break defenders down off the dribble, Thielemans should be the kind of player that fits in well with the way that Arizona likes to play.

The club that Thielemans played for is BC Oostende, which is the best club in the country. They’ve won the Belgian League every year since 2011 and the Belgian Cup every year since 2012. Thielemans was buried in their youth ranks, but one of the things that European clubs do with players that are interested in playing in college is to hide them until they leave or opt to sign a pro contract with the club.