DeAndre Ayton, the No. 1 ranked basketball recruit in the class of 2017, verbally committed to Arizona on Tuesday night.
Ayton picked the Wildcats over Kentucky and Kansas.
Ayton, who attends Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix, made his pledge to Sean Miller's program on ESPN's SportsCenter. In doing so, Ayton becomes the first top-ranked recruit of Sean Miller's career -- and the first No. 1 recruit to ever pick Arizona. Ayton's commitment to Zona will almost definitely ensure Miller winds up with a top-five class in 2017. U of A was No. 38 heading into the day on 247's composite, but now finds itself up to No. 9.