Cochise College forward Matt Korcheck has chosen to continue his college career with the Arizona Wildcats.
Chad Groth, a Phoenix-based basketball organizer, said Sunday that the former Sabino High School standout selected the UA over his other finalist, Oklahoma.
While Korcheck and Cochise coach Jerry Carrillo did not respond to messages by the Star on Sunday, Korcheck told Scout's Wildcat Authority that he would commit to the UA today and sign if the paperwork is available.
Korcheck's Twitter feed also had several thankful responses to people who congratulated him for becoming a Wildcat.
Groth said Korcheck, who is listed at 6 feet 9 inches and 220 pounds, was the MVP of his Area Codes Basketball Junior College Showcase event last July in Phoenix. He intends to redshirt in 2012-13, according to what Carrillo said last week, and by 2013-14 can become an impact player, Groth said.
"I know he's a high-major player," Groth said. "He was the best junior college prospect out of the West last summer and he keeps getting better. He rebounds well, likes to play hard and can run extremely well. With another year of redshirting, he can get stronger. I can see him getting to 260 (pounds in) another year. He's definitely an impact player, and that year of redshirting will help him."
Korcheck averaged 14.7 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Apaches last season, and has been evaluated by UA coach Sean Miller and assistants James Whitford and Joe Pasternack since last fall. He was eventually offered a scholarship for Arizona and visited campus unofficially last Thursday, while the Wildcats also officially hosted Duquesne transfer T.J. McConnell.
Carrillo said Korcheck was invited back for an official visit this weekend. McConnell, meanwhile, is expected to make a decision between the UA and Virginia soon.
If he signs with the Wildcats, Korcheck would take Arizona's last remaining scholarship for next season, but more could become available with additional roster movement. Among the UA's uncertainties this spring, point guard Josiah Turner remains indefinitely suspended.