Arizona has granted Emmanuel Negedu an "immediate and full release" from his national letter of intent.
A 6-foot-7 forward, Negedu told CBSSports.com early Sunday that he requested the release in a weekend meeting with Lute Olson. When Olson left that meeting he gave the prized recruit no indication of whether the release would be granted. But Arizona officials released a statement this afternoon announcing the development, and now Negedu is free to be recruited by other schools.
Scout.com ranks Negedu as the 71st best senior in the nation.
Rivals.com has him at No. 40.
(Update: I just spoke with Negedu by phone. He said the four schools he's considering are Tennessee, Indiana, Memphis and Georgia Tech.)