Arizona continues to stand in great shape in the recrtuiting circuit. 2014 Wildcat commit Parker Jackson-Cartwright has been impressive on the circuit thus far and is currently showing why he is a top 5 point guard at the NBPA camp this weekend. He is often criticized for being small and skinny, but that hasn’t stopped him from playing big; being the floor general, penetrating traffic to find teammates, and making tough shots when needed. This young man will be a great true point guard in Sean Miller’s system getting big minutes as a freshman on to become a starter his Sophomore year.
While Parker is the lone commit thus far for the Wildcats in the class of 2014, Sean Miller and Co. continue to make huge strides with other recruits in the class to hopefully join him. Justise Winslow is a well known big priority for the Cats and Miller, he was able to get Winslow on campus this past week before he left to tryout for the USA U-19 team. Miller also has an advantage to keep U of A in his ear from other people as current Wildcats Brandon Ashley, Aaron Gordon, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are all trying out for the team as well. They will most definitely inform Winslow what it will mean for him to be wearing ARIZONA across his chest. Another top priority Stanley Johnson, who most recently wont the MVP award at Pangos will officially visit Arizona September 14. Arizona football plays U-Texas San Antonio that weekend, not a huge game, but the fellow Cats are sure to show him a good time. As many know, Johnson plays on the Oakland Soldiers travel team, whom the Cats have a great relationship with.
As for the 2015 recruiting class, Arizona has most recently offered 6′-6″ 190 lb SF/SG Malachi Richardson. Richardson is known for his silky smooth stroke as he can shoot from anywhere on the floor. He has great handles to create space for his shot and can find teammates for open looks or easy lay-ups as well. He is long and lanky as is the case with most of Sean Miller’s 2/3 guards. It will be fun to see this young man grow into his frame and develop his game over the next couple years.