Arizona Basketball: Wildcats add a Solid Walk-on in Alec Spence

Sean Miller continues putting in work in preparation to the 2018-19 Arizona Basketball season as the Wildcats add a late walk-on!

Arizona Basketball never stops, and head coach Sean Miller continues to prove that every single year. Still months away until the official start of 2018-19 season, and the Wildcats have added a late walk-on!

Meet Alec Spence, a St. Louis native, and former Rice Basketball commit. A 6-foot-6-inch 195-pound guard was a standout at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (St. Louis, MO).

However, after a slight class issue, Spence never made it to Rice and instead enrolled at Vermont Academy last year. Fast forward to now, and Spence is heading to Tucson!

News broke of Spence’s addition on Friday via social media, when the University of Arizona had announced it!

Well, the initial thoughts on Spence, are that he’s a solid addition! Not many programs are able to find players of Spence’s caliber that walk-on!

He has division one talent, especially if Rice felt comfortable enough into giving him a scholarship offer, and this season, the Wildcats will need as much talent and helps as possible.

As it stands, the Wildcats should have a pretty competitive team, but there are a lot of questions heading into the season. Gone are uber talents like; Deandre Ayton, Allonzo Trier, Rawle Alkins, Dusan Ristic and Parker Jackson-Cartwright.

That’s quite the production, but luckily, Arizona returns quite a bit of talent as well! Additionally, they numerous talented players coming in.

Adding a guy like Spence is huge for numerous reasons. As stated before, he’s a division one-level talent. He obviously provides depth, but in addition providing numbers to Arizona’s roster, having him compete in practice and possibly playing is huge too!

Spence was a solid player in high school, and perhaps he could have a big impact here! He plays confidently, shows off great athleticism and possesses a nice motor!

Based on his film, it’ll be interesting to see how he develops at Arizona and under Miller!

At Zona Zealots, we would like to welcome Alec to the Wildcats and wish him the best as he makes his way to Tucson! Bear Down, Arizona!