Continuing to make moves in the recruiting class of 2022, Tommy Lloyd and Arizona Basketball have received a commitment from 2022 Estonia big man, Henri Veesaar.
It is now how you start, but rather how you finish, and after a somewhat quiet start on the recruiting trail, Arizona Basketball and head coach Tommy Lloyd are red hot, receiving another commitment, this time from Estonian big man, Henri Veesaar.
Making news early Friday morning, Eurohopes announced that Lloyd, aka “The International Whisper”, has secured another surprise European commitment, and this is a big one!
A bit of an under-the-radar recruit in the class of 2022, Henri is considered to be one of the top international prospects after playing in the Real Madrid circuit for the past few years.
However, he made a name for himself last summer at the FIBA U18 European Challengers event when he finished by averaging 16.2 points and 11.6 rebounds while also adding 2.6 assists and 3.8 blocks per game.
Joining Arizona Basketball for 2022-23, Henri Veesaar should be an immediate impact player that will help bolster the Wildcats’ roster.
In the past month, Arizona has lost Bennedict Mathurin, Christian Koloko, and Dalen Terry to the NBA Draft. And beyond that, Justin Kier ran out of eligibility after graduating.
So, coming into this off-season, it was clear that the Wildcats needed more players to add to the roster.
Luckily, the Wildcats did add an intriguing prospect in 6-foot-8 win Filip Borovicanin just a few weeks ago. However, Veesaar is Arizona’s latest addition!
Coming in at 6-feet-10-inches, Henri is a bit of an intriguing prospect, and while there is a bit of mysticism about him, he is a kid with tremendous length, athleticism, and upside.
A skilled big man, Henri has plenty of room for improvement; however, his length and skill allow him to finish around the rim. He has a nice jump shot that extends to the three-point line, and he also has a nice finish and feel around the bucket. He uses his length well to disrupt shots, averaging 3.8 blocks and FIBA U18 European Challengers event.
Even though he will need to add some bulk and strength, he should be the perfect complement to this roster. His addition should help to balance out a group that needed additional depth in the front court.
Should Arizona return Dalen Terry, this is a group that is quickly shaping up to be a competitive one in the Pac-12. Especially as the Wildcats added Henri and Filip along with the returning of Azuolas Tubelis, Adama Bal, Pelle Larsson, and Oumar Ballo among others.
Here’s just a quick look at our latest Wildcat!