Despite committing in the class of 2023, five-star point guard Kylan Boswell will be joining Arizona Basketball a year earlier.
It has been a busy off-season for Arizona Basketball as Tommy Lloyd and the Wildcats have done their best to reload its roster for next season, bringing in several key commits and transfers.
Well, on Wednesday evening, the Wildcats received more good news as 2023 five-star commit Kylan Boswell announced via social media that he will be joining the Wildcats a year earlier than originally anticipated.
As you may recall, Boswell committed to the Wildcats back in February of this year and was the first commitment in the 2023 recruiting class for Arizona.
A standout point guard from just up the road at Compass Prep High School in Chandler, Arizona, Boswell comes to Tucson a year earlier, and his addition is a pleasant surprise to a backcourt that could use a bit more depth.
Joining Kerr Kriisa at point guard, Arizona Basketball should be in a much better position to compete with Kylan Boswell coming earlier.
Coming into 2022-23, Arizona appears to have a lot of strengths with its roster; however, perhaps their biggest question with this roster before Boswell’s reclassification was the depth at point guard.
Sure, Kerr showed a lot of promise in his first, full-season of work last year; however, behind him, things looked pretty thin at point guard.
Luckily for us, Boswell coming a year earlier means the depth issues get fixed immediately, and the talent at point guard is now significantly better this year than it was last season.
Kylan comes in standing a stocky, 6-feet-1-inch, and weighing 180 pounds. He is a bit smaller in stature; however, he is a sturdy point guard with good strength and a nice burst of speed. Overall, he is a quick and shifty guard that is good in the open floor that is also very crafty.
He uses his frame and strength well to play through contact, and he also has a good feel for the game, seemingly able to score well at all three levels which includes a nice jumper that extends well beyond the three-point line.
Beyond that, he excels on the defensive end which should give the Cats a nice boost there, and he is exactly the type of point guard that is going to continue to help this high-flying and high-powered offense moving!
Here is just a small preview of what Wildcat fans could see in Tucson this year!