LOS ANGELES — The day after Larry Drew II and Brandon Jennings played in the 2007 Cactus Classic at McKale Center, they each met with Lute Olson.

The Arizona Wildcats coach — who had, within a month, dismissed longtime assistant Jim Rosborough and hired Kevin O’Neill — had to choose between the two high school point guards.

“He told me straight up, basically, ‘I want both of you guys,’” Drew said. “’You’re great point guards in my opinion. And whoever commits first.’”

That wasn’t the first time that year Drew heard the ultimatum. He was offered a scholarship to UCLA, but only if he committed within a week.

In both cases, Drew waited.

Read more about Drew in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star.