UA basketball: Speedy pickup for Point Guard U.

2013-02-24T22:00:00Z UA basketball: Speedy pickup for Point Guard U.Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 24, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

While discussing last week how a “complete and total floor general” can make the game look smoother, Arizona coach Sean Miller noted that he’s been working the high school class of 2014 to find a suitable point guard.

“That’s a really, really big thing for our program moving forward, that we get that right,” Miller said.

Just five days later, Miller was able to officially place his bet on Parker Jackson-Cartwright, a five-star point guard in the class of 2014 from Los Angeles’ Loyola High School who committed to the Wildcats on Sunday over UCLA and Gonzaga following a last-minute official visit to UA.

Just 5 feet 8 inches, Jackson-Cartwright has drawn wide praise for his command of the game as well as blinding speed and skills that help him on both sides of the ball. Rated No. 22 by Scout and No. 30 by ESPNU in the class of 2014, Jackson-Cartwright will be expected to play alongside or behind T.J. McConnell as a freshman in 2014-15 and possibly take over the point after that.

Read more in Monday's Arizona Daily Star.

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