Arizona Wildcats to host juco combo guard

2013-10-24T15:00:00Z 2013-10-24T16:42:28Z Arizona Wildcats to host juco combo guardBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 24, 2013 3:00 pm  • 

The Arizona Wildcats will host junior college combo guard Kadeem Allen for an official recruiting visit this week, according to Brad Winton of JucoRecruiting.com.

Winton said Allen also received a scholarship offer earlier today from Kansas, having steadily attracted major college interest since becoming a juco standout last season at Hutchinson CC of Kansas. He averaged 17.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists as a junior college freshman.

“He kind of blew up last year,” Winton said. “It seemed as if Arizona was the leader but Kansas offered him. He hasn’t mentioned a ton of other schools.”

According to a Wichita Eagle story in June, Arizona joined Kansas State, Marquette, Nebraska, Seton Hall, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Indiana and Miami (Fla.) in offering Allen.

Most likely, Arizona is seeking for Allen to play both guard spots, since the Wildcats will lose Jordin Mayes and possibly some early pro departures.

Winton said Allen played mostly off the ball last season but is scheduled to play at the point this season.

“He really understands the game well and has a good feel for things,” Winton said. “He’s a good passer, a very good defender on and off the ball and can guard the one or two spot.”

Winton said Allen is an athletic slasher who is also a “pretty good shooter” from midrange and beyond. Allen shot 43.8 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from three-point range and 72.1 percent from the three-point line, according to the official Hutchinson stat sheet.


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The rates can be found on the NCAA's searchable database. For Arizona's GSR, click on the "graduation success rate" tab, then search for either UA or Pac-12 men's basketball in 2012-13.


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