San Diego guard may be off Wildcats' recruiting board

2013-09-20T12:25:00Z 2013-09-20T18:00:58Z San Diego guard may be off Wildcats' recruiting boardBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
September 20, 2013 12:25 pm  • 

Updated to note that:

Kell's visit to UA has definitely been canceled, according to what Marshawn Cherry told Scout's Josh Gershon (though my messages to Cherry, Kell and Kell's high school coach have not been answered).

Also, Sean Miller indicated on Twitter that he had a bit of fun with a fan who mistook him for Rich Rodriguez in New York.


Been having trouble with text messages lately so I figured maybe that was the reason I hadn’t heard back from San Diego guard Trey Kell and his travel-ball coach, Marshawn Cherry, this week.

Now I think I know why.

Kell’s planned official visit to Arizona may be off, according to the Union-Tribune’s Mark Zeigler, and has been keeping his intentions close to the vest.

Kell’s other choices are SDSU, Oregon, Vanderbilt and Gonzaga.

Kell was a very late recruiting target for Arizona, having been offered a scholarship during the last weekend of the July evaluation period.

Often, Sean Miller gives out scholarship offers much earlier in players’ high school careers but he said a few things during an end-of-summer news conference that might have addressed Kell’s situation.

“For every young player you recruit at an earlier stage there are many who start late and bloom late,” Miller said. “I’ll use Kentucky as an example. Most of their decisions in recruiting happen in the summer prior to a kid’s senior year because there’s so many things that develop in their ninth and 10th grade years.

“The other part is when you make a decision on one you always have those diamonds in the rough that tend to develop late and you can’t recruit them because you’ve already committed to another prospect. I do think there’s a balance right now of what’s going on. If you go early and recruit somebody at an early age, they have to be multitalented and very much mature.”

I have left messages with Kell, Cherry and St. Augustine High School coach Mike Haupt, and will update this if they are returned.


Miller is spending the day at the Brayden Carr coaches clinic at Fairleigh Dickinson, which will benefit a foundation established by Rhode Island assistant Jim Carr after his 2 1/2-year-old son passed away.

Upon flying into LaGuardia, Miller heard a familiar chant. He will get a chance to return to New York if Arizona beats Fairleigh Dickinson and (probably) Rhode Island in the NIT Season Tip-Off.


Justise Winslow is off to Florida this weekend, and his mother discussed his process with Zagsblog

Kameron Chatman, meanwhile, was scheduled to visit USC.

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