Wildcats offer scholarship to L.A. wing

2013-01-28T20:29:00Z 2013-01-28T20:54:48Z Wildcats offer scholarship to L.A. wingBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 28, 2013 8:29 pm  • 

Namon Wright, a Top 75 wing from the class of 2014 from Los Angeles, tweeted today that Arizona has offered him a scholarship.

Wright's tweets are protected but Scout's Josh Gershon quoted his words in this tweet:



The Wildcats were keeping an eye on Wright last summer but he has improved as this season has progressed, said Gershon, who has seen Wright often out of his Southern California base.

"He was always a player who pretty much did everything on the court but he just progressed to where he’s doing things at almost dominant levels at times,”  Gershon said. "He's a terrific defender, really plays hard. He rebounds, passes and does a lot of little things."

Gershon also said Wright has always been a strong shooter from midrange.

Wright is listed at 6-5, 175 in this ESPN bio while Scout has him at 6-4, 185.


Sean Miller said on his radio show tonight that he expects to add two more players to the class of 2013, with one of them possibly a transfer. Miller said UA could have four more commits (from the 2014 class) by the fall, noting that he expected the newly allowed official visits by juniors to result in earlier commitments.


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