Emerald City star eyes Arizona

The Wildcats are in hot pursuit for a big wing player and Seattle's Brandon Roy fits their needs. Roy, 6-5 from Garfield High School in the Emerald City has the skills the Cats desire, but there is tiff competition for his services.

"I like Arizona, Cincy, USC and U-Dub (Washington)," Roy said.

Washington, in addition to being the hometown team, signed several Seattle-area players, most of whom Roy is aquatinted with. Roy is still very uncertain about the whole recruiting process, and has consulted with some of these local signees.

"I've been told it's good to sign early," Roy said.

He is still sorting through information and doesn't know exactly what he's looking for in a college. Style of play is not important, but playing time is a definite factor.

"I'd like to come in and play right away," Roy said. "I can play the half court game as well as I can in the open court, so style of play doesn't really matter."

Like most high school players Roy needs to add strength and improve his defense, but he has some a huge upside as well.

"My height and handle," Roy said were to of his strengths. "I can shoot from the outside, people don't expect that from a guy who's 6-5."

Roy will participate in several summer camps and tournaments, but is really looking forward to next season.

"We'll be good, probably number one in the state again. We lost three senior starters, but our two leading scorers are back. We'll at least be good offensively."

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