Point guard re-enters the picture

Arizona's reputation for developing point guards is well known all over the nation. It should come to no surprise that the nation's best floor general's would be interested in the Cats. What is surprising is that even with Mustafa Shakur due on campus in the fall, the Cats are getting love from a point guard who had previously dropped Arizona.

Arizona's reputation for developing point guards is well known all over the nation. It should come to no surprise that the nation's best floor general's would be interested in the Cats. What is surprising is that even with Mustafa Shakur due on campus in the fall, the Cats are getting love from a point guard who had previously dropped Arizona. Originally Jason Horton, a 6-0 point guard from Cedar Hills (HS), Texas, had the Wildcats high on his list, but after the addition of Mustafa Shakur it looked as if he was turning his attention elsewhere. That seems to have changed and now Horton is again considering Arizona.

Horton's older brother Daniel will be a sophomore at Michigan next season and conventional wisdom had Jason becoming the next family member joining the Wolverines. The family holds Tommy Amaker and his staff in high esteem and most thought that Ann Arbor was the likely destination for the younger Horton.

Things seem to be changing. According to some very reliable sources Horton is showing a lot of interest in the Wildcats and other schools as well. The Wolverines may be in the driver's seat but they will have their work cut out for them in an effort to reel Horton in.

Horton has a great handle and can really shoot the ball. He looks to be a great scoring point guard, but is not one-dimensional and can get his teammates involved as well.

Horton is playing in the Kingwood Classic in Houston and Wildcat coaches are on hand.

In addition to the Wolverines and Wildcats, his list also includes Arizona State, Florida State, Missouri, North Carolina, Stanford and Texas.

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Brad Allis contributed to this story.

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