Bennett keeping options open

Anthony Bennett was one of the best players at EYBL and now it seems that Arizona could pick up its recruitment. So what does Bennett think about Arizona?

Anthony Bennett is not a name that many Arizona fans may be familiar with, but that may soon change. The 6-foot-7, 230-pound Findlay prep prospect is hearing from a number of schools around the country, including UA.

"A lot of schools are recruiting me," Bennett said. "UConn, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Oregon, UNLV, Washington, Marquette, Florida, Florida State, and Xavier are all offers that I have. I'm also talking to Arizona."

The number 15 ranked power forward in the class of 2012 has been working hard on adding a perimeter game to his already existent post skills in hopes of adding another facet to a skill set he believes already has some variety.

"I'm an aggressive player, I try to get every rebound," Bennett said. "I try to get people open and score on the offensive end. This whole summer I'm working on becoming a perimeter player instead of a post, but I go back and forth sometimes. I still have the post game when I need it."

With an impressive list of offers in hand, Bennett is not yet ready to put one of those schools above the rest.

"I don't really have a leader right now," Bennett said. "It's wide open and I'm open to everybody."

While Arizona has not yet offered Bennett, it does not mean that he is not interested in hearing from the Wildcats.

"Arizona is a school I'd like to add an offer from," Bennett said. "I would for sure be interested in them."

That interest stems in large part from his interaction with his Findlay Prep teammate, future Arizona Wildcat Nick Johnson.

"Arizona has not been calling me that much, but Nick Johnson tells me that they want me bad," Bennett said. "I watch them with Nick all the time. Nick is really competitive and every time they play he would watch. I would watch with him and we would talk about who the best players are and the kind of things they do."

Bennett has the opportunity to add offers with a successful summer, so it's no surprise that he has plans to take things slow and drag out his recruitment.

"I'm not going to decide anytime soon," Bennett said. "I'm going to take my time and let things play out and I'll make a decision in the spring."


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