Iroegbu could see himself at Arizona

Last week, 2013 point guard Ikenna Iroegbu added an Arizona offer. How does he feel about it? Are the Wildcats favorites? Read on to find out.

Future Oak Hill point guard Ikenna Iroegbu saw his recruitment take a big step forward when Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats came calling with a scholarship offer; an offer he is very excited to receive.

"It feels really good to get an offer from a school like Arizona," Iroegbu said. "I've been looking at them for awhile now. How they did it this year, going to the Elite Eight and beating Duke, getting an offer from a school like that means a lot to me."

Although he is just beginning to develop a relationship with the UA coaching staff, the former Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin High School prospect has quickly taken a liking to Miller and associate head coach James Whitford.

"First I talked to James Whitford, then I talked to Sean Miller," Iroegbu said. "They told me they like the way I play and that they could see me wearing an Arizona jersey someday.

"Sean Miller is a good coach. I think he's the best fit for Arizona, A.K.A. Point Guard U, since he was a point guard and he knows how to be a point guard. He knows how to coach point guards since he was one at Pittsburgh. He's a great fit for Arizona.

"Coach Whitford is a funny guy. I'm excited to get to know both of them; they're both real cool guys."

While Miller and Whitford are working to educate the 6-foot-2, 180-pound junior-to-be on the merits of the program, the factors surrounding the program have already made an impression.

"Their fans are crazy," Iroegbu said. "As soon as I got the offer, I got like 40 new followers on Twitter. That's good to know, that their fans are crazy. Their facilities are nice and it's a basketball town in Tucson."

With the style of play UA employs, Iroegbu believes that Tucson would be an ideal potential landing spot for him.

"I think I would fit in great since they like to get the ball up the court real fast and that's what I do best," Iroegbu said. "I think I would fit in great at the point guard position at Arizona.

"I'm a point guard that knows how to run the show. I know when to pass the ball, when to go to the hole, when to push up the court. I know how to be a facilitator."

However, Arizona is not the only school in pursuit of Iroegbu, as he was able to add another offer this week to his list. Although he received just the two offers last week, other schools have reached out to him to let him know they'll be following him closely.

"This week I had Arizona and Colorado offer me," Iroegbu said. "In total I have USC, Oklahoma State, Arizona, and Colorado. Virginia Tech told me they're going to watch me closely this summer. UCLA told me they'll be out at my games in July. San Francisco and Stanford are going to be at my games, and so is Cal. I also talked to West Virginia."

As more schools continue to evaluate him, Iroegbu plans on hitting the road soon to do some evaluating of his own.

"I don't have any visits planned yet," Iroegbu said. "I think I'll visit some of the Pac-12 schools in July, I just have to discuss it with my parents. I'll most likely make it down to Arizona."

Even though he has no leader publically, Arizona is one school Iroegbu believes he would fit in well at.

"I can see myself playing at Arizona," Iroegbu said. "They have a great point guard tradition, and my friends Nick Johnson and Josiah Turner are playing there next year.

"I could see myself playing there, and it would be a great experience if I decide to go there. I'm confident I can add to the point guard tradition there."

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