Iroegbu taking his time

Oak Hill point guard Ikenna Iroegbu already holds an Arizona offer and is now trying to add more. Read on to see where the UA stands, other schools involved, and more.

The Arizona Wildcats have extended a few offers in the class of 2013 and landing a point guard will be a need for the class.

One player Arizona has its eye on is Ikenna Iroegbu, who will be transferring to Oak Hill for next season.

"I felt like that was the best move for me after my sophomore year at Franklin," explained Iroegbu. "It was a good year with all my teammates, but I just felt like Oak Hill would prepare me to be a better player and person and help me get ready for the next level."

The Elk Grove Franklin (Calif.) point guard will transfer to a school that has consistently put quality point guards in college and Iroegbu hopes that he can be the next player in a long line of big names from the famed prep school.

"Brandon Jennings, Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook, Ty Lawson have all gone there," Iroegbu said. "Coach [Steve] Smith tells me to just control myself when I go down the court and just know what I'm going to do before I do it."

The move to Oak Hill may be a major change for Iroegbu, like any player, as he will have to make a major adjustment as far as life on campus and accountability for himself. The style of play will be in his favor as Coach Smith is used to having extremely fast point guards. "I like to get the ball up the court as fast as possible," said Iroegbu. "Most of the time I am the fastest one on the court, so that does me justice sometimes.

"I just like getting the ball up the court, finding my teammates and just being a true point guard. Sometimes I go too fast to where I can't control myself, but I am getting better at it."

Offers for Iroegbu have come in, but with some more growth and coaching to go along with his talent, you may see more offers pour in.

"[Offers] are the same right now with Arizona, USC, Oklahoma State, and Colorado," said Iroegbu. "As far as people showing interest right now, it's pretty much the whole Pac-12 and Virginia Tech really just hitting me up."

While Iroegbu has not named any favorites, he does admit the Arizona offer made an impression on him.

"They are a point guard school and have had players like Mike Bibby and Jason Terry," explained Iroegbu. "My friend Josiah Turner is going there and that is a good look for him. I'm happy about [the offer] since they did so well in the tournament this past year with Derrick Williams going with the second pick, going to the Elite eight and all.

"It felt real good to get the offer because Arizona is such a good school. I'm not thinking I made it or anything, but I do feel happy and blessed about it, so I'm just taking my time."

Iroegbu said that he would have to check with his parents as far as when they may start taking some unofficial visits to schools, but does want to check out some campuses in the near future.

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