Is an offer close?

2014 point guard Parker Cartwright is one of the best players in his class. Read on to see if an offer is close, what other schools are recruiting him, and more.

Even though Los Angeles Loyola High School point guard Parker Cartwright just wrapped up his freshman year, he already has a pair of local Pac-12 offers and more may be on the way.

"I felt so happy to get those offers from UCLA and USC because they're so local," Cartwright said. "I'm really considering them because they're local. It's just down the street from my house and my parents could come. It would be great. I'm also hearing from Washington, Arizona State, and Arizona."

With the AAU circuit in full swing, Cartwright is working hard to improve his game in order to get the attention of more coaches and receive more offers.

"My summer is going great, I've been playing well and I picked up those couple of offers," Cartwright said. "I'm working hard; I'm working on my jump shot and trying to improve that. I'm also working on my free throws."

One school that the 5-foot-7 point guard is beginning to hear from is Arizona, and he feels that an offer from the Wildcats may be on the way.

"My contact with Arizona has been neutral right now," Cartwright said. "I'm supposed to call them, but I haven't talked to them just yet. I think Arizona is close to offering. I'm supposed to talk to them and they seem really interested. I'm just waiting on them."

While his recruitment with Arizona is in the preliminary stages, he was able to form a favorable impression of the program by taking in some of its games during the team's Elite Eight run this past season.

"I like Arizona's fast, up-tempo style," Cartwright said. "That's my whole game is running. I could definitely see myself playing there."

The 2014 product already has most of the west coast in pursuit of him, but Cartwright is hopeful that his recruitment will become more national as it continues. While he waits, he'll check out the schools that have already begun the process with him.

"I want to hear from Duke, Connecticut, and some other Big East schools," Cartwright said. "I've been to USC and UCLA already. I want to visit Arizona, Arizona State, and Washington."

With three years of high school remaining, Cartwright insists that he still has about a year to go before he makes a decision on which school he'll attend.

"I don't want to wait too late in the process," Cartwright said. "I want to make my decision by the end of my sophomore or by the middle of my junior year."

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