Upshaw enjoys in-home

Arizona had an in-home visit with 2012 center Robert Upshaw Tuesday night. Read on to see how the visit went, what Upshaw's next step is, and more.

The Arizona coaching staff has been making its rounds and on Tuesday night, Sean Miller had an in-home visit with 6-foot-11, 240-pound Fresno (Calif.) San Joaquin Memorial center Robert Upshaw.

Upshaw enjoyed the visit and says that Miller and assistant James Whitford presented an overall picture of the school.

"It went very well," Upshaw said of the visit. "They came in and talked to me about basketball and a lot of things with the program and where my future with Arizona would be. They told me some key things about the history, the overall environment from basketball to the school to my life as an Arizona student. It went really well."

In order for Upshaw to get a better picture of why Arizona wanted him, he was told what his role would be at Arizona and how the coaching staff could see him fitting in.

"Basically we talked and they showed me a vision of how they run the offense," Upshaw said. "Things like making plays, passing the ball, which they thought I was really good at. Those small and key things, being in the post, they felt like I can do and run the offense.

"They felt like I was a good playmaker, going over the top in the post and shooting a 15-footer. It wasn't a lot about how I fit the program, but how I can make it better."

While it may appear that Arizona has picked up its recruitment of Upshaw as of late, he says that it is actually the opposite.

"Arizona has probably been one of my schools I have had the longest," Upshaw said. "They have been recruiting me since my first year in AAU when I played with Double Pump N' Run.

"Lately it has been off and on because of the NCAA rules with phone calls. As of now, it has been consistent with all schools, including Arizona."

Upshaw will now approach the next step in his recruitment, as he prepares to narrow done his list and proceed from there.

"I am done with the in-home visits for now with Arizona being the last," he said. "I am going to take some time, probably a week or so, and I am going to cut it down to three or four schools."

Once he has his list, Upshaw says that he will likely visit those schools. However, he seems to be backing off a bit from his previous idea of making a decision in the spring.

"Anything is possible right now," Upshaw said. "I am planning on taking officials, but anything is possible right now. For where I stand with committing in the spring, anything is possible."


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