Three emerging for Jackson-Cartwright

Parker Jackson-Cartwright continues to be one of Arizona's top targets. Read on for an update on his recruitment, including the three schools recruiting him the hardest.

The July dead period forced some possible prospects to change their visit dates to Arizona and 2014 point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright is still not sure when he can visit.

Originally, Jackson-Cartwright was scheduled to visit on July 2 but, due to NCAA rules, all visit dates across the country had to be canceled. Arizona has yet to have the four-star point guard on campus and is still working on when he will be able to get to Tucson.

"Me and Sean [Miller] talked on the phone recently and we are going to move it to sometime in August because we couldn't do it [in July]," said Jackson-Cartwright. "Late August."

Arizona is still in great shape with the 5-foot-9, 136-pound point guard from Loyola High School. He considers himself wide open, but says he currently has a top three.

"There are no real favorites right now," explained Jackson-Cartwright. "But if I had to name a top three it would be UCLA, Arizona and NC State.

"Those three schools are at the top of my list. I'm really looking at those, but I am still considering everyone. I'm wide open still."

That bodes well for the Wildcats, who have put Jackson-Cartwright at the top of their list for the class of 2014. There is still a while to go, but obviously getting him on campus is a priority.

In the meantime, Jackson-Cartwright has been traveling a lot this summer and attended the LeBron James Skills Academy this past weekend. He was looked upon to be the point guard on a team with Andrew Wiggins, Ivan Rabb, and Tommy Hamilton among others.

Jackson-Cartwright makes his teammates better almost better than anyone in the country, regardless of class. He was able to set up teammates for easy shots and piled up a lot of assists. The point guard said playing with and against great players makes him better.

"It's a good experience," said Jackson-Cartwright. "It's a humbling experience that I am picked with this plethora of good players. It's a good experience.

"I get to go up against some of the top players in the country everyday and you just have to compete and that's what I plan to do."

As all the prospects should, Jackson-Cartwright is using all the information he is receiving from coaches as a way to improve. He says that is the number one aspect he is taking away from the weekend.

"A lot of knowledge," he explained. "From the NBA players to the instructors who are with NBA teams and have a lot of knowledge about the game. I just want to improve my game whenever I leave these camps because I can get better.

"I come here with open ears, open eyes and I want to learn more every day."

Jackson-Cartwright will play through July with California Supreme and then hopes to make that unofficial visit to Arizona. As for how he likes the Wildcats, Jackson-Cartwright has a lot of good things to say.

"The coach, firstly," said Jackson-Cartwright. "Sean Miller was a point guard and I can learn so much from him. Their system also, every year they bring in a good class, so I could play with great players, great bigs and great wings.

"The staff is great, they have good facilities and everything is great about Arizona."

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