Pitts excited about future

Elliott Pitts is comfortable now that he is headed to Arizona as a part of the 2013 class. Read on to see what he feels he needs to improve on, what his focus is now, and much more.

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle shooting guard Elliott Pitts is looking forward to the coming high school season for a number of reasons.

One of the main reasons is that he knows where he'll be attending college next year.

"It's a huge relief to be a Wildcat," Pitts said. "I've worked hard my whole life to try to get the opportunity to play at a good school and I was able to accomplish that.

"Now, I can just enjoy my senior year with no distractions and really focus on finishing with a bang. I'm just so happy."

Pitts says that a big part of his decision was the coaching staff and he still talks to it when he can.

"The coaches were what really did it for me," Pitts said. "They're all about basketball, but they also care about you as a person. They are all genuine and I couldn't be more impressed by everything.

"The UA coaches remind me a lot of my high school coaches and that was what I was looking for in a college coaching staff."

When it comes down to it, Pitts still feels that his decision was an obvious one.

"Besides the coaches, the program obviously has a great reputation and the players were great, so when I looked at everything it really was a no-brainer," he said.

Pitts was also attracted to the role the UA staff envisions for him.

"They think I can play both guard spots," Pitts said. "They want me to work on my handle and continue to get stronger, but they also want me to get comfortable at shooting guard because shooting the ball is my strength."

Pitts wants to improve on a few areas before arriving in Tucson.

"The next year will be critical for me," Pitts said. "I want to become a knock-down shooter along with improving my leadership and ball handling. I'm working on those things every day."


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