Boatwright looking forward to visit

Bennie Boatwright is one of the top players in the west for 2015. Read on for his thoughts on his recruitment, Arizona, and more.

Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany 2015 forward Bennie Boatwright believes that he had a relatively successful summer in front of college coaches.

"The summer went well for me," Boatwright said. "I think I played alright. I probably could have played better, but I just need to keep improving. I try to play hard no matter what, so nothing changed for me when all of the coaches watched me."

The 6-foot-7, 190-pound forward has heard from numerous schools throughout the nation, but currently has no favorites.

"UCLA, USC, Arizona, Cal, Texas, Kansas, Florida, and there are some other school that don't come to mind right now," he said. "There's nobody sticking out right now though. I want to continue to look at all of my options."

As Boatwright does look at those options, he has a good idea of what he wants to see from the schools recruiting him.

"A family atmosphere and where I feel at home," he said. "Also, a school where I can develop as a player and a person."

The Wildcats have offered Boatwright and he says that their pitch has been pretty simple.

"Arizona tells me that they like the way I play," Boatwright said. "They think I am a good shooter and can do some other things, so they believe I will have a good chance to play right away."

Boatwright will get an opportunity to hear that pitch up close when he visits Arizona next week.

"I will be visiting August 5," he said. "I visited UConn before. When I go on these visits, I want to talk to the coaches and see the campus as well. I am looking forward to seeing what Arizona is like."

Even if Boatwright enjoys his visit, he has no plans of making a decision any time soon.

"I will probably commit late in the process," he said. "I am not in a rush to make a decision or anything."


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