Allen feels like he fits

Arizona received a commitment from 6-foot-2 guard Kadeem Allen. Read on to see why he made the decision, how he fits in, and more.

On Monday, Arizona received a commitment from a player many feel may be the top junior college player in the country.

Hutchinson (Kan.) guard Kadeem Allen visited campus this past weekend and it did not take long for the 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard to decide to become a Wildcat.

"Arizona recruited me the most and hardest," Allen said. "Even in some tournaments when I did not play so well, Coach Miller and the Wildcats were on my side."

In addition, Allen enjoyed visiting Tucson and getting to know his future coaching staff and teammates.

"I enjoyed being there this weekend," he said. "It is a great coaching staff. I get along with all of the coaches and players. I also feel that the offense as a whole fits my style. I just enjoyed it a lot.

"They are good people. They are there for the kids and they want to better us and push us to the highest level of basketball we can get."

Away from the court, there was one major difference that stood out.

"Kansas is cold, so with me being there (Arizona) it is a good thing," Allen said. "It never really gets cold in Arizona, so that really stood out to me away from the basketball perspective."

In terms of how Allen fits in, the guard says that he is being recruited to play more of a combo role next season.

"They did not need to make a pitch to me, it was something I saw for myself honestly," Allen said. "They have guards and good posts, but they need somebody that is a combo guard. I can really see myself being able to play my game and fitting in with their style."

With Allen likely playing right away, what will he bring to Arizona?

"I bring a lot of intensity," he said. "I am aggressive. I don't care much for offense really. Defense is really my strong point. On offense I can finish, but I also like to make my teammates better and get them involved."


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