UA in-home visits scheudled

UA coaches have scheduled five in-home visits with some of nation's top high school seniors-to-be. The face-to-face meetings offer and opportunity for Lute Olson and his staff to "sell" the University of Arizona and its basketball program. It also allows the parents a chance to scrutinize those who will be molding the future of their son.

The July summer camps have concluded and college basketball coaches have evaluated the nation's high school players from coast to coast.

The University of Arizona is attempting to fill positions at the two-guard and wing forward on its roster. The Wildcats already have one commitment. Chris Rodgers, a 6-3 combo-guard from Portland (Woodrow Wilson), Ore., verbally committed to Arizona last May. Two more scholarships are available, but it's likely the UA will give only one during the fall signing period and save the other for next spring or possibly next year.

The in-home visits are the next step in the recruiting process. These meeting offer Lute Olson and his coaching staff an opportunity to "sell" the UA Basketball program. Olson's presentation will include a prepared video, showing the UA campus and its surrounding and ending with highlights from the Wildcat's run to the National Championship Final.

The face-to-face visit also allows the player and his family the opportunity to voice concerns they might have about the school or the basketball program. Hopefully, when the meeting concludes all parties will have a better understanding of each other.

Here is a list of the in-homes and the dates:

Sept. 11 Hassan Adams, 6-4 two-guard from Los Angeles (Westchester), Calif.

Sept. 14 Serge Angounou, 6-7 forward from Albuquerque (Rio Grande), N.Mex.

Sept. 18 Chris Rodgers, 6-3 combo-guard from Portland (Woodrow Wilson), Ore.

Sept. 19 Brandon Roy, 6-5 wing forward from Seattle (Garfield), Wash.

Sept. 25 Andre Iguodala, 6-5 wing forward from Springfield (Lamphier), Ill.

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