Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon forward Ira Lee was recently in Scottsdale for a tournament and took the opportunity to drive to Tucson on Saturday for an unofficial visit.>p
The 6-foot-7, 215-pound sophomore prospect was able to sit down with Sean Miller, which was one of the high points of the visit.
“I took an unofficial visit to Arizona and I loved it,” Lee said. “It was a great experience and I got to talk with Sean Miller.”
In addition, Lee was able to take in a practice and get a glimpse of how he would be used at Arizona.
“I saw Arizona practice and I love how they ran through practice the day before a game,” he said.
“They tell me I can play the three and the four. I am an athletic wing that can also take it up the court and do different things inside and out.”
Lee is out for the season after tearing his labrum, but continues to make progress with the injury.
“It’s going pretty smooth right now,” he said. “I took the sling off Christmas Day. I am moving it around a bit and trying to get the range of motion back.”
The injury has been a learning experience of sorts for Lee.
“It helps me and my team,” he said. “They have to learn how to play hard without me and they have done a great job.
“It has taught me to support my teammates no matter what kind of adversity we face. I have to keep them fired up and give them the same energy I usually would on the court, but in a different way.”
Despite being injured, Lee’s recruitment has not slowed down a bit.
“Arizona, Cal, UCLA, USC, Tulsa, Auburn, and UConn are the schools that have offered me,” he said.
When looking at his options, Lee knows what his decision will come down to.
“Education is my number one thing and then how they can develop me for the next level,” he said.
“I don’t have anything planned right now, but I think I will take more visits soon. I am far away from a decision. I am a sophomore, so I have plenty of time.”