In-home visits going well

Arizona coaches have made in-home visits with Hassan Adams and Chris Rodgers. Two more players have yet to host the UA coaches, then the campus visits begin. All just a part of the recruiting process. For a complete update, read on......

On the evening of Sept. 17, Hassan Adams held his in-home visit with Arizona Coach Lute Olson and assistant coach Jay John. I've tried to get hold of Adams for a first-hand report on how the presentation went but I've been unable to reach him.f However, I have learned quite a lot from second parties.

Adams, a 6-4 two-guard from Los Angeles (Westchester), Calif., is a Top 25 player by most recruiting services and a prime target of the Wildcat coaching staff.

"The visit went very well," Adams' mother Connie said. "But all the visit have been good. I really don't want to say which were best."

Connie Adams and Marlon Morton, an assistant at Westchester, were both in attendance that evening.

According to sources close to the UA Basketball office, Adams was excited, asked a lot of questions and all felt the visit went "extremely well."

Adams has also had in-homes with Kansas, Cal, UCLA and Oregon. He's made an official campus visit to KU and will visit Oregon this weekend.

At this point in the process, Arizona is probably the favorite with Cal second and Oregon third. I've been told by two sources that Kansas is not a consideration while Boston College and Tennessee are longshots at best.

On Sept. 18, Olson and assistant coach Rodney Tention stopped in and made a presentation for Chris Rodgers. Rodgers, a 6-3 combo-guard from Portland (Woodrow Wilson), Ore., gave the Wildcats a verbal commitment almost two month ago and remains solidly committed to the UA. Rodgers is also a Top 25 player nationally.

Tonight, it's Brandon Roy's turn to host Olson and Tention.

Roy, a 6-5 wing from Seattle (Garfield), Wash., is midway through his in-home schedule. Oregon came calling Sept. 17, Arizona is in on the 19th and he concludes the in-homes the 22nd with Washington. Gonzaga, Boston College and Washington State have already made their presentations.

Arizona has not yet offered Roy a scholarship, but that's somewhat of a technicality because he hasn't taken the SAT or ACT tests. If he can post a qualifying score, I believe Roy will be offered a scholarship. Until that time, the only two to be offered are Adams and Andre Iguodala, a 6-5 wing from Springfield (Lamphier), Ill. Arizona has an in-home with Iguodala Sept. 24.

Iguodala has already hosted Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson and has visits scheduled with Boston College, Maryland and Kansas as well. Arkansas is considered the team to beat.

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