Swann needs time to reflect

Isaiah Swann needs some time to think. The highly rated combo-guard visited Arizona this past weekend and has already had a great visit to Florida State. Now Swann wants to sit back, digest the information and decide how he wants his recruitment to proceed.

"He does not know what he's going to do," said Swann's advisor, Marck Crutchfield, the coach at Montgomery College in Maryland. "He's weighing his options. This weekend he will decide if he is going to take any more visits."

Isaiah Swann enjoyed both of the visits he's taken so far and may have enough information to make a decision. He's still considering a visit to UConn and Cincinnati is still in the picture as well.

"We'll move on to the next stage when he is ready," Crutchfield said. "We're going to let him relax and clear his head a little bit. This is a great big decision."

Swann spent the weekend in Tucson, got to meet all of the Wildcat players and spent some quality time with Lute Olson. He participated in pickup games with the team and quickly fit in. It didn't take long before Swann was lobbing alley-oops and finding players in the post with crisp bounce passes.

Swann could be an important pick-up for the Cats. He's a true combo-guard who is as comfortable running the point as he is playing the two. He's a rare player who can shift gears between positions and knows his role at either spot.

Swann attended Oak Hill Academy last season but has enrolled at the Hargrave Military Academy this year. Swann has fit in great at Hargrave and has already been promoted and made a leader of his particular group. However, Swann did have to make an adjustment to play at Hargrave. He had to get rid of his cornrows and the goatee he had been sporting. According to Crutchfield it was no big deal.

"That is how he is," Crutchfield said. "He'll do whatever is asked of him. He knew that by going to (Hargrave) he'd have to shave his hair and he was fine with that."

Crutchfield said that he is the exact same way on the basketball court. He does what he is told and will make sacrifices for the greater good.

There is no timetable for a commitment, but if Swann chooses not to go to on anymore visits a decision could come very soon. A verbal by Swann to the Wildcats would effectively end the recruitment of Shaun Livingston. Livingston, the nation's top-rated point guard, is supposed to visit for Midnight Madness, but he's thought to be a Duke lean. If Swann commits to Arizona, the Cats would not need another guard and they would not need the services of Livingston.


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