Forward likes the Wildcats

One position the Wildcats are seriously taking a look at is the combo-forward spot. Versatile players like Luke Walton and Rick Anderson made things much easier for Lute Olson. Finding one player that can go inside or outside is a luxury Arizona loved having.

Kyle Spain may just fit that role. Spain is considered by many recruiting analysts as one of the top small forwards on the West Coast, but he may be skilled enough to play the four as well.

Spain is only in the 6-6 range, but he has versatility. Some have questioned his athleticism, but it looks like a strong summer could erase a lot of questions.

"I'm an all around player," Spain said. "I can play in the post or outside. I'm a true inside/outside player."

Spain has a nice outside shot, although he does not get a ton of lift on the shot. He's better posting up or taking the jumper than he is attacking the basket. Luckily, he is well aware of his limitations.

"I really need to work on my dribbling and ball handling," Spain said.

He's favoring Gonzaga, Arizona and Cal and has claimed that the Wildcats and Kansas are his two childhood favorites. The Cats have shown some interest, but Spain confessed that he would love to hear more from Olson and Arizona's West Coast recruiter Rodney Tention.

"I really like the style of play," Spain said. "I also like the area and of course the coach."

He wants to impress at the summer camps in hopes of getting a prime offer, possibly attracting the interest of other high major schools.

At this time he does not have a lot of criteria for the schools he is looking at but does prefer a warm climate. He also stated that education is a concern.

CAT TRACKS' ANALYSIS: Spain is not the Cats top prospect at combo or small forward. If the Cats go for a combo, they would probably prefer Julian Wright or Fendi Onobun at this point. That does not mean Spain isn't in their plans. We've heard they could be taking a closer look at him and it will be interesting to see if he can impress the staff.

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