"Arizona has officially offered him," Miami Tropics head coach Art Alvarez said. "He's leaving on a visit Sunday and gets back from there on Tuesday. If he calls and says he likes the visit, he'll commit either Monday or Tuesday.
"Josh Pastner has really worked the kid real hard."
There are contingency plans in place should Arizona not get it done. Alvarez and Verdejo have gone ahead and set up four other official visits.
Verdejo was the leading scorer at Winchendon this year and also is a member of the Puerto Rican Junior National Team.
"He wants to have an opportunity to play with the big boys."
The Cats played this one close to the vest. Verdejo looks to be insurance in case Andre Iguodala goes pro this offseason and gives them depth at the wing in case of early departures of Hassan Adams, Jawann McClellan or any other perimeter player in the next few years.
We've heard that Verdejo is talented, but looks to be a four-year player. He has the attitude to be brought around slowly, but would give the Cats some much needed depth.