2007 wing visits Tucson

The Wildcat basketball team is already looking forward to the class of 2007. While they still wait on a decision by 2006 standout Lance Thomas, the staff is busy courting recruits for the next recruiting class. With the success of the Elite Camp the Cats have already hosted several top, young prospects. On Sunday another 2007 standout made a brief visit to Tucson.

San Diego wing forward Jamelle Horne spent most of the weekend in Phoenix, but found time to visit Tucson and spend a little bit of time with the Wildcat coaching staff.

"I was in Arizona for a Hurricane Katrina relief event and the coaches asked me to come for a visit," Horne told Scout.com's Greg Hicks. "I went there Sunday morning and spent 2-3 hours there."

Horne is a multi dimensional small forward. He's quick and athletic, but has a nice floor sense. He's a tenacious rebounder and a nice passer. Even in all-star games Horne is not afraid to work hard on the outside.

Right now Horne is a better slasher than he is a shooter, but the outside shot is good enough to keep defenders honest.

Arizona has long been involved with the fast rising Horne. His last list included the Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Boston College, Georgetown, SMU, Washington, Louisville, UConn and Kentucky.

Arizona, UNC and Georgia Tech have been the constants on the list.

"Georgia Tech, they were the first to contact me," Horned told Cat Tracks back in July. "I really appreciated that out of Paul Hewitt."

Every time Horne mentions Arizona in interviews he is quick to discuss their up-tempo style.

"I just like their style of play," Horne said of Arizona. "They just run and gun, that's what I like right there. I like to get up and down."

Horne's visit seems to have gone well. He only spent a short amount of time with the staff, but he came away with a favorable impression.

"It was great," Horne told Hicks. "The campus was crazy. I met all the coaches. They were great, real cool and easy to talk to."

Quotes from a report by Greg Hicks were used in this story.


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