Alabi sets no timetable

The Wildcats lose two big men after the end of this season and as of now only have one incoming recruit to fill the loss. The Cats do have their eyes on another big man. Seven footer Solomon Alabi was in town this past weekend.

Alabi's visit seem to have gone very well according to his coach Kevin Sutton.

"It went very good," said Sutton. "Coach Olson and coach Pastner did a great job showing him around the campus and the program."

Alabi had previously visited Virginia and is now heading to Florida State this weekend. Although the visits to Virginia and Tucson both went very well, Alabi won't even consider a school until he makes the final visit.

"We have not set a time table," Sutton said. "When he comes back from every visit we sit down and take time to talk about the school. When he gets back this weekend we will sit down and discuss all three schools."

The two early visits may not have made one school a favorite, but they did not rule anyone out either.

"Without question all three schools are very much in the running," Sutton said.

Alabi is one of the fastest risers in the class. He began the summer unranked, cracked the top-100 in June and is now checking in at No. 42 on the latest top-100 list. Not bad for a player who was not a starter a year ago and averaged in single digit scoring.

Although he is quickly becoming a solid player, his character is what really impresses his coach.

"He's a tremendous kid," Sutton concluded. "I have been coaching 21 years and he easily ranks in my top-10 list of people I have coached."

The Cats lose Ivan Radenovic and Kirk Walters after this season, but have a commitment from seven-foot center Alex Jacobson.

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