LLP loving Old Pueblo

Tucson is very different from Michigan. However Tucson in the summer has to be like a whole different world for Flint native Laval Lucas-Perry. The freshman guard is getting an early start to his Wildcat career by taking summer school in Tucson.

Lucas-Perry admits that it is a lot hotter and that he will be able to retire the heavy winter coats. So far it has been a new, but great, experience for the combo guard.

"It has been an adjustment, going to school, working out and playing pick-up," Lucas-Perry said. "It is all about time management and keeping things in order.

"So far it is going great."

The big highlight for him has been the frequent pick-up games.

"You're going up against good competition every game," he said. "It's pick-up, but we go at each other, we play defense. We are going like it is a real game."

Word is that he and Jerryd Bayless have really been battling, pushing each other ever time out. While they get along great off the court, they are not giving an inch on the court.

"The man speaks for himself," Laval said of Bayless. "He's a great player. He's a good person on and off the court.

The rest of the freshmen have also impressed Lucas-Perry.

"It is a great class," Lucas-Perry said.

"Alex (Jacobson), he's tall, he has a lot of potential. He's a defensive stopper who can block shots.

"Zane, he's a spot up shooter. He's real good too."

While the weather is hot now, Lucas-Perry knows that come winter, he'll be relishing the temperatures in Tucson.

"The weather is a lot better, especially the winter," said Lucas-Perry. "The winter will be a lot better."

Lucas-Perry was recruited as a combo guard, that is, he can play both guard spots and knows that the versatility is his key to seeing the floor.

"They are telling me I need to score, I need to pass, I need to do whatever it takes to win," he explained.

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