McClellan to visit UA campus

Juwann McClellan, the first player to verbally commit to Arizona before his junior season, has yet to actually step foot on the campus where he plans to play his college basketball. That changes in three weeks.

Many high school juniors are only just beginning to contemplate their future college plans, but McClellan is ahead of the curve. The 6-4 two-guard wants to be as ready as possible for the transition from high school to college.

"Everyone recognizes me as a hard worker," said McClellan, who verballed to Arizona in October. "I put a lot of effort in. I also work hard to get good grades."

Already considered one of the top prep shooters in the nation, the Houston (Milby) standout has his eyes set on utilizing his work ethic in the classroom as well.


"I'm real excited to get to meet with the people in the communications department on my trip," McClellan said. "I'm coming to Arizona for an education as well as for basketball. My goal in high school was to get a scholarship to Arizona, and my next goal is going to be to do well studying broadcasting."

McClellan is well aware of the hype surrounding the Arizona basketball team. He's also not afraid of the attention he'll undoubtedly get when he joins the UA in less than two years.

"I'm used to being in the spotlight," McClellan said. "It doesn't bother me. Everyone knows me around home, and some people ask me for autographs, and I just take that as a compliment to my hard work."

While in Tucson, McClellan will get his first glances at McKale Center, the Eddie Lynch Pavilion and the new Student Union. However, McClellan is already familiar with the UA campus by virtue of tedious research.

"I know about all the great facilities at (the UA)," McClellan said. "I've heard that they've even got an underwater treadmill…that's unreal."

McClellan's visit agenda includes a meeting with the communications department. He will also attend the final Wildcat home game of the season against Oregon. But McClellan is most excited about meeting his future teammates.

 

"I just want to hang out with the guys on the team."

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