"He went ahead and made the decision for Arizona," Mount Zion head coach Antonio Fozard said. "I think with him going there, in my opinion, he's going to contribute to that program. He's going to help them win. It's a good steal for them."
Tangara visited Arizona unofficially over the weekend. He committed to the Wildcats on Sunday.
The native of Mali is a strong prospect and a fine rebounder. He's worked hard on his offense in the last year and continues to develop that facet of his game. Arizona made it clear to him that the Wildcats are intent on getting him better.
"They like to run a lot," Tangara said. "I like that. I like the coach too."
Tangara is a competitor. He's got a way about him in the paint and he doesn't give up. He expects the staff to coach him and he expects to contribute but knows nothing gets handed to him. "The playing time is on me," Tangara said. "I have to prove it in practice."
And he will.
Miami, Michigan and Louisville were among the schools that he was considering. Tangara is Arizona's second commitment from the class. Jawann McClellan was the first to pick the Cats more than a year ago. McClellan is also ranked in our pre-season Top 40.