Cheatham keeping an eye on Arizona

Zylan Cheatham does not have an offer from Arizona, but feels one is close. Read on to see why that is, who he will be playing AAU with, and more.

Phoenix Westwind Prep 2014 forward Zylan Cheatham was recently in Tucson for an unofficial visit and he came away thinking he might be close to receiving a scholarship offer from the Arizona coaching staff.

"If I had to guess I would say they're close," Cheatham said. "Coach Miller likes me because he believes I can be versatile."

Speaking of that versatility, Cheatham feels that he will fit in well with what Arizona wants to do with him.

"That's kind of the name of the game with the Arizona coaches," he said. "They brought up Solomon Hill as the type of player they want to continue to recruit.

"He can get the rebound and he's a good enough player to push it up the court and start the offense."

Cheatham enjoys hearing from Arizona and understands why the Wildcats want to be patient in recruiting him.

"The coaches said they just want to see how my game develops and that they think I have a bright future," Cheatham said.

"It's cool hearing from Arizona because the school is just big time with the coaches and the players and the fans care about basketball."

Cheatham is comfortable with the path his recruitment has taken him.

"I'm getting more interest all the time," Cheatham said. "Purdue and San Diego State have been in constant contact with me lately.

"I would like to take visits to a lot of the schools recruiting me this summer. I'm just not sure when that will happen."

Cheatham is excited for the start of the AAU season, where he will team up with a point guard familiar to Arizona fans.

"I just got done playing basketball for my team," Cheatham said. "We lost in the playoffs, but I feel like I did some good things out there.

"It's fun though because this summer I'm going to be running with Arizona commit Parker Jackson-Cartwright in AAU. He's got a good reputation of someone that is good to play with and I'm just going to work with him to get better and learn his game."

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