Vincent Edward Mendoza
Sean Miller and company have kept themselves very busy since the recruiting period opened up again where recruits can host coaches at their home and can be welcomed at the high school gyms during practices. With many of the targets still on the board for the Wildcats, the coaching staff have begun to make their rounds.
One of those players that the staff visited was 2016 Javin DeLaurier of Charlottesville, Virginia. The rangy power forward made a name for himself at the beginning of the summer at the Pangos All-American camp where PGU was in attendance. Since then PGU caught up with DeLaurier to talk about the visit.
“It was really good. I like the plan that coach Miller has in place for the team and it’s good to hear that in person,” he said.
Since the summer began the 6-8 power forward stood out from the crowd not only with his leaping ability but his willingness to outwork others.
“Arizona always has tough defenses under coach Miller and I like the style they play,” DeLaurier said.
The 4 star forward recently cut his list down to 6 consisting of Arizona, Duke, North Carolina, Texas, Notre Dame and Stanford.
“I finished in-home visits with Duke, Stanford and Arizona this week then I’ll start some more official visits,” he told PGU.
“I’ll feel pretty confident at that point after my visits so I’ll make my decision before the basketball season starts,” he added.
DeLaurier also has a lot of confidence in the Arizona coaching staff.
“(Coach) Miller has been able to get his forwards into the NBA and he could help me develop into the player that I want to be.”