After a recruitment as publicized, scrutinized, and monitored as this one, there isn’t really much to say. Every potential reason for a decision was analyzed, every pro and con of each program debated endlessly, and every fan made their case for Tarczewski.
And so it’s no surprise that after committing to Arizona, Tarczewski said all the right things.
“Kansas and Arizona are both great programs with their history and they both have great coaching staffs,” Tarczewski said. “Their players are great as well, from the past and present to the future. In the end, it was just a gut feeling for my parents and myself.”
Anyone who followed this recruitment could sense the changes in momentum, which were only fueled by multiple visits to each school.
“It was a difficult decision. Kansas and Arizona are both great schools,” Tarczewski said. “It was definitely tough. But it’s all in the voyage and that’s how I always looked at it. It was a good trip, but I’m definitely relieved it’s over.”
In the end, it appears that Tarczewski’s relationship with Sean Miller and Arizona’s 2012 class made him comfortable enough to make a final decision.
“Sean Miller is a great guy and a great coach,” Tarczewski said. “I believe he’s going to do everything in his power to make me the best player that I can be. And the players on Arizona are great people too. I’m really looking forward to being able to play with Brandon Ashley, Grant Jerrett, and Gabe York. I think we will be great together.”
PointGuardU.com will have ongoing coverage of Tarczewski throughout his high school season.