Arizona recruiting Oak Hill point guard

Ikenna Iroegbu

Ikenna Iroegbu will likely be one of the more highly recruited point guards in the country and Arizona has made no secret of the fact that it will be watching him this summer.

2013 point guard Ikenna Iroegbu has not accepted a scholarship offer just yet, but he'll be donning some new threads next year as he is transferring from Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin High School to Oak Hill Academy for his junior season.

"I'm moving to Oak Hill because I want to become a better player and person," Iroegbu said. "I really want to improve my all-around game."

Right now though, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound is using the spring and summer periods to get himself ready for Oak Hill next season by playing with Belmont Shore and a couple of Arizona commits.

"The spring is going pretty good," Iroegbu said. "I'm working on everything. My defense, my ball-handling, and my three-point shot.

"Right now I'm playing with Belmont Shore and we had a good run at Bob Gibbons. I think Grant (Jerrett) is the most fundamental player with his size and skill, he can be a big-time player. Eric (Cooper) has a big time IQ and that's why he's going to Arizona."

As he continues to improve his game, more schools are taking notice and starting to pick up their recruitment of Iroegbu.

"Recruiting is going good," Iroegbu said. "I have the Pac-12 and Oklahoma State after me right now. I have offers from USC and Oklahoma State, and UCLA might be close to offering. They said they're going to see my play."

Another school that may be close to intensifying its pursuit of Iroegbu is Arizona, who he has recently had contact with.

"My contact with Arizona has been good so far," Iroegbu said. "I have talked to Sean Miller and coach (James) Whitford. They said they'll be at my games in July and they'll be in touch with me.

"They said they'll be looking at my closely. I think if I play well I can get an offer."

Even though he does not yet hold an offer from Arizona, that does not mean that Iroegbu is not interested in the Wildcats.

"Arizona is a school I would be interested in," Iroegbu said. "There's a lot of good players going like Josiah Turner and Nick Johnson. I played with those guys last summer."

With over 18 months before he hopes to sign, Iroegbu is just starting in his recruitment and has very few details ironed out at this point in time.

"I don't really have any visits planned right now," Iroegbu said. "I don't have any leaders either; it's an equal playing field for me right now. I'll decide the summer before my senior year."

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