Point guard impressed with Arizona

Kendall Small

2015 point guard Kendall Small has had an impressive summer that the UA coaches have noticed. Read on for his thoughts on Arizona, his recruitment, and more.

Since the July evaluation period is over, it's time to become acquainted with some new priority UA basketball recruits. One of the newer targets for the Arizona coaching staff is Ocean View (Calif.) 2015 point guard Kendall Small.

The 5-foot-11, 160-pound guard was tremendous this past summer. For a player entering his sophomore year in high school, he possesses an unusual blend of quickness, court awareness and precision shooting.

Needless to say, the Wildcat coaching staff wasn't the only staff to notice.

"I've gotten attention from Arizona, Gonzaga and some other west coast schools," Small said. "I'm not really sure on everyone who is looking at me, but my dad knows more."

As one can tell, Small's main focus isn't on his recruitment.

"I just want to get better this summer," Small said. "Just being a better leader and player are the most important things to me at this time."

It's very early in his recruitment, but Small has some good things to say about Arizona.

"They have a good coaching staff and I think it's a pretty good school, so it's nice to hear from them," Small said. "Other than that, I don't know too much."

Making Small's recruitment even more interesting is the fact that he plays with two other sophomores who figure to be high division one recruits.

Although Stephen Thompson Jr. and Jeremy Hemsley don't have quite the dynamic ability that Small possesses, both are intriguing prospects in their own right.

"We all like playing together," Small said. "We know what each other can do and we're just trying to get better together."

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