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Arizona basketball recruiting: Wildcats offer scholarship to 2017 center Mohammed Bamba

The athletic center has seen his stock has skyrocket in the past few months

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

According to ESPN's Jeff Borzello, the Arizona Wildcats are one of many teams that have extended a scholarship offer to 6'11" center Mohammed Bamba:

The center from Norristown, Pennsylvania is ranked as the 22nd best high school player in ESPN's 2017 Top 25.

He has a terrific combination of size, length, and athleticism that allow him to be a force in the paint and on the perimeter defensively. His shot blocking ability is what really stands out.

He also has impressive ball handling skills and a nice shooting touch for a player his size. You can check out some highlights of his here:

He'll definitely need to put some weight on before he gets to college, but he has plenty of time to do so.

As far as how he fits in with Sean Miller's Wildcats, it's impossible to tell since we have almost no idea what the roster will look like by then. Obviously he has the defensive skill set that Miller is always looking for, but there's just way too much time before he gets to college to project how he'd fit with the team.

Still, when it comes to elite recruits like Bamba, it's important for coaches to be involved early in the recruitment process, and it appears that Sean Miller has done so.