You can’t blame Arizona Wildcats basketball fans for looking ahead to next season.
For another, the Wildcats are set to add some incredible talent next season, a prime example being uber-talented swingman Josh Green.
The five-star recruit dropped 42 points in IMG Academy’s final regular season game on Friday. Check out the highlights:
Green and AAU teammate Nico Mannion are expected to start for the Wildcats from day one, the type of duo that can immediately turn Arizona’s fortunes around.
Mannion is the No. 2 point guard in the country, while Green is the No. 2 small forward, per 247Sports.
“Josh can play, really, either wing spot,” UA coach Sean Miller said in November. “I think his shot is really developing. That’s probably the thing that’s happened the most for him the last four or five months, even though he had shoulder surgery. Just watching him shoot the ball, he’s really on a great track. I say that because everything else is really in place. He has a 6-foot-11 wingspan. He’s physically strong right now, he has a chance to be an excellent defensive player.”
Here is what 247Sports has to say about the future Wildcat:
Extremely athletic and versatile wing; should be able to play the two and the three at the next level on both sides of court. Talented slasher due to high level body control and quick first step. Much improved shooter; now has legitimate range to three, even if he’s more lethal as slasher. Elite in transition due to motor and physical tools. Plus rebounder for wing; uses his athleticism and motor to grab boards in and out of area. Very high feel; passes ball well and reads opponents well on defense. Elite athleticism gives him significant upside. Continued progress as shooter while improving ball skills against pressure will determine hitting potential. Lottery pick upside if skill can continue to catch up to athletic gifts.