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Arizona virtually visits 2021 French forward Alex Tchikou

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The Arizona Wildcats had a virtual meeting with four-star French forward Alex Tchikou this week, according to Jake Weingarten of StockRisers.

Per Nigel Carter of CrownScouting, Tchikou also had virtual visits scheduled with Alabama, Illinois and Saint Mary’s.

Listed at 6-foot-11, 200 pounds, Tchikou is the No. 40 player in the 2021 class and No. 10 power forward, per 247Sports composite rankings. Tchikou recently moved to the United State and now attends Dream City Christian in Glendale, Arizona. Before that, he attended Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada.

Tchikou has dozens of offers, including many from major-conference schools like Oregon, Baylor, ASU, UCLA, Washington, Arkansas, Georgetown, and Florida State.

Here is what his 247Sports scouting report says:

Very good size for position. Slender, chiseled frame with long arms. Outstanding athlete both laterally and vertically. Has elite defensive upside with combination of size, length and physical tools. Generally plays hard. Has range to three on offense but athleticism makes him best in transition. Can improve offensively within perimeter but has high ceiling as interior scorer given physical gifts. Shot selection needs work. Ceiling is extremely high but will need to improve skill to get there.

Landing Tchikou would continue Arizona’s recent trend of landing foreign-born players. Six of Arizona’s seven 2020 signees are international players, including fellow Frenchman Daniel Batcho.

Arizona does not have any 2021 commits yet. Head to our recruiting section for more coverage.