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Cats offer legacy recruit

Arizona has a trio of freshmen big men who already look like the real deal, but that does not mean they do not need to plan for the future. On Wednesday they offered a big man with a nice pedigree.

Wildcat Head Coach Sean Miller offered 7-0 big man Kameron Rooks.

“Just got offered by Arizona,” Rooks tweeted.

If the last name sounds familiar it is because he is the son of former Wildcat big man Sean Rooks. The Wildcats had been in contact with the younger Rooks for some time, but have obviously stepped up the recruitment with the offer.

It has been a busy week for the Mission Hills prospect. He was also offered by Arizona State and Washington.

“He's a legit 7-foot Center who can score with his back to the basket and understands the game,” his coach Anthony Bolton said back in May after he and Kameron made an unofficial visit to Tucson. “He has soft hands, a nice stroke, and is a good passer. He needs a strength and conditioning program at the D-1 level but once that happens the sky's the limit.”

Rooks is a member of the 2013 class and looks to be a possible replacement for Kaleb Tarczewski in case he declares for the NBA Draft in the next two seasons. With his strong performances in the two exhibition games, as well as scrimmages, the 7-foot freshman is said to already be a focus for NBA teams.

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