Arizona received a commitment Monday morning from Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College guard Kadeem Allen, Blue Dragons assistant coach Jay Cyriac confirmed to GOAZCATS.com.
The Arizona Daily Star was the first to report the verbal.
Allen, a 6-3 sophomore originally from Wilmington, N.C., took an official visit to Tucson this past weekend. The 2014 prospect also had an offer from Kansas, along with interest from Cincinnati, Indiana, Kansas State, Marquette, Miami, Nebraska, Seton Hall and West Virginia.
Allen averaged 17.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting, 5.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists as a freshman, earning Jayhawk West most valuable player and newcomer of the year to go with first-team all-league, all-region and All-American honors.
"He can play both guard positions equally well," Cyriac said via his office phone. "He's just a natural player.
"He can get to the basket at will. He's very crafty."
Cyriac added that Allen's defensive mindset - he led Hutchinson in steals (81) and was second in blocks (28) last season - should fit in well with the Wildcats.
"And that's at 6-3," Cyriac said, laughing.
"I think the opportunity to go play for coach (Sean) Miller and what he's trying to do, compete for national championships, Kadeem fits right in." - See more at: http://www.arizona.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1567512#sthash.JqtIhu8V.dpuf