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You win some, you lose some.
On Thursday, Arizona target Aaliyah Gayles announced her commitment to Pac-12 foe USC. It wasn’t all bad news for the Wildcats on the recruiting trail, though, as they landed in the top six for fellow 2022 guard Carleigh Wenzel.
Blessed to be in the position I’m in today !
— Carleigh Wenzel (@CarleighRenae_) November 12, 2020
A four-star guard, Wenzel is the No. 37 player overall and No. 7 guard in ESPN’s rankings. As a sophomore at San Antonio’s O’Connor High, she averaged 20.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game last year.
Her team just started play this season.
First game of the season … ️ pic.twitter.com/xWTFCi0Yiq
— Carleigh Wenzel (@CarleighRenae_) November 13, 2020
When evaluating her in 2019, Dan Olson wrote, “Agile guard defends, traps and converts off of turnovers; manufactures shots, knocks down mid-range jumpers with precision; drives and finishes plays in traffic; attracts the double-team and dishes; 1 on 1 creator makes plays to the rim, provides size and versatility in the back court.”
The junior definitely has an interest in the Pac-12 with four of her six finalists playing in the conference.
In case you missed it, Arizona is also in the running for other elite 2022 players like:
- 5-star point guard Kiki Rice (No. 6 overall)
- 5-star forward Maya Nnaji (No. 8 overall)
- 4-star forward Grace VanSlooten (No. 16 overall)
- 4-star shooting guard KK Bransford (No. 27 overall)