Head Coach Tommy Lloyd and the Arizona Wildcats have landed the commitment of top international prospect Henri Veesaar. The Estonian big man is considered one of the more promising international prospects taking the college basketball route in 2022. While the Baylor Bears and Gonzaga Bulldogs are known for attracting international talent, the Arizona Wildcats are quickly establishing themselves as a top destination for such talent under the new leadership of Lloyd.
The Big Man from Estonia ??
“The 7-foot, 18-year old is considered arguably the most promising European prospect committing to the college route in the class of 2022” – @draftexpress
— Arizona Basketball (@ArizonaMBB) May 25, 2022
Henri Veesaar has NBA aspirations and has decided his best path to those goals involves the Arizona Wildcats. He is not the only international prospect that will be on the court for Tommy Lloyd next season and in fact, will be one of eight players from overseas on the roster next season. The prospects in the EuroLeague seem intrigued by the idea of playing with the Arizona Wildcats under the tenure of Lloyd. A stacked frontcourt did not prevent Veesaar from deciding to head to Arizona this Fall.
6’11 Estonian Henri Veesaar was arguably the best NBA prospect at the FIBA U18 European Challengers, filling up the stat-sheet with dunks, 3s, rebounds, assists and blocks. The Real Madrid big man was playing up a year as a 17-year old and has made a big jump this past season. pic.twitter.com/kHhpKh6Jic
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) September 10, 2021
The Arizona Wildcats are looking to establish a new and successful era in their program and landing talented players like Henri Veesaar is a great step in accomplishing that. Arizona is building with international talent and it could be hard to deny them their spot atop college basketball.