April 19, 2007

Negedu plays pickup with Wildcats

One of Arizona's top 2008 recruits, 6-foot-7, 230-pound Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy forward Emmanuel Negedu, is currently in town for an unofficial visit. On Wednesday, Negedu got the chance to play over an hour of pickup ball with the Wildcats.

The teams were Negedu, Chase Budinger, Nic Wise, Kirk Walters and Mohamed Tangara against Jawann McClellan, Jordan Hill, Fendi Onobun, Daniel Dillon and David Bagga.

With the games being played immediately after a team workout with the coaches, the players were pretty tired and definitely were not playing at a high level.

He couldn't participate in workouts, but Negedu himself was tired not long after the games began, even inspiring Budinger to jokingly give him grief early into the pickup game sessions about being fatigued already.

With that said, when you consider the fact that the managers were loudly counting - and celebrating - ever time Negedu had another alley-oop, it was hard to believe the nation's 29th ranked player was all that tired.

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