Kylan Boswell: Five-star point guard makes big decision to join Arizona early

Chandler, Arizona - Kylan Boswell, the five-star hooper out of Arizona, has decided to skip his senior year and head straight to college to up his game!

Kylan Boswell (r.) of the AZ Compass Dragons guards opponent during the Hoophall West Basketball Tournament.
Kylan Boswell (r.) of the AZ Compass Dragons guards opponent during the Hoophall West Basketball Tournament.  © Christian Petersen / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Boswell, who was originally slated for the 2023 recruiting class, announced Wednesday that he will reclassify to the 2022 class and join the Arizona Wildcats for the upcoming season.

The point guard chose Wildcats over Illinois and UNLV, and had been linked to a potential reclassification for several months now.

"After much deliberation with my family and coaches, I have decided to attend the University of Arizona this fall," Boswell, who is nicknamed "Bam-Bam" after the Flintstones character, said in a tweet.

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Before his reclassification, he was ranked the No. 15 player in the class of 2023, as well as the No. 3 point guard and the No. 2 player from the state of Arizona.

The promising prospect represented his country at the 2021 FIBA U16 Americas Championships on the international stage last summer. Standing at 6-foot-1, he averaged 9.2 points and 4.5 assists in helping lead Team USA to the gold medal.

Boswell will provide much-needed perimeter help for head coach Tommy Lloyd and the Wildcats after they lost Bennedict Mathurin, Christian Koloko, and Dalen Terry early to the NBA, while Justin Kier is out of eligibility.

The Arizona Wildcats now has 12 scholarship players in the upcoming season, with half the roster being made up of newcomers. Last season, which was Lloyd's first as head coach for the Wildcats, the team reached the Sweet 16 following their Pac-12 championship conference win.

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