2021 Las Vegas Guard Visits Arizona
The Wildcat coaches have started building the 2019 class, garnering verbal commitments from three international players: post-player Birna Bennonysdottir of Iceland, guard Mara Mote of Latvia, and guard Tara Manumaleuga of Australia and New Zealand. What’s happening with the 2020 and 2021 classes, though?
Today it was reported that Centennial High (Las Vegas) guard Taylor Bigby took an unofficial visit to Tucson. Centennial is the school that produced current Arizona sophomore Sam Thomas.
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Bigby is a freshman on Max Prep’s No. 1 team in Nevada and No. 21 team in the nation. She also plays club ball with the Cal Sparks of Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League. The same club produced both Thomas and freshman Semaj Smith.
She is currently the ninth-ranked guard according to ESPN, who has her as a three-star recruit. Prospects Nation categorizes her as a four-star recruit.
Bigby already had offers from Colorado and Utah in May, and is being pursued by schools across the country. Although there is a tie to Arizona through both Centennial and Cal Sparks alum, Arizona State has a commitment from 2019 wing Eboni Walker out of Centennial High.
Scouts frequently praise Bigby’s 5’11” size and athleticism as major assets in the backcourt. Her quickness and activity in the passing lanes are also highlighted. The size and defensive prowess are the same features that got freshman Bryce Nixon noticed by the Arizona coaching staff.
Bigby is the daughter of Lamar Bigby, who played for UNLV from 2001-2003. The elder Bigby tweeted the news of his daughter’s visit on Saturday, Oct. 13, and it was retweeted by Arizona assistant coach and recruiting coordinator April Phillips.