Five-star point guard Kobi Simmons verbally commits to Arizona

Kobi Simmons … the next great get for Sean Miller at Arizona? Rangy point guard. (Getty Images)

It’s believed by many in the industry that the 2016 crop of point guards is the best group of floor generals in more than a decade to come out of the high school ranks.

If that’s true, then Arizona just got in good because Kobi Simmons verbally committed to Sean Miller’s program on Saturday at the Massachusetts-based Hoophall Classic. Simmons, who earlier in the day scored 34 points, snagged 11 rebounds and dished nine assists in his team’s 94-92 victory, is the 18th-ranked overall prospect in 2016 by 247 Sports. He’s the top recruit out of Georgia and considered, by 247 Sports’ composite ranking, to be the third-best point guard in the class.

Simmons is a 6-foot-5 point guard with combo guard tendencies, if you will, someone who will fit well in Miller’s scheme because of his willingness to play true defense, his length in the lane and his penchant for continually moving without the ball. He’s long and fast, too, and his 3-point shot has improved over the past year. He was also considering Kentucky and Ohio State among 26 total offers.

Want a closer look at Simmons, Wildcat fans? Here’s what he did on Saturday at Hoophall.


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