One of the most intriguing west coast players to break out onto the scene this summer, Bennie Boatwright is beginning to receive heavy interest from just about every Pac-12 school and for good reason.
The 6’7 wing out of Mission Hills, California has looked impressive on the EYBL circuit, including at Peach Jam where PGU spoke with the class of 2015 forward.
Boatwright and Cal Supreme fell short of the Peach Jam crown but put together a nice run. In doing so, the four star recruit showed off his smooth stroke from outside as he nailed down three pointers in front of a plethora of coaches, including Sean Miller.
However, Boatwright feels his game is still not quite where it needs to be. “I’m playing well but I’m playing a little inconsistent. It’s tough but I have to go out and play hard every day. It’s real physical.”
As a member of Cal Supreme, Boatwright has been a beneficiary of Parker Jackson-Cartwright, class of 2014 Arizona point guard commit.
“I love playing with him,” said Boatwright. “He’s a very good teammate and a great guy. He doesn’t make you work too hard for the right spot, he puts the ball in the right spot, and he just finds you. He makes the right play every time.”
The fact that the two already have good chemistry with one another could certainly help Arizona’s chances with landing Boatwright, although he is still very early in the recruiting process.
Boatwright will visit Arizona in early August and also plans to take trips to ASU, Cal, and Washington.
Off the court, he is like any typical teenager; Boatwright enjoys playing video games with friends and his favorite artists are Drake, J Cole, and Kendrick.
But for now, the emerging prospect is most concerned on improving his game as he enters the heat of the summer season.