Arizona Women's Basketball

Sharpshooter Madison Conner joins Arizona for remainder of season

Arizona added freshman guard Madison Conner of Chandler to the 2020-21 roster today, and she will be eligible to compete the remainder of this season for the Wildcats after completing all her eligibility requirements early at the prep level.

She can be part of Arizona’s team immediately and not lose a year of eligibility because of the NCAA’s rule that allows athletes to retain their timetable without losing a year because of COVID-19.

Conner, who finished her high school career at AZ Compass Prep, is rated as the No. 33 player in the nation and a four-star prospect by

As a junior at Perry High School last year, Conner averaged 20 points, seven rebounds and more than three assists per game while shooting 40 percent from 3-point range. She helped lead the Pumas to a 21-8 record and the 2020 6A Arizona State semifinals.

“I couldn’t be more excited to officially be a part of the program,” Conner said in an Arizona release. “Not only do I get to be a part of a family-oriented program, but I am also going to be competing with and against some of the best players in the country.”

In this story is an interview I had with Conner when she originally committed to Arizona last April out of Perry:

Arizona high-level in-state recruit Madison Conner on committing to Wildcats: “I just feel like that’s home”

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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