Passport U lives on at Arizona … at least with the Arizona men’s basketball team.
According to a report from Eurohopes.com, Henri Veesaar, a 6-foot-10 big (but thin) man has committed to Arizona to play for second year head coach Tommy Lloyd.
He’s yet another in a long line of international players who have played or will play for Lloyd next season.
According to Eurohopes.com reported the commitment on Friday.
In its report, it said, “One of the best bigs in his generation, Veesaar will join the Wildcats and share the court with fellow point guard Kerr Kriisa, one of the best players for Arizona this past season, and 5 other European players: Tubelis brothers, Azuolas and Tautvilas (Lithuania), Pelle Larson (Sweden), Adama Bal (France) and recently committed Filip Borovicanin (Serbia), making the Wildcats the high-major program with the highest number of International players in their roster.
“Veesaar is a long and versatile big, able to play both 5 and 4 positions in Real Madrid system. He put his name in the European basketball radar during the 2019 Baltic Sea Basketball Cup in his hometown, where he dominated the U16 tournament, and got the call from Spanish powerhouse for the following season. Last summer, he was arguably the best big man in the FIBA U18 European Challengers, averaging 16.2 points and 11.6 rebounds, adding 2.6 assists and 3.8 blocks per game.”
With Christian Koloko declaring for this year’s NBA draft, Veesaar could fit in nicely as a backup to Oumar Ballo or play some forward.