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.
We are THRILLED to announce that @madiconner2 has been officially added to our roster‼️
— Arizona Women's Basketball (@ArizonaWBB) January 16, 2021
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 ProspectsNation.com.
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:
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com 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 CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, 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.