Arizona State basketball signee Jahii Carson, a point guard from Mesa High School, wrote in a live chat Tuesday on AZCentral.com, that he had recently talked with Arizona Wildcats sophomore point guard MoMo Jones.
What did Jones say?
Wrote Carson: “He said he will continue to beat the pants off of ASU as long as he is a Wildcat.”
Sounds like MoMo.
The teams split two games in Jones’ freshman season, with Arizona winning this season’s game in Tucson, 80-69. The teams meet again in Tempe on Sunday night.
Carson is good friends with Arizona signee Nick Johnson, a shooting guard from Findlay Prep in Las Vegas who is originally from the Phoenix area.
Carson was asked in the Arizona Republic chat how his relationship with Johnson was going to affect the rivalry with Arizona.
Wrote Carson (fixing some typos):
“My friendship with Nick Johnson is great, we communicate with each other four times a week. Once we hit the court next year, our friendship goes out the window while we are on the court. The rivalry will intensify because we are both hometown kids. Some wanted me to go to U of A, some wanted him to go to ASU, so because we didn’t go where everyone wanted, the rivalry will go more intense.”
Arizona recruited Carson but signed point guard Josiah Turner.
Carson wrote in the chat:
“I felt that U of A was loaded with guards. My chances of playing with slim. With ASU, they are not loaded with guards so my chances are high. There were a lot of top point guards who’s favorite school was U of A so I never knew who is going to go.”
It’s an interesting chat. Check out the transcript at AZCentral.com in case you Arizona fans want to get to know a future basketball enemy.