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Arizona women’s basketball team loses out on local recruit

Jamee Swan is headed to Pac-12 rival Colorado. Photo by Andy Morales, TucsonCitizen.com

The Arizona Wildcats women’s basketball team failed to land Marana senior Jamee Swan, who has committed to play at Colorado.

The Arizona Republic’s Richard Obert posted the following blog at azcentral.com this afternoon:

Marana girls basketball player Jamee Swan has given Colorado a verbal commitment to play basketball. Swan, a 6-foot-3 senior who can play any position, is ranked 38th in the country overall for the class of 2012 by ESPNIU HoopGurlz 100.

She made her commitment Thursday night during an in-home visit by Colorado coaches. She also considered Arizona, Oregon and Oklahoma.

“Colorado got themselves a steal,” said Kenny Drake, Swan’s club coach with the Arizona Elite Girls Basketball Club. “If Jamee continues to work hard on her skills and basketball IQ, the sky is the limit for her basketball future.”

Diane Swan, Jamee’s mother, said in a statement that her daughter felt Colorado was a great fit.

“As a family, we would also like to thank every coach from every school who diligently recruited her to their program,” Diane said in a statement. “Finally, we would especially like to thank (Arizona) Coach (Niya) Butts and her staff for their constant support of Jamee over the past four years. We are very grateful and appreciate the opportunity afforded Jamee for being recruited by so many elite college programs.”

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