5-Star PG Kylan Boswell to Play for Arizona in 2022-23 Season After Reclassifying

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVJuly 7, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, MA - JANUARY 16: Kylan Boswell of Az Compass Prep (23) drives to the basket during the first half of the Spalding Hoophall Classic high school basketball game between LaLumiere and Arizona Compass Prep on January 16, 2022 at Blake Arena in Springfield, MA (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Kylan Boswell, a 5-star point guard from Arizona's Compass Press, announced Wednesday that he will reclassify to the class of 2022 and join the Arizona Wildcats:

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Before his reclassification, Boswell was considered the No. 15 player in the class of 2023, as well as the No. 4 point guard and the No. 2 player from the state of Arizona, per 247Sports' composite rankings.

"I like their fast-paced offense," Boswell said of the Wildcats in a past interview with On3's Joe Tipton. "Tommy [Lloyd] is kind of the mastermind behind the Gonzaga offense. They can score the basketball. Tommy is my guy. I really like Tommy a lot and the entire Arizona staff. I like the school a lot."

He'll now join a trio of transfers (Courtney Ramey, Cedric Henderson Jr. and Matthew Lang) and three incoming recruits—4-star center Dylan Anderson, Serbian small forward Filip Borovicanin and Estonian center Henri Veesaar—in an intriguing 2022 class.

But Boswell will be the crown jewel. 247Sports recruiting analyst Brandon Jenkins compared him to NBA point guard Patrick Beverley, calling him a "competitive and winning point guard with a strong and sturdy frame who sets the tone on the defensive end" and "one of the best on-ball defenders in his class."

At 6'2" and 180 pounds, Boswell doesn't have elite size in the backcourt and isn't the most explosive scorer, though he has the ability to find the net from all three levels and is a solid playmaker for his teammates. He has the upside to be a very good two-way player.

He likely won't start for the Wildcats immediately, but it would be surprising if he didn't have a big role the following season.

"He'll be able to be there as a backup and provide them another ball handler," his father Brandon told Eric Bossi of 247Sports. "He'll be ready to come in and play his role and not try to do too much and he understands what his role will be."

The Wildcats reached the Sweet 16 last season in Lloyd's first season as head coach, though Bennedict Mathurin, Christian Koloko and Dalen Terry departed for the NBA this summer. Nonetheless, Kerr Kriisa returns and is expected to start at point guard, with Boswell a natural backup for him, while Ramey and Adama Bal should handle the 2-guard duties.