True centers are tough to find and 7-foot-1 centers like Alex Jacobson are even tougher to find. Jacobson, 223-pounds out of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., is still a developing prospect with plenty of room for improvement, but he does have two Pac-10 offers on the table and one of those schools is his early favorite.
"I like Arizona, USC, UCLA, Minnesota, North Carolina and Oregon among others," said Jacobson, the No. 88 ranked prospect in the class of 2007. "Arizona and USC are the two schools that have offered.
"Right now Arizona is my favorite. Their facilities are top of the line. It would be great to play for a Hall of Fame coach like Lute Olson. And despite the heat, I really like the city."
Jacobson got a first hand look at the Arizona campus while participating in the Wildcats' Elite Basketball Camp.
At 7-foot plus, Jacobson knows that the NBA is a future possibility, but right now he is strictly looking towards college.
"I'm not worried about the NBA," he said. "I just want to go somewhere I can enjoy college for four years."
Jacobson, who averaged 10 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks per game as a sophomore, is working to build his body into a high-major caliber body.
"I need to become more athletic and get in better shape," he said. "I'm lifting a lot of weights right now and will soon start working hard on my cardiovascular conditioning."