has committed to Arizona
, sources confirmed to Eurohopes.
After Baba Miller joining Gonzaga, another top prospect from Real Madrid program joins a high-major school in NCAA.
One of the best bigs in his generation, Veesaar will join the Wildcats and share the court with fellow point guard Kerr Kriisa, one of the best players for Arizona this past season, and 5 other European players: Tubelis brothers, Azuolas and Tautvilas (Lithuania), Pelle Larson (Sweden), Adama Bal (France) and recently committed Filip Borovicanin (Serbia), making the Wildcats the high-major program with the highest number of International players in their roster.
Veesaar is a long and versatile big, able to play both 5 and 4 positions in Real Madrid system. He put his name in the European basketball radar during the 2019 Baltic Sea Basketball Cup in his hometown, where he dominated the U16 tournament, and got the call from Spanish powerhouse for the following season. Last summer, he was arguably the best big man in the FIBA U18 European Challengers, averaging 16.2 points and 11.6 rebounds, adding 2.6 assists and 3.8 blocks per game.
Born March 28th 2004 in Tallinn, Estonia, Veesaar is a skilled big with still room for improvement. His long arms and wide shoulders make him a threat around the rim, as he can frequently finish with dunks, but he can also spread the court with a reliable 3P shot. Above average passer for his position, he loves sharing the ball from the high post, being able to feed properly his teammates with nice vision. His shot-blocking abilities is impressive, as he has great timing from weak side to rotate and help protecting the rim. He still lacks some strength overall to handle physicality, but his body will allow him to add some pounds in the early future.
2022 class Estonian big man