After receiving his first official scholarship offer last week from local Arizona State University and head coach Herb Sendek and his basketball staff, South Mountain High School's 6-foot-7 sophomore wing prospect Zylan Cheatham has received another offer from another PAC-12 program.
Friday evening, Cheatham received an offer from the University of Colorado and head coach Tad Boyle and his staff.
The offer from Colorado now brings Cheatham's list of offers to two, with many more schools looking to get involved in the near future.
"I am very excited," said Cheatham about the second offer. "I can't wait to tell my mom, she will be so proud. It is an honor for me. I am really working hard and I appreciate that my hard work is starting to pay off."
Cheatham is one of the state's hottest young prospects after already having a strong spring performance thus far, and looking to have an even bigger summer. Cheatham recently turned in a big performance in the Double Pump Hoop Fest, where he led his Arizona Magic Pump N' Run-2014 team to the championship of the 16U Division in the event.
Cheatham's length, huge upside, versatility, defensive prowess and athleticism are glaring and have raised the eyebrows of many college coaches in the West.
Cheatham is also now receiving serious interest from Cal, Oregon State, Boise State, Utah State and UC-Santa Barbara.
Cheatham advised me that he does not plan to make his decision on a college anytime soon, and would rather take his time in making his decision for college.
"I want to get to know each of the programs recruiting me," said Cheatham. "This will be a big decision for me."
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: I have regarded Cheatham as a future big-time prospect, but he has put it all together much quicker than expected showcasing his superb athleticism, defensive ability and willingness to make sacrifices for his team to win. Cheatham is a high-energy, ultra-talented prospect with amazing upside as a player, and terrific work ethic. He will only continue to improve as a player a great deal over time, but his value as a lengthy wing prospect is a nice attribute that will have college coaches beating down his door over time. A very good mid-range shooter and player, but needs continued work on his jump shot with range to reach his full offensive potential as a player. Excellent slasher and open court player. Very few wing prospects can control the game defensively as Cheatham can, and as he continues to improve as a player offensively, watch out. Excellent shotblocker with good timing. Another elite-high major division-I prospect in an already absolutely loaded 2014 class for Arizona.