Dream City Christian Prep's talented and gifted 6-foot-7 senior forward Arthur Kaluma has made his decision, again - signing a national letter of intent with Creighton University and Head Coach Greg McDermott and his coaching staff. After a long wait and mulling over his recruiting options, Kaluma has decided on the Big East program.
Kaluma originally gave a verbal commitment to UNLV this fall in surprising fashion, after being recruited heavily by many high-major college programs across the country. Recently, UNLV made a coaching change, and then Kaluma decided to re-open his college recruitment for next fall. He will now take his talents to the Big East and play for one of the top programs in the country.
Creighton had previously landed AZ Compass Prep's Ty Ty Washington (Kentucky signee), before Creighton's Greg McDermott was suspended by the school for making racially motivated comments. McDermott was reinstated by the program, and, while Washington decided on the University of Kentucky, they have now landed Kaluma, also in surprising fashion.
Kaluma is rated as one of the elite prospects in America's 2021 Class, and received his large share of high-major Division-I college recruitment, as a result. Kaluma had numerous high-major offers for himself and had trimmed his list of schools down to Kansas, Syracuse, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Arkansas, USC and Texas A&M, before deciding that UNLV would be his college home - giving a big verbal pledge to former Head Coach TJ Otzelberger and his men's coaching staff. Otzelberger recently transitioned to Iowa State University, and Kevin Krueger has now been named the new head coach at UNLV.
Kaluma is regarded as one of the elite combo-forward prospects in the country. A versatile and skilled wing prospect with excellent toughness and athleticism, and an ability to score from anywhere on the floor. Kaluma's versatility makes him very attractive, as he is able to handle the basketball in the open floor or in the half-court set and makes plays for himself and his teammates. He is a very good shooter that has added serious range to his shot over the past two seasons, and can score from the low post as well, where he is able to finish strong around and at the rim. A very good scorer in transition. A strong slasher and finisher. Kaluma is a strong rebounder also and plays bigger than his size suggests, as a result of his length and strong finishing ability.
Congratulations to Kaluma and his family, as well as the Dream City Christian basketball program on this commitment, and good luck to him in the future from our Arizona Preps' staff.