At least eight Arizona recruiting targets and four area high school hoops programs, including the talent-laden Sabino girls team, are part of the Section 7 Basketball Team Camp event in Phoenix this weekend.
The event includes high school teams from Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, Hawaii and New Mexico. It is a sanctioned NCAA event, which means Division I coaches can attend and observe the talent.
The NCAA is making a symbolic change in summer recruiting for Arizona’s Sean Miller and his colleagues in an effort to separate college basketball from the shoe-sponsored AAU events in the aftermath of the FBI investigation into corruption involving prospects, shoe companies and agent runners.
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The event, sanctioned by the Arizona Interscholastic Association and operated by the Arizona Basketball Coaches Association, is comprised of teams representing high schools. The boys’ games will be played at various high schools in the Phoenix area. Schedules and locations can be accessed at this link.
Sabino’s girls team that includes Division I prospects Kiya Dorroh, Kam’Ren Rhodes and Kamryn Doty will play in the eight-team girls pool (comprised of Arizona high schools) on Saturday and Sunday at Xavier Prep in Phoenix. Dorroh (an off-guard/forward) and Doty (combo guard) are Class of 2021 prospects and Rhodes (point guard) is a Class of 2022 standout.
The boys high school teams from Tucson involved in the event are Salpointe Catholic, Cholla and Catalina Foothills.
The Lancers, with Class of 2020 standout guard Evan Nelson, will play against Arizona target Skyy Clark of Los Angeles Heritage Christian at 9:45 p.m. on Friday at Camelback.
Clark is a Class of 2022 point guard prospect who Arizona has already offered a scholarship.
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Miller and assistant coach Justin Gainey have Class of 2020 sons who play for Salpointe — Braden Miller and Jordan Gainey. Also, Salpointe coach Jim Reynolds is the father of Arizona basketball director of operations Ryan Reynolds.
One out-of-state team to keep an eye on: Henderson (Nev.) Coronado. The school has three prospects on Arizona’s radar. They are Class of 2020 center Jhaylon Martinez, Class of 2021 shooting guard Jaden Hardy and Class of 2022 guard Richard Isaacs Jr.
The known Arizona recruiting targets in the event (asterisk indicates scholarship offered):
- Devin Askew, 2021, combo guard, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei*
- Jaden Hardy, 2021, shooting guard, Henderson (Nev.) Coronado*
- Richard Isaacs Jr., 2022, point guard, Coronado*
- Skyy Clark, 2022, point guard, Los Angeles Heritage Christian*
- Daishen Nix, 2020, point guard, Las Vegas Trinity International*
- Jhaylon Martinez, 2020, center, Coronado
- Makur Maker, 2020, power forward, Orange (Calif.) Orange Lutheran
- Will McClendon, 2021, Las Vegas Bishop Gorman
Askew took advantage of being in the state by taking an unofficial visit of Arizona’s campus on Thursday.
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California) standout point guard Devin Askew, a top-20 recruit in the 2021 class, stopped by Arizona today for a visit. Mater Dei is playing in Phoenix this weekend. pic.twitter.com/cM3qHeqh9r
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