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Sabino Girls Basketball Prepares for the Upcoming Season in Phoenix’s Section 7 Event

This past weekend Sabino’s girls basketball team participated in the first-ever Section 7 Team Camp event in Phoenix featuring eight high school teams in Arizona.

Sabino went 3-1 reaching the championship game.

This was the perfect opportunity for the Sabercats to work on team chemistry by getting a better understanding of the team they have. They know exactly what they’ve got in their three-headed monster featuring Kiya Dorroh, Kam’Ren Rhodes and Kamryn Doty. All three players have numerous college scholarship offers from across the country making them some of the best players not only in Tucson, but the state of Arizona.

Sabino’s Kadie Healy (left), Kamryn Doty (center) and Kiya Dorroh (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Rhodes, a sophomore point guard, has received offers from Kentucky, Purdue, South Carolina State, Jacksonville State and UNLV.

Sabino assistant coach Jeremy Daniels, who coaches Rhodes and Doty as part of the AZ Supreme club team that will compete in July in various national tournaments, had this to say about the offers Rhodes has received:

“She’s going to have every school in the country trying to recruit her. She just came from Arizona State. … Arizona State, they love her. Arizona State has been recruiting her but they don’t offer early. Arizona’s just picking up. Clemson, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State are in the mix. Kentucky and Purdue already offered. When you start looking at those SEC schools offering, the others will jump on eventually.”

Here is Rhodes on her college offers, off-season plans and what Sabino needs to do to achieve the ultimate goal:

Doty, a junior combo guard, has received offers from St. John’s, South Carolina State, Harford and UNLV.

“She’s going to pick up Lipscomb, that’s coming,” Daniels said. “She’s going to pick up Nebraska. Weber State is on her and a couple of ACC schools. “

Here is Doty talking about her summer plans and how Sabino can get better as a team before the season starts:

Dorroh, a junior wing, has been offered by Division I schools from across the country. Here is her scholarship offer list in order of when they were received:

  1. University Rio Grande Valley (Offered June 2015)
  2. University of Arizona (June 2017)
  3. Arizona State University (June 2017)
  4. University of Washington (August 2017)
  5. Washington State University (September 2017)
  6. University of Southern California (October 2017)
  7. University of Tennessee (October 2017)
  8. University of California (November 2017)
  9. Ohio State University (April 2018)
  10. Vanderbilt (June 2018)
  11. University of Utah (July 2018)
  12. Northern Arizona University (July 2018)
  13. Missouri (October 2018)
  14. University of Hartford (April 2019)
  15. University of Texas (April 2019)
  16. University of New Mexico (May 2019)
  17. San Diego State (June 2019)

She expects to narrow down her list to a top five sometime around October and make her final choice by the end of the upcoming season.

Here is Dorroh talking about her off-season plans with her club team West Coast Premier, which is based in California. She also discusses what the section 7 tournament means for team chemistry:

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Here is Sabino coach Jaamal Rhodes talking about the Section 7 tournament and the mentality for Sabino girls basketball headed into next season with one goal in mind.

The Section 7 event is a great opportunity to work on team chemistry and get preparation in for the season ahead. If things go as planned, Sabino is expected to be one of the top teams in the state looking to win a Class 3A title.

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