Basketball in July for high school athletes includes playing in front of college basketball coaches at NCAA sanctioned tournaments with the hopes of landing scholarship offers.
Four area standouts — Sahuaro’s Alyssa Brown and Sabino’s Kiya Dorroh, Kam’Ren Rhodes and Kamryn Doty — are reaping the benefits of their diligence in workouts with their respective club teams and their performance in tournaments across the nation.
Brown, a 6-foot-1 versatile junior post player at Sahuaro who can handle the ball, and Rhodes, a playmaking sophomore guard at guard, picked up an offer from Bethune-Cookman yesterday. They both play for AZ Supreme, which recently won the Texas Tip-Off Tournament last week.
Doty, a junior combo guard with Sabino, is also a member of AZ Supreme. She earned a scholarship offer from George Washington yesterday.
God is good! Blessed to receive an offer from @CoachBanghart and The University of North Carolina. Go Tar Heels👣💙 pic.twitter.com/fNf9RrSKzU
— Kiya Dorroh🏀 (@dorroh_kiya) July 14, 2019
Another Sabercat, versatile junior wing Kiya Dorroh who is with West Coast Premier 17U EYBL, was offered by North Carolina. That increases her total of scholarship offers to 18, including Arizona and six other Pac-12 schools. Adia Barnes was the first Pac-12 coach to offer her a scholarship in June 2017.
Brown now has offers from Grand Canyon, Elon, St. John’s and Bethune-Cookman. Princeton and Jacksonville has shown interest as of late. She has also been recruited by schools such as Arizona, West Virginia, Alabama, San Diego, San Diego State and Nevada, to name a few.
Shout Out To @rhodes_kam4 and @alyssajb_23 on picking up offers from Bethune Cookman@asgrselect@ASGR1995@NathanASGR#SubstanceOverHype#VisionCommitmentTrustGrowth#WeAreAZSupreme pic.twitter.com/OpUArZo1kp
— AZSupremeHoops (@ASGRSelectAZ) July 14, 2019
Doty now has scholarship offers from St. John’s, South Carolina State, Harford, UNLV and George Washington. Backcourt mate Rhodes has offers from Kentucky, Purdue, South Carolina State, Jacksonville State, UNLV and Bethune-Cookman.
With another two weeks remaining in July and a couple of more tournaments scheduled for AZ Supreme and West Coast Premier, expect more scholarship offers for Brown, Dorroh, Doty and Rhodes.
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