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ESPN Rates Missouri-Bound Class of 2021 Prospect Kiya Dorroh of Sabino a 5-Star Talent


Sabino Class of 2021 wing player Kiya Dorroh, recruited by Division I programs before she began her high school career, continued her acscent with a five-star rating in ESPN’s recent rankings of prospects.

Dorroh, a 6-foot versatile wing who has enhanced her skill level with her defense, is rated the No. 49 prospect for the Class of 2021. She is rated the No. 7 wing in the nation.

She committed to Missouri on March 14 , choosing the Tigers over  North Carolina, Texas, Vanderbilt and Nebraska in the end. Arizona and ASU were among the first to offer Dorroh a scholarship when she was about to start her high school career at Tanque Verde in 2017-18.

Sabino’s Kiya Dorroh is one of the top 50 players in the Class of 2021 according to ESPN (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Dan Olson, of Collegiate Girls Basketball Report, which has its rankings published by ESPN, lists Dorroh as the only player from Arizona in the Class of 2021 Super 60 rankings.

Olson’s most-recent assessment of Dorroh: “Deceptively athletic guard handles, attacks in transition game, consistently finishes plays to the rim with body control; shot maker with range at the arc; brings size to the back court, elevates over defenders in mid-range game; a stock-riser in the class of 2021. “

Dorroh led Sabino to a Class 3A state title and a 28-4 record. She averaged 15.9 points a game in the regular season to go along with 5.7 rebounds, 4.3 steals, 2.1 assists and 1.4 blocks an outing. Dorroh scored nine points in the state championship against Page while pulling down 15 rebounds.

Sabino wing Kiya Dorroh can bring the ball up the court and also is strong enough to play in the paint (Annalissa Masunas/Special to AllSportsTucson.com)

Queen Creek Perry guard Madison Conner, a Class of 2021 standout who committed to Arizona on Tuesday, is rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN. She is ranked the No. 25 shooting guard in the nation in her class. She is also the No. 72 recruit in the nation in the Class of 2021.

Sahuaro’s prolific-scoring forward Alyssa Brown is also a 4-star prospect and the No. 12 forward in the nation among Class of 2021 prospects. She is rated the No. 66 player overall in her class. Brown received her 10th scholarship offer from a Division I program when UNLV came calling Tuesday.

Brown has 2,094 career points, which puts her in sixth place for all of Southern Arizona and 25th statewide. At an average of 24 points per game, Brown could easily make her way to No. 2 in the history of Arizona behind former Catalina Foothills and University of Arizona standout Julie Brase.

Brase, a granddaughter of Lute Olson, finished with 2,913 points and is the leading scorer, boy or girl, from Southern Arizona. An epic season of over 820 points would give Brown the top spot.


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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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