Sabino Class of 2021 guard Kamryn Doty joined teammate Kiya Dorroh (Missouri) by committing today to a Division I school, pledging to Elon University of the Colonial Athletic Association.
Doty, a 5-foot-5 guard who averaged 14.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game for the state-champion Sabercats this season, announced her decision via Twitter:
Found Home. 110% Committed 🤍🔒 pic.twitter.com/gTnPVMmFsO
— Kamryn Doty (@kamryn_doty) April 25, 2020
“When I was there it felt like home,” Doty communicated to me about her visit to Elon, which is in North Carolina close to Greensboro. “I know they will prepare me not only for the rest of my basketball career, but as a woman. I’ve just connected with their staff on a different level. I’m excited to be apart of the Elon family!”
Doty had multiple offers from Division I programs, including Butler, Jacksonville State, Weber State, George Washington, St. John’s, Hampton and Hartford.
One of the most impressive aspects of Doty is her unrelenting style of play. She is very aggressive driving the lane, going after rebounds and loose balls and on defense. She handled the point guard role impeccably for Sabino coach Jaamal Rhodes after Rhodes’ daughter, Kam’Ren, a Class of 2022 Division I prospect, suffered a season-ending knee injury in November.
Doty is at 1,185 points, 425 rebounds, 304 assists and 311 steals in her three-year varsity career with one season remaining.
Kamryn Doty. Big heart helps lead Sabino to 3A title #azpreps365 @AllSportsTucson pic.twitter.com/j1cISz1cwu
— Andy Morales (@AndyMorales8) March 1, 2020
Elon is coached by former North Carolina and Team USA standout Charlotte Smith, who played six seasons in the WNBA. Former Colorado guard Peyton Carter transferred to Elon this season and will be a senior when Doty is a freshman in 2021-22.
Dorroh, who was rated a 5-star talent this week by ESPN, announced on March 14 that she was headed to Missouri. She chose 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.
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