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Class of 2021 Guard Kamryn Doty Leaving Sabino to Join Former Sabercats Coaches at AZ Compass Prep at Chandler

Sabino High School Class of 2021 guard Kamryn Doty has decided to leave the school and join her coaches Jaamal Rhodes and Jeremy Daniels at AZ Compass, a prep school located at Chandler.

Doty, who has verbally committed to Elon University, was an integral part of the Sabercats’ Class 3A state title team taking over the point guard position for injured teammate Kam’Ren Rhodes.

Kam’Ren Rhodes, the daughter of Jaamal Rhodes who is also bound for AZ Compass, is a highly touted Class of 2022 point guard who missed the last two months of the season after undergoing knee surgery.

“This transition is going to help me better prepare for the next level,” Doty messaged me tonight. “I honestly can’t imagine not playing for Coach Jamaal and Coach Jeremy my senior year. AZ Compass is offering everything an athlete like myself wants! I had the best 3 years at Sabino and I’m excited for what we’ll do at AZ Compass this season.”

Doty made critical free throws in the waning minutes of Sabino’s playoff games in February en route to the Sabercats’ first state title in 30 years. She averaged 14.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.1 steals per game this season.

She concludes her Sabino career with 1,185 points, 425 rebounds, 311 steals and 304 assists in her three years as a starter at the varsity level.

AZ Compass is a prep school that plays in the open-division Canyon Division that is basically in its infancy stages under Rhodes, a staffer under former Arizona coach Niya Butts who was head coach at Sabino the last three years with Daniels his lead assistant. Rhodes took the AZ Compass position last week, citing better training facilities, a more practical practice schedule after classes end at 1:30 p.m. and better pay.

Doty included as her reasons to switch to AZ Compass because that program intends to play more of a national schedule and the Canyon Division will utilize a shot clock, which is not used by Arizona Interscholastic Association schools.

“Playing nationally against higher competition, with shot clock is the perfect way to prepare for college basketball,” Doty mentioned.

Rhodes and Daniels also coach the AAU team AZ Supreme, of which Doty is a member.

Former Gilbert Perry guard Madison Conner, a Class of 2021 commit for Arizona, has also joined AZ Compass.


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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