Class of 2021 standout Kiya Dorroh, one of the most talented girls basketball players to come through Tucson, has decided to follow her former Sabino coaches to AZ Compass Prep in Chandler to play her final season.
AZ Compass announced her decision via Twitter tonight. The program, an open-division charter school that competes in the Canyon Athletic Associaton, will be coached by former Sabino coaches Jaamal Rhodes and Jeremy Daniels.
“I transferred to AZ Compass because I believe this will prepare me for college,” said Dorroh, who has committed to Missouri. “The resources and the new schedule will definitely help me prepare for the next step in my basketball career.”
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Dorroh, a 6-foot-1 forward who had 24 Division I offers, will play for her third school — she started her high school career with Tanque Verde as a freshman in 2017-18.
AZ Compass will attempt to play more of a national schedule against top-level prep schools. It is not sanctioned by the Arizona Interscholastic Association.
Dorroh, who averaged 15.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.3 steals per game last season, will join her former Sabino teammates Kam’Ren Rhodes and Kamryn Doty with AZ Compass. The trio were a big part of the Sabercats winning the Class 3A state championship in February — the school’s first title in 30 years.
Arizona high-profile Class of 2021 commit Madison Conner, who chose the Wildcats over programs such as Maryland and Louisville, is also transferring to AZ Compass from Gilbert Perry.
Conner, Kam’Ren Rhodes and Doty all play for AZ Supreme, an AAU team that is coached by Jaamal Rhodes and Daniels.
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