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Las Vegas Class of 2023 forward Montaya Dew commits to Arizona

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Montaya Dew, a Class of 2023 forward who hails from the same high school in Las Vegas that produced Sam Thomas, has committed to Adia Barnes’ program at Arizona.

Dew, who attends Centennial High School in northwest Las Vegas, chose Arizona from 12 finalists including UCLA, Kentucky, Louisville, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee and Virginia.

A 6-foot-2 wing forward, she is rated a four-star prospect by ESPN. She is ranked No. 19 in the ESPN Super 60 recruiting rankings. She joined Centennial after transferring from Liberty High School in Las Vegas.

She was also selected the Las Vegas Sun Super Seven in the preseason:

When asked what makes her a good player in the above video, Dew said, “On the defensive side, just being able to guard any position and being a rim protector. And then on the offensive side, being able to find the high-low, being able to play good with my teammates and everything like that, being a pass-first (player).”

Dew also said in the interview that she likes tacos. She will have a pick from many Mexican restaurants in Tucson.

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! 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, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, 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. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District

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