Phenom Hoops was able to tune in and finally get to check in on AZ Compass, who brings a ton of talent and nationally-talented players to the court. They have kicked off their season, as this time, they matched up against Scale Prep. AZ Compass jumped out early, picking up the pressure and staying aggressive offensively, eventually building a double-digit lead early and never looking back in an 89-41 victory.
But, we broke down a few players that we saw that captured our eyes, along with stats from the game.
2021 6’2 Javon Small
- Small really set the tone early in this matchup, scoring out in transition, allowing his defense turn into offense, and showing his range as well. He is a 6’2 guard that excels in the open floor and showcases some bounce to his game, finishing at the rim and using his speed to his advantage. Also liked how he got teammates involved as well, making some impressive passes for easy buckets. Small sees the floor very well and made the right decisions.
- Stats: 19 points
2021 6’4 Ty Ty Washington
- Washington is fun to watch. Liked his energy on both ends of the floor vs. Scale Prep. Got after it on the defensive end, running all around the court but he continues to show that he can produce offensively. He simply has a knack on how create and score for himself with the ball in his hands; also like his ability to rebound and push up the floor. Washington plays with such an aggressive feel on both ends and just always seems to be in attack mode.
- Stats: 21 points
2021 6’7 Alden Applewhite
- Applewhite can really be a tough matchup and he showed why with his ability to defend the perimeter at 6’7, knock down shots, and slash to the basket and use his body to finish. He started off aggressive, putting the ball on the deck, running the floor, and finishing around the rim but then stepped out and knocked down two 3-pointers.
- Stats: 14 points
2021 6’10 Dane Erikstrup
- Even though Erikstrup struggled at times on the offensive end, one has to like the energy and motor that he brought on both ends of the court. The 6’10 center moves really well for his side, showing the ability to defend and laterally move, while also making himself long. He also does a good job in running the floor and getting on the boards.
2022 7’0 Adrame Diongue
- Honestly, it is hard to not notice a 7’0 prospect that moves like he does. He didn’t log any points in the game but the way he moves, covering a ton of space with his length and size, was impressive. Looked comfortable stepping out and creating space but also defending inside and out.
2021 6’6 Glenn Taylor started the game and finished with 4 points. 2021 6’8 Isaiah Broady is another one to watch, as the 6’8 wing showed that he can be effective in multiple areas, scoring 10 points and knocking down two 3-pointers. 2021 6’5 Josh Uduje had a solid second half with 9 points.