The prestigious Hoophall West event took place on December 8-10 at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale. There was plenty of national talent on display during the 3 day event. While this was just a small sample of what the AZ…
The prestigious Hoophall West event took place on December 8-10 at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale. There was plenty of national talent on display during the 3 day event. While this was just a small sample of what the AZ Compass Dragons have to offer, in this article we take a look at some of their standout players.
Marquis Cook Marquis Cook 6'6" | SF AZ Compass Prep | 2023 State #6 Nation AZ AZ Compass Prep
The 5 star small forward looked the part of a future pro player. He showed touch on his mid range shot and seems to be getting more comfortable shooting the 3 ball. He showed patience on offense letting his shot come to him as opposed to hunting shots. What I really liked was that he displayed high effort on the defensive end. With his length and athleticism, he can be a defensive terror for opposing wings.
Pharaoh Compton Pharaoh Compton 6'7" | PF AZ Compass Prep | 2024 State #150 Nation AZ AZ Compass Prep (Featured Image)
The power forward played with tremendous energy and was an absolute monster in the paint. He tried to dunk everything and rebounded at a high rate. His offense showed improvement as he nailed some mid range jumpers. His calling card right now is still his intensity, which is unmatched
Marcus Allen Marcus Allen 6'6" | SF AZ Compass Prep | 2024 State #75 Nation AZ AZ Compass Prep
A versatile forward did a little bit of everything but on a team of all stars what stood out the most was his defensive effort. He guarded multiple players and did it with ease. His offensive game right now goes as his defense goes. He shows the intelligence to have his offense on par with his defense with continued work.
Jordan Ross Jordan Ross 6'3" | PG AZ Compass Prep | 2023 State AZ AZ Compass Prep
The Saint Mary’s commit played with a good pace and showed flashes of his offensive skills which included a personal 9-0 run against IMG Academy in an effort to spark his team. He continuously tried to get his teammates good looks earlier in the game by sacrificing his own offense.
Tru Washington Tru Washington 6'3" | CG AZ Compass Prep | 2023 State #61 Nation AZ AZ Compass Prep
In limited minutes at times Washington was as productive as anyone on the court. He showed an excellent feel for the game and showed the ability to create his own offense as well as keeping his teammates involved. On the defensive side, he locked up his man making them either shoot a difficult shot or just not be a factor at all.
Vyctorius Miller Vyctorius Miller 6'5" | CG AZ Compass Prep | 2024 State #4 Nation AZ AZ Compass Prep
While he struggled offensively Miller made his impact in other areas of the game like his passing by setting up teammates for good looks. He also showed more focus on the defensive side of the ball. His talent is unquestionable.
Vincent Delano Vincent Delano 6'1" | CG AZ Compass Prep | 2023 State #292 Nation AZ AZ Compass Prep
Delano showed that he is a floor stretcher deluxe with his range. Whenever he was on the floor defenses had to be aware of where he was because with his quick release he can reel off 4 or 5 straight in a hurry. He also showed that he enjoys the opportunity to lock up opposing guards. Could prove to be a steal for Portland.