Bash in the Desert Day 1: Top Guards Part 3


Posted On: 05/7/18 12:14 AM

The Bash in the Desert had a number of talented guards who stood out in the first day of action. Here is the 3rd list of top tier guards from the first day of action.

Bash in the Desert Day 1: Top Guards Part 3

Peter Dadson 6’4 PG/SG 2019 Hillcrest Prep (Team Inspire)

Dadson did not shoot the basketball particularly well from deep, but he did attack the rim and create for others. Further, he is strong and tough with the basketball. He played his role well which involved running the offense, creating in spots, and playing tough defense. He is an intriguing prospect due to his length and athleticism.

Devyian Roberson 6’1 PG Post-Grad Elite Prep (Map Elite)

Roberson was one of the most explosive and dynamic guards of the 1st day of the Bash in the Desert. He generated offense at will and rose up to demonstrate his athleticism multiple times. Further, he uses that athleticism well on the defensive end and locked up. He moves extremely well laterally which aids him in being a constant threat on both sides of the court.

Za-Ontay “Tay” Boothman 6’1 PG 2020 Buckeye (Powerhouse)

Tay is shifty and has a unique rhythm to his game. Like a lot of guards who like to be more ball dominant, he shoots better off of the dribble than in catch and shoot situations. In addition to being a solid shooter, he has a nice pull-up and finishes well around the rim.

TyTy Washington 6’2 PG 2021 Cesar Chavez (Team Harden)

TyTy is one of the most improved players in the state. That might sound silly due to this youth as only being a freshman. However, he has gone from being a dominant scorer to flat out being dominant. He is a tough on ball defender who uses his bursts of speed and change of direction to create for himself and others. His stock has been on the rise as much as any guard in the state.

Ricardo Sarmiento 5’10 PG 2021 Cesar Chavez (Team Harden)

Sarmiento is another part of the trio of top tier guards running the show for Team Harden. He is fundamentally sound and makes his teammates better. He is a good passer who does not force it on the offensive end. The maturity that he plays with is exceptional considering his youth. His ability to manage the game, create for others, and play mistake free basketball is top tier.

Xavier Dusell 6’3 PG/SG 2020 Chaparral (Team Harden)

Dusell has been a one man wrecking crew at times for Harden in the past. However, he now has other guards who can help carry the work load and make him better. Dusell is one of the top scorers in this classification. He can do it off of the dribble and in catch and shoot situations. He has a tight handle and is not afraid to let it fly from anywhere on the court.

Doc Self 5’10 PG 2019 Gilbert (Grassroots AZ)

Self is undersized but an absolute warrior. He is a harassing on ball defender who is not afraid to get after opposing players. He went toe to toe with the Team Harden guards and made their lives as tough as possible. On the offensive end, he is a good shooter who can create for himself and others off of the dribble.