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Posted On: 11/27/18 8:00 AM
Last week, a lot of high school basketball players signed their letters of intent with their respective colleges/universities. However, not all of AZ’s top talent signed. There are still plenty of talented players who remain unsigned going into this high school season. Here are the best available from the class of 2019 (1-5):
1. Majok Deng G/F (Salpointe 2019):
Deng has always been one of the most featured and talked about player in Arizona. He holds a ton of offers from pretty respectable schools. Deng holds offers to Ole Miss, Nebraska, Northwestern, Kansas State, Rice, Portland State, Ohio State, San Francisco, Vanderbilt, Utah, Georgia Tech, GCU, Arizona, Arizona State, New Mexico, Stanford, Cal, Pepperdine, UNLV, Creighton, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, Nevada, Missouri, and SMU.
2. Emmanuel Taban F (Apollo 2019):
Taban is a 6’7 pure shooter, capable of knocking down the mid-range and the deep ball. His height and release give him an immediate advantage when shooting over defenders. Taban currently holds offers from Nevada, Texas Tech, Wyoming, UC Santa Barbara, Southern Utah, Portland State, Kansas State, and GCU.
3. Dischon Thomas F/C (Hillcrest Prep 2019):
Thomas is one of the top big men in AZ and has shown great development, especially in his shooting ability. He has great size, standing at 6’9, and great athleticism. Thomas holds offers from Texas Southern, Saint Louis, Kennesaw State, and Southern Illinois.
4. Jackson Ruai G (Amphi 2019):
Ruai is one of the most athletic and explosive players in all of Arizona. He stands at 6’3 and is a lock down defender. Many thought he would sign this last month but nothing ever happened. Ruai currently holds offers from Utah Valley, Portland State, and UC Davis.
5. Otis Frazier G/F (Buckeye 2019):
Otis is one of the best scorers and all around athletes in the state. I don’t know why Frazier remains unsigned but his talent is definitely apparent. He is very strong, quick, and has great leaping ability, making it nearly impossible to stop him from getting to the basket. However, he has greatly improved his jump shot so that defenders have to press up on him rather than sagging off to prevent the drive. Frazier only holds two offers currently: Drexel and Northern Colorado.