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Posted On: 11/9/18 2:59 PM
A top prospect in Nevada, 6-foot-4 point guard Donavan Yap is heading into his junior season with a head full of steam, and hoping to prove he’s not just one of the state’s best, but one of the West’s best.
The Arbor View junior’s size and skill are certainly intriguing, but it’s his leadership that could be what separates Yap from his peers the most.
“I would say distributing the ball and getting my team involved is what I do best, but if I need to score I’m able to score. And I like leading my players and getting them to play right,” said Yap.
With one of the nation’s best teams, Las Vegas Prospects 16U, Yap was able to gauge his talent against some of the nation’s best this past spring and summer.
“It was a good experience playing on the EYBL Circuit, making it to the Peach Jam and playing against the top players in the nation,” he said. “I thought I played well, but I think I could have played better defensively.”
Now, his junior season at Arbor View is on the horizon, and he’s poise to have a monster season for the Aggies.
“I’ll have more of a leadership role for my team. I’ll be our go-to guy now, the team depends on me, so I’ll try and do a good job of coming with it night-in and night-out and push my team to be the best they can be,” said Yap.
Currently, the 2020 guard sports an offer from Rider; he reports interest coming in from Portland State, Colorado State, Purdue, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Washington State and Northern Arizona.
It’ll be a big year ahead for the big and skilled floor general.
“I’m just hoping to improve on my game and improve the little things,” said Yap. “And get more recognition and have more college calling me so that can get to where I want to be, which is a high-major D1.”