Posted On: 09/29/20 1:16 PM

Last year this time we had 102 players to rank for the 2022 class.

We added 69 players to get the total to 171.

Unlike the senior class with many of these 69 new players coming in from out of town, only two fall into that category. Most players added simply just got better or were just discovered and are now blossoming at the right time. 

Like the senior class, many will see their rankings drop. 

Our goal at PrepHoopsAZ is to try and recognize anyone who may play college basketball. 

We are trying to give them the proper exposure, especially in these crazy times with a virus still out there, forcing college coaches to only be allowed to read articles and watch film. 

My advice to parents is to get as much film on your son as possible. Once you properly make the film, email it out to schools that your son is interested in playing at. 

 

2022 updated rankings:

Arizona 2022 Rankings

 

Notes:

1. Sadraque Nganga Sadraque Nganga 6'9" | PF AZ Compass Prep | 2022 State #37 Nation AZ , Dylan Anderson Dylan Anderson 7'0" | C Perry | 2022 State #46 Nation AZ and Dasean Lecque Dasean Lecque 6'0" | PG Bella Vista Prep | 2022 State #205 Nation AZ are the Top-3 for 2022. All three have some impressive offers to back it up as well. 

2. As previously mentioned, 2 brand new players from out of state were added, led by the long and talented wing Jalen Carruth Jalen Carruth 6'6" | SF Central Pointe Christian | 2023 State FL .

3. 6 were added to the Top-50 that were essentially undiscovered until now led by Julian Roberts Julian Roberts 6'9" | PF Bella Vista Prep | 2023 State AZ

4. Of the 171 players ranked, there were 42 PG’s, 32 SG’s, 20 CG,s, 28 SF’s, 42 PF’s and only 10 C’s. 

5. There isn’t a lot of Centers but Dylan Anderson Dylan Anderson 7'0" | C Perry | 2022 State #46 Nation AZ , Duke Brennan Duke Brennan 6'10" | C Hillcrest Prep | 2022 State #223 Nation AZ and Adrame Diongue Adrame Diongue 6'11" | C AZ Compass Prep | 2022 State #208 Nation AZ are all in the Top-6 and 7 Centers are in the Top-60. 

6. Almost half of the Top-60 are SF’s or PF’s (28 total) led by Nganga and Elijah Saunders Elijah Saunders 6'8" | PF Sunnyslope | 2022 State AZ

7. Only 25 are in the Top-60 from PG’s, CG’s, and SG’s combined led by Dasean Lecque Dasean Lecque 6'0" | PG Bella Vista Prep | 2022 State #205 Nation AZ , Mekhi Mason Mekhi Mason 6'4" | CG AZ Compass Prep | 2022 State AZ and Andrew King Andrew King 6'3" | CG Bella Vista Prep | 2022 State AZ

8. But, 7 of the Top-13 are PG’s, CG’s or SG’s. 

9. 17 players have already received a D1 offer.

10. 1 player in the 2022 class has already verbally committed with Dominic Capriotti Dominic Capriotti 6'4" | SG Phhoenix Prep | 2022 State AZ to Northern Colorado. 

11. 7 players are currently nationally ranked in the Top-250. ( Sadraque Nganga Sadraque Nganga 6'9" | PF AZ Compass Prep | 2022 State #37 Nation AZ -#14), ( Dylan Anderson Dylan Anderson 7'0" | C Perry | 2022 State #46 Nation AZ -#46), ( Dasean Lecque Dasean Lecque 6'0" | PG Bella Vista Prep | 2022 State #205 Nation AZ -#131), ( Adrame Diongue Adrame Diongue 6'11" | C AZ Compass Prep | 2022 State #208 Nation AZ -#158), ( -#170), ( Duke Brennan Duke Brennan 6'10" | C Hillcrest Prep | 2022 State #223 Nation AZ -#215), ( Jalen Carruth Jalen Carruth 6'6" | SF Central Pointe Christian | 2023 State FL -#227). 

12. 4 more will be added to the AZ national list with Trey Pettigrew (#56) and Jayden Epps (#79) at Hillcrest Prep and Shaedon Sharpe (#94) and Birima Sech (N/A yet) of Dream City Christian. I have not seen them yet, but will adjust when I do.  

13. My guess is that Sech is a top-25 type and Sharpe, Diongue and Brennan will slowly move up plus Elijah Saunders Elijah Saunders 6'8" | PF Sunnyslope | 2022 State AZ will move into the Top-250.