AZ Compass Prep (28‑2)

Chandler, Arizona

GEICO NATIONALS SEMIFINALIST

Top Players

  • 6-10 SR Sadraque Nganga #12 (Rivals) … #17 (PrepHoops) … #19 (247 Sports) … #22 (NBN)
  • 6-3 SR Dylan Andrews (UCLA) #25 (PrepHoops) … #34 (247 Sports) … #40 (ESPN) … #43 (Rivals)
  • 6-8 SR Colin Smith #61 (NBN) … #69 (Rivals) … #109 (247 Sports)
  • 6-5 JR Marquis "Mookie" Cook #3 (Rivals, PrepHoops) … #13 (ESPN, 247 Hoops)
  • 6-1 JR Kylan Boswell #20 (ESPN) … #26 (NBN) … #62 (PrepHoops)
  • 6-4 SR Lamar Washington #1-OR (PrepHoops)
  • 6-6 SR Jaden Daughtry #9-VA (PrepHoops)

Dragons At A Glance

It was a “statement” season for the fast-rising prep powerhouse, as AZ Compass gave No. 1 Montverde two scares and should be more talented despite losing the bulk of its production. Program director Pete Kaffey and head coach Ed Gipson return three building blocks in 6-10 SR Sadraque Nganga, 7-0 SR Adrame Diongue (6 ppg, 7 rpg) and 6-5 SR Mekhi Mason (8 ppg, 2 apg), but the Dragons received two special additions when Portland Jefferson teammates 6-5 JR Mookie Cook (18.5 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 3.8 apg, 2.2 blocks) and 6-4 JR Lamar Washington (30.1 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.7 steals) departed for The Valley after winning an Oregon state title in the spring. Next came transfer 6-1 JR Kylan Boswell (15.5 ppg at Corona Centennial CA), who scored 21 points in his team’s Southern Section title-game win over Sierra Canyon with LeBron James and Drake in front-row seats. … Three other high-major recruits – 6-8 SR Colin Smith (21 ppg, 9 rpg, 6.5 apg, 3 steals, 2 blocks at Dallas St. Mark’s TX), UCLA pledge 6-3 SR Dylan Andrews (Windward CA) and 6-8 SR Max Allen (Sierra Canyon CA) – will play significant roles, with Smith emerging as a go-to scorer. Want more firepower and depth? Add 6-6 SR Jaden Daughtry (14.3 ppg, 5 rpg), who powered L.C. Bird to the Virginia Class 5 semifinals.