I had the pleasure of attending the Moon Valley-Bradshaw Mountain girl's basketball game about two weeks ago. I have never seen both teams play, but I was very pleased I attended the game. I discovered an elite guard prospect from Moon Valley High School in 5-foot-6 senior guard Yvette Ruiz.
Ruiz displayed an elite ability to control the flow of the game on offense. She has an elite ball-handling ability and vision. Her greatest attributes are her ability to defend all (5) positions, and putting herself or her teammates in the best situation to score on offense. She can score at all (3) levels, and plays with confidence in tight-game scenarios - willing to step up and make big plays.
Ruiz is currently averaging impressive numbers on the season - 18.7 points, 7.4 assists, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 steals per/game.
She currently has an offer from a Division-3 school, Greenville University, however I think she has the talent and ability to play at a bigger school. She brings great leadership, strong work ethic and a high basketball IQ. I
believe what contributes to her development is playing on the varsity all four years of her high school career, as well as her commitment to training and playing club basketball in the off-season.
I look forward to watching her fill up the stat-sheet this season. Ruiz is one of the state’s under-the-radar talents. College coaches should take note!
Notes: The pandemic has hurt college opportunities for student-athletes throughout the country. The NCAA has granted an extra year of eligibility for all student-athletes, as well as opening the transfer portal. We at Arizona Preps are not giving up hope on helping our state’s student-athletes find opportunities to play at the college level. We have expanded coverage to the Northern, Central and Southern Regions, as well as providing exclusive coverage for girls basketball. We are also covering more and more club events for the middle school and high school events to expand our player database.