Over the past year, our experienced and dedicated staff of scouts have covered a lot of high school games within the state and abroad, and, as a result, we have released our Final Arizona Preps Player Rankings for boys basketball in the state of Arizona. We have compiled our list of player rankings for each class of high school prospects in the state - 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 Classes. These player rankings will be released on each of our Arizona Preps' social media outlets, and also sent out to hundreds of men college basketball programs across the country.
We continue the release of our Spring Player Rankings (Rankings will be updated during the Summer and the Fall seasons) with our NEW Individual Player Rankings for the 2022 Class. There are many uncommitted prospects in this group, and a few prospects that are already off the board. This list includes many prospects that will have high levels of interest from college programs.
This junior class is absolutely loaded with some top-rated college prospects for college programs, with numerous high-major division-I prospects as part of the list. This class of players is also absolutely long in talent, and it was very difficult to come up with our list of prospects in the class. There are simply many college prospects that have demonstrated an ability to play some level of college basketball.
Our NEW Player Rankings for the 2022 Class are led by a trio of elite prospects. Each of these three young men are elite-level talents and are considered among the nation's elite prospects by ESPN. Each of these young men have very bright futures ahead of them.
Our top overall prospect in the class is Dream City Christian Prep's ultra-athletic 6-foot-5 junior guard/forward Shaedon Sharpe. Sharpe is a serious high-level basketball talent with NBA athleticism and size already. He is coming off a big junior season that ended in injury, but it was enough for us to rank him as the top overall prospect in the class. Sharpe is a tremendous national talent, and is recognized among the top 20 national prospects in America's 2022 Class, and was formerly recognized as the #2 overall prospect from Canada.
Sharpe is a tremendous talent. At 6-4 in height, he possesses NBA athleticism right now, and is a human highlight reel dunker. He can do things on the basketball court and make plays that most players cannot, as a result of his superior athleticism and ounce off the floor. He is also very strong physically with excellent length of body, combined with a nice overall offensive skill-set. He has a nice shooting stroke with excellent range on his shot, and he uses it to open up his ability to make strong drives and finishes toward the basket. He is superb in the open floor, where is able to fly high above the rim in transition. As he continues to mature, we will see his overall game go to an even higher level.
Sharpe's list of offers is absolutely terrific already, as he possesses scholarship offers from Kentucky, Kansas, Illinois, Oregon, Alabama, Xavier and Creighton. And most college coaches have not yet seen him, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By the time most college coaches lay eyes on him it will be during the eye of his college recruitment, this summer. Look for Sharpe to garner much more recruiting interest for himself over the next (3) months.
Checking in at our #2 overall spot in the rankings is Perry High School's promising 6-foot-11 junior post Dylan Anderson (University of Arizona commit). Anderson has been regarded as a top-rated national prospect since middle school, and now he is fresh off a big commitment to the University of Arizona - a welcome sight for Wildcats fans after a rocky road recently at the college program.
Anderson is currently rated among the Top 20 prospects nationally among America's top overall prospects in the 2022 Class, and was regarded as the #1 overall center in the class. Anderson is a sure-fire future pro prospect already, and competes very hard on both ends of the floor and competes at a high level for a prospect his age. He has a very nice skill level for a prospect of any age, as he is able to shoot the basketball extremely well and with excellent range on his shot, a very rare quality found in prospects with Anderson's extreme size, length and youth. Anderson has extreme mobility and fluidity for a prospect his size, and he runs the floor very well and is a strong finisher around the rim.
Checking in at our #3 overall spot is AZ Compass Prep's very skilled and versatile 6-foot-9 junior guard/forward Sadraque Nganga. We have not seen Nganga play in some time, after he suffered a severe knee injury last summer, which caused him to miss the entire season. He is still recovering from the injury and is making good progress, but it is still unclear as to when we will see him play again. When he is healthy, Nganga is currently rated among the Top 30 prospects nationally among national basketball scouts and media for the 2022 class. He is as versatile a prospect as there is in the class nationally already, when healthy.
Nganga currently possesses offers from a large number of schools, including UCLA, Kansas, Arizona, Auburn, Alabama, TCU, Georgia, Arizona State and Oklahoma, and it is just a matter of time before this young man receives offers from just about everybody in division-I athletics, when he is healthy.
Here are our complete Individual Player Rankings for the 2022 Class of boys prospects in the state of Arizona . . .
Arizona Preps 2022 Class Boys Individual Player Rankings
|1||Shaedon Sharpe||6-5||Guard||Dream City Christian Prep|
|2||Dylan Anderson||6-11||Center||Perry High School||University of Arizona|
|3||Sadraque Nganga||6-9||Forward||AZ Compass Prep|
|4||Adrame Diongue||6-11||Center||AZ Compass Prep|
|5||MoMo Cisse||6-11||Center||Hillcrest Prep Academy|
|6||AJ Storr||6-5||Guard||AZ Compass Prep||University of Illinois|
|7||Elijah Saunders||6-8||Forward||Sunnyslope HIgh School|
|8||Garrison Phelps||6-6||Forward||St. Mary's High School|
|9||Duke Brennan||6-9||Forward||Hillcrest Prep|
|10||Birima Seck||6-11||Center||Dream City Christian Prep|
|11||Dasean Lecque||6-1||Point Guard||Hillcrest Prep Academy|
|12||Oakland Fort||5-11||Point Guard||Sunnyslope HIgh School|
|13||Nathan Calmese||6-3||Point Guard||Mesquite High School|
|14||Jeremiah "Bear" Cherry||6-10||Center||St. Mary's High School|
|15||Trey Pettigrew||6-3||Guard||Eduprize Prep|
|16||Nate Pickens||6-3||Guard||AZ Compass Prep|
|17||Mekhi Mason||6-5||Guard||AZ Compass Prep||Rice University|
|18||Julian Roberts||6-7||Small Forward||Glenview College Prep|
|19||Foune Doucoure||6-7||Power Forward||St. Mary's High School|
|20||Patrick Chew||6-3||Shooting Guard||Brophy Prep|
|21||Devontes Cobbs||6-3||Guard||Eduprize Prep|
|22||Rickey Bradley||6-3||Guard||Eduprize Prep|
|23||Dominic Capriotti||6-4||Shooting Guard||PHH Prep||University of Northern Colorado|
|24||Dorrel Thomas||6-5||Shooting Guard||Skyline Prep|
|25||Andrew King||6-3||Shooting Guard||Desert Vista High School||Rice University - decommitted|
|26||Michael Saba||6-8||Small Forward||Chaparral High School|
|28||Trey Phillips||6-6||Forward||Eduprize Prep|
|29||Michael Dienes||6-7||Forward||Rancho Solano Prep|
|30||Malcolm Flaggs||6-6||Forward||Hillcrest Prep|
|31||Jason Parent||6-5||Guard/Forward||Prescott High School|
|32||Ringo Aguek||6-6||Small Forward||Ironwood High School|
|33||Terrance Dixon||6-7||Power Forward||Desert Vista High School|
|34||Micah Pierce||6-5||Small Forward||PHH Prep|
|35||Jayden Warren||6-4||Shooting Guard||PHH Prep|
|36||Logan Porter||6-3||Shooting Guard||Heritage Prep Academy-Maricopa|
|37||Amir Locus||6-7||Small Forward||PHH Prep|
|38||Raedon Thorson||6-1||Point Guard||Queen Creek High School|
|39||Orlando Gonzales||6-0||Point Guard||PHH Prep|
|40||Carson Ledbetter||6-6||Power Forward||Casteel High School|
|41||Jayden Clayton||6-1||Guard||Dream City Christian Prep|
|42||Blessing Nwotite||6-2||Combo-Guard||Paradise Honors High School|
|43||AJ Riggs||6-1||Shooting Guard||Gilbert Highland High School|
|44||Josh McClanahan||6-1||Combo-Guard||Eduprize Prep|
|45||Dylan Hadley||Point Guard||Catalina Foothills High School|
|46||Jayson Hunt||6-6||Power Forward||Paradise Honors High School|
|47||Marcus Coleman||6-1||Shooting Guard||Pueblo High School|
|48||Anthony Flores||6-2||Shooting Guard||Casa Grande Union|
|49||Jayson Petty||6-3||Shooting Guard||Centennial High School|
|50||Noah Rasdall||6-1||Combo-Guard||Skyline Prep|
|51||Pascal Volz||6-1||Point Guard||McClintock High School|
|52||Sidney Wooten||6-0||Point Guard||PHH Prep|
|53||Jason Wesley||6-4||Power Forward||McClintock High School|
|54||Quincy Geary||6-1||Point Guard||Catalina Foothills High School|
Our Player Rankings for each class of prospects will be updated in the Spring, Summer and Fall throughout the year, based on our staff's evaluations of these prospects in high school, club and Arizona Preps' events. An individual prospect can improve or drop in our Player Rankings, as a result of strong or poor game performances.