Former Arizona high school basketball standout Royce Woolridge is one of the best overall talents to ever grace the Arizona basketball hardwood. After a terrific high school career at Sunnyslope High School, where he led the program to tremendous success and state titles, and after a good college career, Woolridge has returned to the state of Arizona, his home, and is now building a very strong career now in training basketball prospects and working with the Arizona Preps' staff to build strong events for the Arizona basketball community.
Woolridge was the youngest student-athlete ever to commit to the University of Kansas, when he gave Head Coach Bill Self a verbal pledge at the young age of 15. He would play for the Jayhawks before transferring to Washington State, and then finally Grand Canyon University, where he would finish his college carer for then Head Coach Dan Majerle. Woolridge would then play professionally for some time, before retiring and returning to Arizona to build his business.
Woolridge joined the Arizona Preps' staff in March (2020), and has helped the organization build the Arizona Preps Fall Showcase, which featured more than (100) different Arizona high school basketball varsity programs last fall, boys and girls, and he also was the Skills Trainer for the Arizona Preps Diamond Discovery in December.
Woolridge has a lot to offer Arizona student-athletes, as he was one of the highest recruited prospects to ever come out of the state of Arizona, and also personally experienced the recruiting process at a high level, while also understanding the individual skillset and attributes it takes to play at the highest level in college basketball. He personally understands what works and what doesn't work, to help players, professionally and amateur, that he works with, gain valuable insight into what it takes to be successful.
Woolridge currently works personally with numerous professional athletes and also high school prospects in the state on a weekly basis, as he has built a nice business for himself, training basketball players to help advance their skills for whatever level they are trying to accomplish. Woolridge has worked hard personally with such top-rated prospects as Sunnyslope's electric junior guard Oakland Fort and Brophy Prep's athletic and talented junior wing Arman Madi.
Woolridge is now offering personal training for middle school prospects specifically, ages 6th, 7th and 8th graders (2025, 2026 and 2027 Classes) @ Inspire Courts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 3PM. To contact Royce for training for these sessions, please email him @ email@example.com or call him @ (623) 261-8737.
Royce is also the son of former NBA player Orlando Woolridge and the younger brother of Renaldo Woolridge (University of Tennessee), and comes from excellent basketball bloodlines.