The Arizona State Team Camp was held this past weekend on the campus of Arizona State University in fine fashion, as the ASU staff hosted their 4th Annual Team Camp. Organized by Director of Operations Derrick Wrobel and the ASU coaching staff, this weekend's camp was the 4th and best installment for the Sun Devil staff, as the camp featured many top high school programs from the state and the West, and also included a prep school and a few club teams.
Millennium High School would continue to prove why they are a favorite to win it all in the AIA's 6A Division next high school season, as they defeated our other favorite in the 6A Division, Cesar Chavez HS, in the championship game of the event. Playing with only (7) players in the camp, although a very talented group of performers, Cesar Chavez would eventually run out of gas in the camp's championship game, as Millennium would utilize a very well-balanced team effort and performance to take the camp's title.
Cesar Chavez terrific 6-foot-4 rising junior point guard TyTy Washington is an absolute handful for opposing teams to slow down, and he has proven for many years just how exemplary a basketball prospect that he is. This spring and summer though, Washington has taken his game to another level, as he has proven himself as the state's elite 2021 point guard prospect - making players around him extremely better and consistently making plays with the basketball in his hands, including a perimeter shooting stroke that is "wet."
Washington would come up just short of leading his Chavez team to becoming their team mascot name in the camp - Champions. But Washington in the event would completely prove to the Sun Devils' coaching staff that he is absolutely worthy of their attention - earning a scholarship offer from Arizona State at the completion of the event. While Washington already possesses (12) different division-I offers to his credit, this latest PAC-12 offer is his biggest to date. A PAC-12 offer will certainly raise his recruiting stock and now prove that this young man can play at any level in the country.
What makes Washington so attractive is his size, youth, overall skillset and unique ability to see plays before they happen. He has a very high basketball IQ, and loves to pass the basketball - unique qualities that most prospects do not possess in today's game. The fact that he has a true position and has a great feel for the game, make him a very attractive prospect - one that should garner recruiting interest at the highest of levels over the next year.
The Arizona State staff would also commit themselves to landing two prospects from the AZ Compass Prep program as well, as they would offer scholarships to promising and gifted 6-foot-6 rising junior wing Maxwell Lewis, who recently moved to Compass from Nevada's Somerset Academy (NV). Lewis, who also currently has an offer from DePaul, has been one of the hottest 2021 prospects in the West this spring and now the summer. Lewis is a tremendous athletic talent with super upside for the future and a long, rangy body that looks similar to former NBA superstar Scottie Pippen.
While Lewis' team did not win the camp, and were knocked out in the camp's quarterfinals by a talented Paradise Honors' ballclub, Lewis is a high-major division-I prospect that has added immensely to the overall level of basketball talent in the state.
The Arizona State staff also would extend an offer to stud 6-foot-4 rising sophomore guard De'Vontes Cobbs from AZ Compass Prep, who recently moved to the program after leaving Shadow Mountain HS. Cobbs has been on a tear this off-season, and has been a highlight sensation with Ball Is Life nationally, while also playing for NBA superstar Lebron Jame's club program in LA. Cobbs currently has offers now from Arizona State, West Virginia, SMU and Florida.
With the Arizona State staff extending several offers this weekend to elite prospects in their camp, and with the Camp champions being led by 6-foot-9 rising junior DaRon Holmes, who already has an ASU offer and is a priority for the Sun Devil's program, it proves again just how many different top-rated basketball prospects there clearly are now in the state.