With three different events taking place on Saturday around the state of Arizona, I was able to catch some of the action at each event on the day. While I was not able to see a lot of action at any one of the three events, some players did catch my attention on the day. While at this year's West Coast Hoops Report Showcase at Glendale Community College, an event organized by Chad Groth, there were a few players that caught my attention.
The event format was comprised of primarily unsigned senior prospects from Arizona's 2013 class. One player that emerged from the day's action was Sandra Day O'Connor High School's unsigned 6-foot-4 wing Cody March.
March is a good-sized wing prospect with a good body and broad shoulders. He has nice size on his physical frame that suggests he is ready for the collegiate level physically. He will still need to add more quickness laterally to defend guards or small forwards, but he is very strong and has some physical tools that should develop nicely over time. He is a good shooter from mid-range and is a good finisher around the basket area. He will need to improve the range on his shot and consistency to reach his maximum potential as a player, but he does look to have a good looking shooting stroke already.
This past season, March averaged 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per/game on a team that finished 15-11 on the season.
I caught up with March after his game on Saturday and he advised me that he is currently only hearing from one school in his college recruitment - Scottsdale Junior College. He also advised me that, as of right now, he probably will head that route.
March has flown well below the recruiting radar during his senior season, but this young man looks to be a player that, with continued hard work, could develop into a serious college prospect.
March is also an excellent student and carries a 3.7 CUM GPA.
Recruiting Notes: The top performer that I saw on the day at this year's event was Sierra Linda High School's talented 6-foot-6 unsigned senior prospect Damian Mendoza. I had reported before that Mendoza had decided to walk on this fall at Northern Arizona University. According to organizers of the event on Saturday, Mendoza could be still undecided as to his college future. Only time will tell to see where Mendoza lands next fall, but he is a glaring talent with nice length of body and athleticism. Over time, this young man could develop into a nice find for a college program, but we shall see if that will be at Northern Arizona.