One of the top prospects in Arizona's 2024 Class is on the move and is an nice sleeper prospect for college programs to take notice of. 6-foot-5 rising senior guard Dasio Gonzales (pictured right) is among the purest shooters of the basketball in the state. After an excellent junior season for himself last year, while attending Learning Foundation & Performing Arts (LFPA) in Gilbert, Gonzales has now landed at Eduprize Prep for his senior season - joining a program that is absolutely loaded with college level talent for next season. Gonzales will add some serious firepower to an already loaded group at Eduprize next season, and should raise many eyebrows during his senior season for his college recruitment, as more college programs get to know him better.
Gonzales recently decided to leave LFPA and move to Eduprize Prep, where he will finish his high school career. Gonzales has flown well below the recruiting radar for some time, since he does play in the CAA rather than the AIA, but that will not matter as a senior, since college programs will be looking for talent next spring, regardless of where they play. Gonzales is an excellent prospect for college programs to take a hard look at, as he is very skilled and has good size as a shooter. He can be a specialist at the collegiate level, as a result of his very pure shooting stroke and an excellent feel for the game.
Gonzales has been raised around the game of basketball all of his life, and he comes from excellent basketball and sport bloodlines, son of former local basketball star Jay Gonzales. His connection to the game and many top prospects over the years, as a result of his father's heavy involvement in the game, has help to define him as a young man, and as a player.
Recently, Gonzales received his first scholarship offer to his credit from Southern Oregon University, a nice offer for Gonzales. He should garner many more offers for himself over the next year, as he can provide a specialty for a program - an ability to make shots at a high rate and with unlimited range.
Gonzales played this spring and summer with a talented Team Zona 17U team on the Adidas 3SSB circuit, so he definitely raised his exposure to college coaches over the spring and summer months. After a strong junior season last year for LFPA, where he poured in more than 1,400 points in his basketball career and led his program in assists for two straight seasons, I expect him to have a big senior season, as he looks to help lead Eduprize to a CAA State Championship.
This is one young man that ha the potential to make a nice jump in our next Individual Player Rankings for the 2024 Class. Gonzales has really shown improvement each season as a player, and I have been very impressed with his development over the past couple years, especially. I am looking forward to watching him perform this senior season, as he is a very intriguing prospect with upside.
I will continue to follow his recruitment and progress closely, and bring you any updates as they continue to develop. Gonzales is also an excellent student with a 3.8 CUM GPA.