The Dobson High School girl's program is coming off an amazing season, comprising a 30-3 overall record during the 2013-2014 high school basketball season. While the team would fall in the Division-I state semi-finals at the hands of the eventual state champions, Desert Vista HS, the Mustangs would walk away with a great season. While Dobson will lose much of the team's scoring power next season due to the graduation of senior guard's Tori Lloyd and Miyah Leith, the team will however return next season with many players from last year's team to take over the helm for head coach Tyler Dumas.
The top returning player next season for Dobson HS next season will be 6-foot rising senior post Monay Mariscal. Mariscal is the team's top returning prospect, after averaging 8.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per/game last season. Mariscal was the team's third leading scorer last season, but will look to lead the team in numerous statistical categories next season.
Mariscal will be much better next season after being a key contributor this spring and summer for the state's current top girl's club program, Arizona Blue Star 17U team - a team loaded with many of the state's top girls prospects from the 2015 class. While playing alongside other top-rated Arizona prospects such as Armani Hawkins (Arizona State commit) and Desert Vista's Sabrina Haines, Mariscal is playing with the state's top talent and will develop a great deal this club season. Her Blue Star team is also competing in many top-rated tournaments across the country, which will bring Monay a lot of valuable experience this off-season.
Mariscal is a strong post player with excellent physical strength and a nice physical base, which allows her to get excellent post position and score effectively around the basket. She is a tough, physical rebounder and a good finisher around the basket. She also likes physical contact and draws fouls effectively inside the paint. She has solid footwork and low-post moves, but is still developing as an offensive player. Her best attributes are her ability to rebound and defend the low-post.
She will need to develop in her ability to continue to make shots from the perimeter and improve her range from three-point distance. While she does not necessarily need to be as effective from longer ranges in high school, a consistent jump shot will help her a great deal in her future in college.
Mariscal is also a nice prospect in track & field and so she could be a two-sport star in college, if she chooses. She also transferred from Mountain Pointe HS after playing her first two seasons of high school for the Pride.
Look for Mariscal to garner low to mid-major division-I interest this summer, and begin to land some offers soon for her collegiate future. She has developed into one of the state's elite 2015 power forward prospects.