The 19th annual Arizona Preps Fall Showcase took place this past weekend on the campus of AZ Compass Prep and was filled with many talented prospects for this year's event - of all ages (high school and middle school). The event was loaded with up-and-coming basketball talent for the state, and there were many top performers on the day.
After the completion of the event, our staff selected different individuals in the event for their efforts, and the "Top Sleeper Prospect" from this year's event was Peoria High School's 6-foot-5 senior forward Khot Anyieth. The "Top Sleeper Prospect" goes to the senior student-athlete in the event that is worthy of college recruitment, but is an unknown to college coaches. Anyieth is definitely worthy of such billing.
Anyieth is a very talented and athletic combo-forward prospect that is able to play multiple positions on the floor, and, most importantly, defend multiple positions on the floor. He is a long, lengthy and rangy forward prospect with excellent toughness and a great motor. He accepts challenges on both ends of the floor and enjoys defending the opposing team's best offensive player. He runs the floor hard and is a very good finisher and scorer while slashing to the basket, or in the open court.
Offensively, Anyieth can play either as a small forward or as a power forward. He is still very thin physically and will need to add more physical size and strength to maximize his potential as a player. he can score effectively around the basket with good footwork and a nice offensive skillset. He is an active rebounder and shotblocker with good timing. He is a capable ball handler and passer, that needs to continue to refine his overall skills to maximize his production over time.
Defensively, Anyieth is a nice asset to any team, as he uses his superior length to contest and block/change shots. He also plays passing lanes very well, and makes it difficult for offensive players to get into any rhythm.
This young man has excellent potential over time, and would be an excellent recruit for any smaller college program. He is definitely a division-I talent, so it will be very interesting to see how much recruitment he begins to attract as a result of his performance this weekend.