Seldom would you think of an ultra-long, athletic and skilled guard prospect as a sleeper prospect, but for AZ Compass Prep 6-foot-6 unsigned senior combo-guard prospect Both Gach that is the case. The Minnesota native is as skilled a player as there is in the state of Arizona, regardless of class, although he is still soaring under the recruiting radar.
This week, Gach had a coming-out-party in his team's narrow home win over a very talented Hillcrest Prep Post-Graduate team on Monday evening. Gach would finish with a game-high 30 points in the win, as he led his team to a come-from-behind victory. Gach did it all in the game - playing the point position for much of the contest.
While Gach is one of the state's elite-level talents, he has yet to really receive loads of division-I interest or offers at this point, but that should soon change for him as the high school season gets going for his program, and college coaches begin to see him perform. Gach's true value on the basketball court cannot be determined until you see him play in a true game, as he has a high skill level and plays with excellent poise on the court.
Gach currently has offers on the table for himself from Southern Utah and North Dakota, while Marquette, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Nevada and Cal-State Northridge have each shown strong interest in him, so far.
Many schools are also waiting to see if Gach's academic performance will improve enough for him to qualify academically. While he had some struggles before attending AZ Compass Prep this high school season, Gach is definitely improving, as he has achieved a strong academic performance thus far this academic year.
Gach came from a small town in Minnesota, and was very under rated, as many had not seen him play. Many close to the basketball culture in Minnesota claim that Gach was among the top 5 overall prospects in the state's 2018 class.
Look for Gach to become one of the state's hottest recruiting targets this spring, as college coaches begin to get a good look at him in his team's game competition this high school season. Gach should become one of the hottest prospects in the West this spring, for the late signing period.
Gach will lead his team to Nevada on Wednesday evening in a big contest with nationally top-rated Findlay Prep (NV).
I will continue to follow his recruitment closely this high school season, and bring you updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Known as "Booth" by his teammates, Gach is a superb basketball talent with loads of athleticism and a tremendous offensive skillset, which allows him to be very productive at a high level on the basketball court. He also has excellent work ethic and loves the game, and also enjoys putting in the time to develop as a player. He possesses an excellent handle of the basketball and a pure shooting stroke, with unlimited range and an ability to create his own shot. He has a very soft shooting touch and an advanced feel for the game. He also has unique athleticism, which allows him to get out on the break and make plays in transition - finishing above the rim in a variety of ways. A very good ball handler that plays with poise. A very good passer that sees the floor very well and has a nice overall feel for the game - makes players around him better. Plays very unselfish. A good defender that plays both ends of the court. Plays passing lanes and is very athletic with a very good overall motor. An excellent sleeper prospect that could play at any level.