One of the top overall prospects in Arizona's 2021 Class is PHH Prep's 6-foot-5, 200-pound senior wing Javon Ruffin. While many Arizona basketball enthusiasts have not seen Ruffin perform yet or don't even know him, the gifted and skilled performer has been hunted many Division-I college programs over the spring and summer. Even with the COVID pandemic hiding many of the top prospects in his class, Ruffin still received high-major recruitment. After considering his options, Ruffin is now headed to the PAC-12 Conference.
With numerous scholarship offers on the table for himself, Ruffin chose to give a fall verbal commitment to the University of Colorado and Head Coach Tad Boyle (pictured) and his basketball staff.
The son of NBA veteran Michael Ruffin, Javon recently moved back to the state of Arizona to play his senior season, after a stint in Arizona as a youngster. Javon chose to move back to Arizona to play for PHH Prep, and also play with his good friend Brett Hardt (DePaul University commit). Ruffin will play for PHH Prep's talented National Team this season.
Ruffin is a serious talent with a high skill level and overall feel for the game. He has very good size for the guard position, and is able to play several positions on the floor - providing excellent versatility to any team that he competes for. He has a good body and physical strength and competes hard on both ends of the floor. A very good shooter with range on his shot that allows him to keep defenses on their toes when attempting to defend him. A strong ball handler and finisher in the traffic. A strong rebounder. Very good scorer in the open floor. A very fundamentally sound performer and a very good overall prospect that has upside.
"I chose Colorado because it was a good fit all around," Ruffin told the Arizona Republic. "Academically, they're really good, and the same goes for their basketball."
Congratulations to Ruffin and his family on this amazing accomplishment from our Arizona Preps' staff, and congratulations to the PHH Prep program on another college commitment for their program.