AZ Compass Prep continues to develop as a national prep program - bringing in loads of serious talent for their second true season of having a national prep program. After recently acquiring the nation's former #1 ranked 2019 national prospect, Chol Marial, to their program, Compass Prep has recently been bringing other top-rated national talent to go with him.
One of these top prospects that has ventured to the program this season, and will provide a nice boost to the program's overall level of talent will be 6-foot-4 junior guard Xavier Dusell. Dusell recently decided to transfer to the Compass Prep program - leaving Chaparral High School after one season at the school. Dusell also spent his freshman season at Mesquite HS, before making the move to Chaparral.
Arizona's 2020 class of prospects is absolutely loaded with some top-rated national talent, and Dusell is one of the better prospects in the class that also deserves some serious recruiting attention.
Currently, Dusell has offers from the University of Montana, Idaho State and Northern Arizona, but he is also gaining serious attention from numerous other college programs after a strong performance this spring and summer, while traveling with his club program Team Harden 16U on the Adidas Gauntlet Travel Circuit this past club season. Dusell should begin to start generating much more recruiting interest for himself this high school season.
While Dusell is not a true sleeper prospect, since has been heralded as a top-rated prospect in the class for many years, he has yet to receive his recruitment take off like that of other members of the 2020 Class. After a sub-par sophomore season last year at Chaparral, his resurgence this spring and summer made him regarded again as one of the top up-and-coming prospects out there to watch. I have been extremely impressed with this young man's ability to play the game, and I have been much more impressed with his ability to play the game and even take over games at times. As a result, Dusell is a big time player that has the ability to play at a much higher level than he has shown.
Dusell's best effort to date was his performance last spring, where he led his Team Harden 16U team to a 17U Tournament Championship at the Southwest Showcase Main Event, organized by Ron Coleman.
I look forward to following Dusell this prep school season, as he looks to join numerous other nationally rated prospects at the Compass Prep program. I will follow Dusell's performance this season very closely, and will bring you any updates as they continue to develop regarding his college recruitment.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Dusell is a special young talent - possessing excellent size and versatility as a player. Dusell is capable of playing several perimeter positions on the floor, while having a strong handle of the basketball and a nice perimeter shooting stroke with range. He is able to make plays for himself or others off the dribble, and is a sure mis-match for opposing defenders - able to score inside and out. As he continues to mature physically, I look for Dusell to be able to post up more, which will make it even more difficult for smaller defenders to guard him. Currently, he likes to score from the perimeter, where he is much more comfortable at this stage in his young career. He is a good passer with a nice overall feel for the game, and has very good versatility as a player. He is a good rebounder. A solid defender. Has a very bright future ahead of him.