AZ Compass Prep, a program that sits right outside of Phoenix, Arizona in Chandler, put the nation on notice during the 2020-2021 high school season just a few months ago representing the West Coast and plan on securing their name nationally over the next couple of year or so.
The Dragons finished with a 31-2 overall record last season, winning the Grind Session World Championships, playing a national schedule, and making their first GEICO Nationals appearance making it to the semifinal round, and finishing ranked in the top-5 nationally. TyTy Washington, who is now headed to Kentucky, earned the breakout prospect of the year award leading the AZ Compass Prep Dragons averaging just around 25.0 PPG.
With Washington and a few other seniors departing, the question is now will AZ Compass Prep continue this type of success in the future? The Dragons have a few key prospects returning to their roster from last season and have already added some major additions.
2022 F Sadraque Nganga, 2022 SG A.J. Storr, 2022 PG Nate Pickens, 2022 C Adrame Diongue, and Rice commit 2022 SG Mehki Mason are all expected to return. They have recently added highly rated 2023 SG Marquis "Mooki" Cook and 2022 SG Lamar Washington to next season's roster. The Dragons do plan on adding more to their roster and will be a preseason top-10 ranked program coming into to the 2021-2022 high school season.
AZ Compass Prep already has big time plans for next season and will play one of the toughest schedules in the country in 2021-2022. Besides the Grind Session, which is one of the toughest leagues in the world of high school hoops, they will make appearances in all the KD Hoopfest events, Hoophall West, Spalding Hoophall Classic, and others.
"We want to continue to develop next level prospects and to continue to grow as a program" program director Pete Kaffey says. "We hold three training facilities where their trainers and players have full 24-hour access, including professional treatment. We are looking to build off of last season's high level success and we are just trying to be different." He also tells me.
The Dragons will be playing some the top powerhouse programs around the country over the course of next season at multiple events. They are already have plans to face Wasatch Academy (UT), Oak Hill Academy (VA), La Lumiere (IN), and IMG Academy (FL) next season. Already looking forward to the next high school season for newly West Coast powerhouse AZ Compass Prep.