No, this isn’t a repeat post.
The Arizona Wildcats are a finalist for another five-star point guard, this time Aaliyah Gayles, who’s the No. 11 player and No. 4 point guard in the 2022 class, according to ESPN’s rankings.
Let the journey begin blessed top 10 pic.twitter.com/POHfV2mC3R— D.Gayles (@DGayles3) September 19, 2020
Unlike most of the elite prospects Arizona has been recruiting, Gayles hails from the West. She attends Spring Valley High School in Las Vegas.
The 5-foot-9 Gayles made Nevada’s All-State team after averaging 12.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 3.7 steals per game.
“Explosively athletic lead-guard with a scorer’s mentality in the back court,” ESPN writes of her. “Superb in the uptempo game, tough to contain in the open court, best in attacking the basket; super-quick off the dribble, torches defenders with 1 on 1 creativity; emerging consistent perimeter game is the key to next level impact; a speed merchant.”
The Wildcats are also in the mix for No. 1 point guard Kiki Rice and No. 1 shooting guard KK Bransford.
Coaches have only been allowed to contact 2022 prospects since the beginning of September, and Adia Barnes is clearly killing it so far.