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Five from Arizona's 2023 class to watch for the NCAA Live Period

7, Apr 2022

Five from Arizona's 2023 class to watch for the NCAA Live Period

With the NCAA Live Period here, who are the players from the state of the Arizona to keep an eye on? Justin Vargas offers up five players from the class of 2023.

Vincent Delano, 6’2”, CG, AZ Select (UAA)
Delano’s game seems to evolve a little every month or so.  His bread and butter will probably forever be his flame thrower from the outside.  However, he has found his athleticism and is becoming pretty electric in the open floor.  He is also a really good defender and finding the aggression it takes to be a stand out defender at this elite level.  Last year he was more of a pure shooting guard.  He has successfully transitioned into being a true combo guard that can be just as effective with the ball as he is off the ball.
Current Offers: Washington State, San Jose State, Pacific, Rice, UC-Riverside, UC-Santa Barbara, Portland, Cal-Poly, Southern Utah

Osiris Grady, 6’8”, F, AZ Select (UAA)
The Las Vegas native will join the AZ Select 17U UAA team with Delano and should form a really good 1-2 punch.  Grady is an elite level athlete that finished at a high clip in the paint.  While he really shines in transition, he can really run that pick-and-roll in the half-court, especially if he has a smart playmaking guard alongside him.  His outside shot is improving more and more.  If he finds consistency with that aspect of his game, his stock will soar to a whole other level.
Current Offers: USC, California, Washington State, Arkansas, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Ole Miss, New Mexico, UNLV, Nevada, LMU, Cal-Poly, San Diego, Howard

Arman Madi, 6’6”, G/W, Strive For Greatness (EYBL)
Madi really looked impressive on a very good team last year on the UAA circuit.  He will now take his intriguing skillset from the wing position onto the highest stage on the EYBL.  It is going to be a very telling spring for Madi, squaring up against some of the country’s best every time he takes the floor for his Strive For Greatness team.  Madi was arguably one of the best players in the state this past high school season for Brophy Prep and I am betting that after some initial learning lessons, Madi will open some eyes with the high-major coaching staffs with his ability to defend, shoot it from the outside at a high clip and his length/athleticism.  It also helps that Madi carries a 4.0 GPA and that should really bring out some interest from schools like Stanford, Cal-Berkeley, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt just to name a few.  
Current Offers: Portland, Portland State, Nevada, Eastern Michigan

Tru Washington. 6’4”, SG, AZ Firestorm (Adidas Gold)
Washington will be playing on a different platform this spring and summer with the AZ Firestorm on the Adidas Gold circuit.  The Arizona-based team will be one of the more talented teams on the Gold circuit headed by Washington.  He is still very much the attack-first guy that you can not sag off of too much because of his ability to knock it down from the outside.  It is going to be an interesting spring for one of the more heavily recruited players in the state.  
Current Offers: ASU, Texas Tech, TCU, LSU, UNLV, Georgia, DePaul, Nevada, UC-Santa Barbara, Pepperdine, Portland State, Portland, IUPUI

Cody Williams, 6’8”, SF, Vegas Elite (EYBL)
Williams might be blowing up just about as much as anyone on the West Coast. After a very impressive spring and summer last year on the Adidas Gold circuit, he makes the switch over to the EYBL with Vegas Elite.  Williams’ recruitment took off to a high-major level last summer and didn’t miss a beat this high school season, arguably being the 6A state champions best player as a junior.  He very much looks the part as he has stretched to 6-foot-8 and has arms that damn near go down to his knees.  He is a great shooter from the outside and so very rarely gets outside of himself.  He has found his bounce and has the ability to put some guys on some posters at any given time.  
Current Offers: ASU, USC, California, Texas Tech, Texas, LSU, Santa Clara, GCU, Nevada, UNLV, Pepperdine, Murray State, UC-Santa Barbara, LMU, Portland State. 

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Justin Vargas
State Editor

Justin Vargas is the editor of HoopSeen Arizona.