February 21, 2024
Pharaoh Compton, left, and Taj Degourville, proper. Photograph credit score: goaztecs.com

San Diego State has secured the providers of a pair of highschool gamers, inking a guard and ahead to Nationwide Letters of Intent throughout the opening of the autumn signing interval.

Taj Degourville and Pharaoh Compton will hit the court docket for the Aztecs starting within the 2024-25 faculty yr.
 
Degourville, a local of Las Vegas who’s attending Wasatch Academy in Mt. Nice, Utah this yr, is a 6-5, 215-pound guard and a four-star recruit in keeping with ESPN.com.

The location’s analysts rank him because the No. 2 prospect from Nevada, No. 27 regionally, and No. 35 at his place nationally. The consultants at 247Sports.com rank him because the No. 4 prospect in Utah, No. 29 at his place nationally and No. 137 general as a three-star recruit.

Degourville competes with Vegas Elite which reached the Peace Jam finals and is likely one of the finest Nike EYBL groups within the nation.

Competing for Durango Excessive College in 2022-23, he helped to guide the workforce to the No. 1 rating in Nevada, a 21-6 general document and10-1 in 5A Southern League motion. Durango then gained the Class 5A Southern League Match title on the best way to the 5A state championships.

Additionally achieved within the classroom, Degourville earned Nevada Interscholastic Actions Affiliation (NIAA) All-State Educational Group honors.
 
Degourville selected San Diego State over, amongst others, the College of Southern California, Iowa, Oklahoma and Harvard, in addition to Mountain West applications Nevada and Utah State.

Compton, at present a senior at Arbor View Excessive College in Las Vegas, is a four-star prospect in keeping with 247 Sports activities.com. He’s ranked because the No. 1 recruit in Nevada, No. 17 nationally as a small ahead and No. 80 general.

He’s additionally the No. 1 ranked recruit in Nevada in keeping with On3.com, which locations him because the No. 14 small ahead and No. 91 general nationally as a four-star recruit.
 
Compton, a 6-8, 220-pound ahead, performed his first two highschool seasons Spring Valley Excessive in Las Vegas. As a sophomore, he averaged 12.2 factors, 10.8 rebounds and 4.2 blocks. He spent final yr at AZ Compass Prep in Chandler, Ariz. as a member of its Boys Nationwide Group program.
 
He has been in comparison with former Aztec Billy White (2007-11), additionally a Las Vegas native, by head coach Brian Dutcher.
 
The Las Vegas native is San Diego State’s first top-100 signee since Jer’Vaughn Johnson, ranked No. 26 nationally, signed with the Aztecs in 2005.
 
Compton selected the Aztecs over gives from LSU, Iowa, Tennessee and UNLV, amongst others.