Four-Star PF Pharaoh Compton sets commitment date

On3 imageby:Joe Tipton10/15/23


Las Vegas (Nev.) Arbor View 2024 four-star power forward Pharaoh Compton has set his commitment date. The 6-foot-7, 215-pound senior will announce his college decision on Sunday, October 15th at halftime of the 6:00 PM PT game on ESPN 2/ESPN+.

Compton is set to choose between five programs — Iowa, LSU, San Diego State, Tennessee, and UNLV.

According to the On3 Industry Rankings, Compton is the No. 91 overall prospect in the 2024 cycle. He’s also the No. 14 power forward prospect and the No. 1 player in Nevada. The On3 Industry Ranking is a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Pharaoh Compton talks finalists

Iowa: “The Iowa Hawkeyes aren’t new when it comes to producing NBA level players year in and year out. Their NBA background includes lots of forwards who have succeeded at that next level which is important because that’s where I want to go. Also with the way Coach (Courtney) Eldridge continuously compares me and thinks I can be those guys who have came through the university is something I honestly see myself in that position as well.”

LSU: “The Tigers have been ever present since they offered me July of last year. There’s always been a coach in contact. If it isn’t, Coach (Ronnie) Hamilton is giving me a call or Coach (Cody) Toppert is sending me some game film. I felt like someone has always keep that contact with me and reassured me that I am wanted at LSU and they make that known pretty frequently. I just think it’s so important how the coaches constantly check in with me a lot. Also the blood runs deep when it comes to LSU Basketball they’re familiar with having pros in the program.”

San Diego State: “With the Aztecs coming off an amazing season, it just starts with Coach (JayDee) Luster being that guy from day one who kept it real with me and how he sees me fitting in at SDSU. Or even how they will help with my development and training is huge. You need to be somewhere they really want you and want to help you get better. From the start of the summer head, Coach (Brian) Dutcher being at every game he can possibly be at and always keeping in contact with my mother or even my coaches is different. That isn’t something you see out of a lot of head coaches it shows how much they really care for you.”

Tennessee: “The Volunteers are such a well structured and coached program. Over the years I have always taken notice to their success and culture they have been building up, and in college that’s what matters a lot. That’s something that not every program has and Coach (Rick) Barnes and his staff have over there at UT. Also the love that the entire state shows for the school is just amazing that’s a great environment to be around, especially for college and being away from home.

UNLV: “The university closest to me of course. They were the 4th school to offer me and (Kevin) Kruger and his entire staff have stayed on me since. Even if it’s a Strive For Greatness game my 16s year up until the Peach Jam championship, someone has always been there and been in contact with me. They always say I can come watch practice and I’m welcome over there whenever. They’re constantly calling and checking and even though I’m down the road but that’s really important to me.”

Scouting Report

“Pharaoh Compton is a strong, active player. He is the type who enjoys doing the tough guy stuff, the rebounding, the defending, the screening. Offensively, his game extends to about ten feet, but if he gets it in those ten feet, he tries to dunk everything. Compton has good hands and really tracks the ball at a high level on the boards. There is no fear in his game. Despite being undersized, he is a good post defender. He moves well. He is explosive. Activity and toughness are his game.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw