Justice keeps it home

Growing up a Sun Devil fan it was clear to Kodi Justice where he wanted to play his college ball. Therefore, once Arizona State basketball offered him a scholarship the 2014 guard didn't waste any time in accepting that offer and pledging the same day to the maroon and gold.

"I really wanted to play in front of my friends and family," said the 6-4 170-pound Kodi Justice. "I always wanted to be a Sun Devil. I liked watching players like James Harden, Jeff Pendergraph and Rihards Kuksiks and now it's cool that I get to play for the same team."

Justice stated that his Mesa Dobson High School coach was told by the ASU staff last Thursday that a scholarship offer was forthcoming. While on an unofficial visit to the school two days later, the guard was officially presented with the offer.

"Once I got the offer me and my parents talked it over," Justice recalled. "That's where I wanted to play so I committed. I like how they play up tempo and a lot of players are versatile and that's what I like.

"Coaches like that I'm a good shooter with good court vision. They also said that I handle the ball well."

This season will actually mark the first year Justice will play with Dobson's Varsity team. Last season on the JV team he averaged 25 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists per game.

"We have a great team that is very talented," Justice said of his Dobson. "Hopefully we can compete for state. We didn't have a good year last year but we're going to be much better."

ASU was the first school to offer Justice, but following his play over the summer summer with the Arizona Pharaohs AAU club, the 2014 guard was already receiving interest from California, St. Mary's, Oregon State, Colorado, New Mexico and USC.

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