Author: George Courtney

Southern Arizona Prep’s talented and athletic 6-foot-7 junior post Achol Magot’s stock has been flying through the roof lately. Magot is a double-double machine, as she has amazing shot blocking and rebounding ability. I witnessed her impressive defensive presence during her high school season, as she went for 24 rebounds and 12 blocks in the game I observed.  One concern is her offensive game, however with putting in hard work with her Coach and Trainer Vince Lombardi, her finishing ability and mid-range jumper has improved tremendously. Her athleticism and strength are impressive, as she looks to run the floor and…

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The GC3 Hoops Grand Prix Series is a series of basketball events to provide a platform for student-athletes to be discovered and recruited. The series has (4) high school events – (2) in the Fall and (2) in the Summer (open to high school teams). The events will be attended by some of the top regional basketball scouting services, media and college coaches. The Grand Prix Series aims to bring media coverage (that matters) to assist the recognition, promotion, marketing and advertising of student-athletes. Student-athletes participating in the series will be playing in front of the right people to have…

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The power of the Pangos Platform has come back to Phoenix as Scouting Legend Dinos Trigonis hosts the Pangos Best of Arizona League. Phoenix has been a hotbed for basketball talent in recent years with the rise of National Prep Programs. This league has been a pivotal point for college recruitment for numerous prospects. Some of the top alumni of this league includes Ty Ty Washington (Kentucky), DaRon Holmes (Dayton) and Mike Foster (NBA G-League). Here are a list of prospects who could be next from some of the action that I witnessed at this year’s league . . .…

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Excitement is brewing in the building as pool play is wrapping up and the launch of the Lindy Waters III Camp. This event has been a treat as the Midwest has been represented well. Besides hardware on the line, Tribe Athletics has brought in the top scouts and evaluators to assist with the Individual Power Rankings. The rankings will provide a greater platform for college recruitment for Indigenous Student Athletes. Not all Native Basketball Tournaments are created equal, Tribe Athletics is the only Indigenous Hoops Series that provides maximum exposure from NCAA Scouting Services, National Media Coverage and College Coaches.…

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Tribe Athletics does it again in bringing the top Indigenous talent in North America to compete in their Native American Midwest Tournament of Champions. This event is refreshing to cover as there was a nice collection of prospects from numerous states. Here were some of the top performers from Day 1 of this year’s event . . . Isaiah Moss 2023 5-10 Combo Guard 920 Elite Green Bay, WI A nice sleeper prospect with a unique skill-set. He thrives in getting down hill with nice finishing ability through contact. His motor impresses, as he thrives in getting down and gritty on…

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Tribe Athletics has extended their reach to new territories with the goal to provide a top notch exposure platform to Indigenous Student-Athletes across North America. This Spring has been eventful, as they host the Native American Midwest Tournament of Champions in Wichita, Kansas. Pulling the strings and calling the shots behind the scenes are the Godfathers of Native American Basketball, Directors Jon Yarrow Jr. and Cameron Smith. Yarrow and Smith are very instrumental in helping hundreds of Indigenous Student-Athletes gain exposure to college scouts and coaches since 2018. Their events continue to evolve as more NCAA Certified Scouts and College…

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Last summer’s Arizona Preps Summer Clash was eventful as (8) of the state’s premier programs went to war, with Salpointe Catholic edging out a scrappy Gilbert Tigers team in the final. Salpointe went on to win the 4A Girls State Championship this past season, and Gilbert finished in the Final Four of the 5A Girls State Championship Tournament.  This summer’s 2nd Annual event is shaping up to be the biggest and best high school girls event to kick off the Summer. This year, Poston Butte High School is hosting our event, which is centrally located between Phoenix and Tucson, and…

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The Copper State has seen a rise in basketball talent, since the state is now a hotbed for basketball with the rise of high caliber AAU/club teams, Prep Schools and local High School programs. Kids are starting to play at earlier ages, as they are motivated to compete at a high level. The staff at Arizona Preps has been blessed to be able to cover and observe the most coveted prospects of the 2026 Class. This class is a strong class, as it is filled with Division-I prospects. I was able to catch up with our Director of Middle School…

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Tribe Athletics continues to lead the nation by bringing the biggest and best exposure series for Indigenous Student-Athletes. Director Jon Yarrow Jr. and co-director Cameron Smith continue to work hard to provide a platform and opportunity for Indigenous Student Athletes to be discovered and recruited by college coaches and scouts. Their exposure series kicks off a brand new event in Wichita, Kansas, which offers divisions for middle school and high school teams. This is the top platform for Native American Student Athletes, because the staff at Tribe Athletics put together the top media, NCAA basketball scouting services and college coaches…

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Xavier Prep had a fantastic season in the AIA’s 6A conference this past season. One of the intriguing prospects who stood out during the season is 2024 prospect, 5-foot-10 sophomore point guard Dominque Nesland. Nesland is a strong down-hill point guard who has added athleticism and strength to her game by spending time in the weight room and training with former high major and professional athlete Royce Wooldridge. According to her trainer Woolridge, she possesses the highest IQ of any point guard he has ever worked with. She is an amazing point guard with strong handles, decision making and facilitation…

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