Author: Anthony Ray

One of the most talented and athletically gifted high school prospects in the state of Arizona is Mountain Pointe High School’s 6-foot-3, 175-pound sophomore guard Jalen Brown. A two-sport stud, Brown has a bright future ahead of himself and has quickly made a name for himself within the state of Arizona. During the high school season Brown is a class act on the football field – currently rated as one of the nation’s elite prospects at his position, wide receiver. He is also one of the state’s top young talents on the basketball court, and a major contibutor on Mountain…

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Tolleson High School’s 5-foot-7 junior combo-guard prospect Shaylin Heredia has helped lead her team to a strong 2011-2012 season. Tolleson is off to a 19-6 overall record on the season and an impressive 11-1 record in their league – the I Section I girls basketball standings. Heredia is a major reason for the team’s success, as she is putting up very good numbers as a junior – 9.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.2 steals per/game. Heredia’s ability and nice skill level have helped the Tolleson team to have a nice scoring balance. On a team that includes a…

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Desert Mountain High School (16-7) was on a tear earlier in the season – winning 8 games in a row, before suffering several defeats. The Wolves have been in every game this season though, and each of their losses have come at the hands of good competition – programs with good basketball pedigree. Since then, the Wolves have won 3 of their last 4 games, including a nice 73-72 overtime win over Horizon HS on Friday. Desert Mountain is now headed for a collision with Pinnacle HS (23-3) this week in a battle of two of the top teams in…

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With the first season of divisions and sections winding down for Arizona high school basketball, one team on the bubble that needs to finish strong this week is the Hamilton Huskies. Hamilton is most known for their senior big man and ASU commit, but the team runs through their heady junior point guard Nate Walker.

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Mesa Mountain View High School’s 6-foot-2 junior post Jordan Jensen is among the most talented prospects in Arizona’s 2013 class, and a strong college prospect academically. Jensen is having a very good season for top-ranked Mountain View – averaging very strong numbers with 13.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per/game. Jensen’s play has helped the Toros to a #3 ranking in the state and an impressive 19-2 overall record on the season. While being part of a very talented team this season, Jensen has turned in strong performances this season. She had 20 points and 7 rebounds in a 46-33 win…

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Marana (Ariz.) 6-foot-3 senior Jamee Swan is one of the most athletic wing players on the west coast. The nationally ranked player committed to play for the University of Colorado from the Pac-12 Conference.

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Former 2010 Mesa Mountain View High School graduate and current Mesa Community College 6-foot-5, 215-pound sophomore wing prospect Asaad Woods is beginning to receive his share of college recruitment after making a move this season from Liberty University. Woods played last season as a freshman at Liberty University, while seeing very little action. Woods signed with the program very late into the summer months after his senior season, and found that the program was not a good fit for his talents. “He learned a lot from the experience,” said Gene Woods, Assad’s father. Woods decided to transfer from Liberty at…

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Casa Grande High School 6-foot-2 senior point guard Jonathan Milligan had a strong summer performance, where he gained loads of college recruiting interest. After being a relatively unknown prospect in the 2012 class heading into the spring recruiting period, Milligan would earn an opportunity through our Arizona Reebok Headliner Tryout Camp, as Milligan would prove to be one of the top performers in the event. As a result, Milligan would receive an invitation to participate in the Reebok Breakout Camp held in Philadelphia, PA in July. The event was organized by Reebok and NBA star guard John Wall, as an…

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Mesa Mountain View High School (12-6) lost some games over the holidays in this year’s VisitMesa.com Basketball Challenge – dropping three games to out-of-state opponents in the event. The Toros would return to action in state – losing another home game to Red Mountain HS, 54-45. Without the strong leadership of head coach Gary Ernst who is out with health issues (blood clot in his leg), Mountain View would turn to the direction of long-time assistant coach Jason Palmer. Under Palmer, Mountain View would win three games this week, including two blowout home wins over Mesa rivals – Skyline HS…

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Former Arizona high school basketball coach David Grace has worked extremely hard over his many years in his basketball career to overcome adversity and obstacles to reach his dreams. A native of Aberdeen, Maryland, Grace began his coaching career in the state while a part of Boo Williams’ basketball program in Virginia. Grace would serve in the Air Force for 20 years, undertaking many operations in Turkey, Georgia, Iraq and in the United States. While serving in the armed forces, Grace continued to pursue his love of basketball and eventually became stationed in Arizona. While in Arizona, Grace would pick…

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