Author: Anthony Ray

The Jerry Mullen Legacy JC Showcase took place this past weekend at Bishop Gorman High School – kicking off the NCAA Live Period and showcasing some of the top uncommitted prospects from the junior college ranks in the West. Organized by Pangos and Area Codes Basketball and Tournament Organizers Dinos Trigonis and Chad Groth, the event was loaded with sleeper prospects for college coaches to take a hard look at. I was in attendance for each of the games on the evening, and saw numerous prospects that are worthy of serious college recruitment. Here is my list of top performers…

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The wait is finally over for Glendale Junior College 6-foot-8 sophomore Adam Hamilton. Our selection for the ACCAC D-II Player of the Year, Hamilton saw serious development as a player throughout his tenure at Glendale JC and under Head Coach Ken Carrillo, but saw limited college recruitment in the process. After a long wait Hamilton has found his college fit – giving a verbal commitment to Lamar University, a member of the WAC Conference. Last weekend, Hamilton took an official recruiting visit to Lamar, and after the weekend, Hamilton decided to pull the trigger rather than wait to make a…

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Arizona’s 2026 Class will be one to remember for sure, as there are numerous prospects in the class that we have talked about recently. One prospect that has emerged from the class in a major way and is a future special talent in the class is Hillcrest Prep’s 6-foot-1 8th grader Landon Jones. A major prospect for the future for many years now, since he was first able to dribble a basketball, Jones is a serious national talent for the future, and has received two Division-I offers now, as a result. Recently, Jones received his first offer from Maine University,…

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After many years of hard work and dedication to the sport and his craft, former Arizona State basketball standout Lester Neal has earned the opportunity to become the next Head Coach @ Mesa Junior College, where he will now begin recruiting players for the 2022-2023 season. After (10) years as a an assistant in the junior college ranks, Lester Neal will finally get his shot to lead a college program, as the Mesa CC leadership ultimately believed in him – electing to hire Neal over more than (200) other applicants for the position. I’m very excited about the opportunity,” Neal…

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The 2021-2022 junior college season was one to remember as Arizona junior college programs returned to the basketball court in full force, after a COVID-year when most programs were not permitted to participate. After a year off for the conference, the¬†Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC)¬†returned to action this season, and it was an exciting season all year long, and ended in fine fashion with Cochise College winning the ACCAC Division-I Conference Championship, and Scottsdale JC ultimately winning the ACCAC Division-II Conference Championship. As a result of the season, we have selected our Players of the Year for both DIvision-I…

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The 2021-2022 junior college season was one to remember as Arizona junior college programs returned to the basketball court in full force, after a COVID-year when most programs were not permitted to participate. After a year off for the conference, the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) returned to action this season, and it was an exciting season all year long, and ended in fine fashion with Cochise College winning the ACCAC Division-I Conference Championship, and Scottsdale JC ultimately winning the ACCAC Division-II Conference Championship. As a result of the season, we have selected our Coaches of the Year for…

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Another member of Arizona’s talented 2022 Class is now off the board and headed to a Division-I program, as Skyline Prep’s talented 6-foot-5, 185-pound senior wing Dorell Thomas has given a verbal pledge after taking an official recruiting visit to the University of Montana. Head Coach Travis DeCuire and his basketball staff made their commitment to Thomas in a year where many Division-I programs are pursuing transfers, which proves they found their man in Thomas. Thomas, a native of North Carolina and the younger brother of Colorado State standout performer Dischon Thomas, was a very heralded prospect early on in…

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After a verbal commitment to the University of Georgia this fall, and after the recent change of leadership for the Georgia Men’s Basketball program, PHH Prep 6-foot-7, 190-pound post-graduate wing JT Elder has decided to de-commit and re-open his college recruitment. Georgia recently moved on from former Head Coach Tom Crean, and hired Mike White as his replacement. Elder gave a big verbal commitment to Georgia and then Head Coach Tom Crean and his basketball staff this fall, in what was a nice accomplishment for Elder, as he became one of the hottest prospects in the state of Arizona, as…

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Arizona’s 2023 Class of prospects is very talented and loaded with superior talent, but no other prospect in the state is rated higher than AZ Compass Prep’s 6-foot-7, 210-pound junior wing Mookie Cook. Cook is rated among the elite overall prospects nationally – checking in at #5 overall by ESPN among the nation’s best in the 2023 Class. Rated so high and among the very best nationally in the class, Cook saw loads of college recruitment and had a huge decision to make for himself, which was not easy, but this week Cook decided to end his college recruitment early…

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After a recent commitment by Dream City Christian Prep’s stud 6-foot-10, 225-pound senior post Yohan Traore to LSU, in what was a big announcement, Traore decided to re-open his college recruitment after former LSU Head Coach Will Wade was let go of his duties as Head Coach. After deciding to re-open his college recruitment, Traore took his time once again, and gave a big announcement this week for another program in the SEC Conference, as he elected for the University of Auburn and Head Coach Bruce Pearl and his men’s basketball staff, on his second time around. Traore would have…

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