Author: Anthony Ray

The All-American Available Showcase took place this weekend on Saturday @ Chandler-Gilbert Community College. The All-American staff, led by former Division-I assistant coach Cody Hopkins as the camp organizer, hosted an event designed to create exposure for unsigned junior college prospects, as well as any unsigned seniors. The event was primarily filled with unsigned juco prospects, which made for some exciting basketball action on the day, as participants played in (3) games each – providing an excellent opportunity for prospects to be evaluated. I was on hand for the day’s action all day, and came away impressed with numerous prospects…

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It is very well deserved for Arizona Western Junior College 6-foot-1 sophomore guard AJ Marmolejos, as has found a college fit and home for himself. After a terrific sophomore season and a strong two-year career for Arizona Western and Head Coach Kyle Isaacs and his staff, Marmolejos has now given a verbal commitment to Lamar University (TX), as he reaches his personal goal now of playing Division-I basketball. Marmolejos turned in a sophomore season where he ranked among the top overall scorers of the basketball in the NJCAA ranks nationally, and also was selected as the ACCAC D-I Player of…

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One of the top overall performers and prospects in the ACCAC this past junior college season and for the future is Pima Junior College 5-foot-9 freshman guard Cohenj Gonzales. Gonzales transitioned right to the ACCAC this past season, after a strong high school career, and made an immediate impact in the junior college conference, as he helped lead his Pima program to an ACCAC D-II Conference title this past season. For his efforts this season, he was also selected as the ACCAC D-II Freshman of the Year, and an All-ACCAC D-II First Team selection. While Gonzales has definitely become one…

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One of the top overall guard prospects in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) this past season has flown well below the recruiting radar, but is worthy of serious recruiting attention. Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s talented 6-foot-2 sophomore guard Justin Fisher had a strong sophomore campaign, while helping lead his Chandler-Gilbert program to a regular season ACCAC Division-II title this season. Fisher is still available for college programs to take a hard look at this spring, as he is a very good sleeper prospect and is simply better than advertised. Fisher was not a big name in the ACCAC this…

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While Division-I college coaches are primarily focused on the NCAA Transfer Portal this spring, as they looked to build their rosters for the fall, for those D-I programs that still like high school prospects to build for the future, Pinnacle High School’s very talented and promising 6-foot-7 senior guard/forward¬†Braylon Johnson is worth a very hard look. Johnson is coming off his best high school season to date, and he is one prospect in Arizona’s 2024 Class that is definitely on the rise. An excellent sleeper prospect for college programs to pursue, Johnson is a one prospect that should have some…

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With so many unsigned senior prospects still available in the state, make room for Thunderbird High School’s talented 6-foot-5, 180-pound senior Paris Strozier. While I had not personally seen Strozier before, this young man emerged in last weekend’s AZ All-Star Shootout as a definite college prospect that junior college and smaller college programs need to take a hard look immediately. Strozier played for a Thunderbird program that had a strong season in the 4A Division this past season, as the program compiled an impressive 22-7 overall record on the season, and a 9-1 record in the Skyline Region. Thunderbird is…

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Cactus High School’s basketball program will never be the same, after the illustrious career of 7-foot, 240-pound senior post Bradey Henige (Cal Baptist signee). Henige put up some of the best overall statistical numbers that we have ever seen in this state or any other state, for that matter. Now headed to Cal Baptist University in the fall, Henige is coming off another amazing season where he ranked among the top overall producers again in the country, and this weekend he capped off his excellent career with an MVP performance at this year’s AZ All-Star Shootout. Henige gave an early…

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The All-American Availables Showcase will be held this weekend, Saturday, April 20th, 2024 @ Chandler-Gilbert Community College. This event will be held for unsigned seniors and unsigned junior college prospects. There will be numerous college coaches, scouts and media in attendance for this weekend’s event. Our Arizona Preps’ staff will be in attendance to bring you coverage of our top overall performers from this weekend’s event. To sign up for this weekend’s event, here is some more information and details about this weekend . . . https://twitter.com/JUCOShowcase/status/1779993847663120819

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Eastern Arizona Junior College (26-7, 17-2) was terrific this junior college season as a program, as the program brought a lot of attention to the Arizona Community College Athletic Association (ACCAC), while winning the conference this season. 6-foot-6 sophomore wing Raysean Seamster was regarded by our staff as the top overall prospect in the conference this past season, and after a strong sophomore campaign for himself, and receiving loads of Division-I interest over the past year, Seamster has now made his college decision – giving a verbal pledge to Head Coach KT Turner and his staff @ the University of…

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One of my favorite overall prospects in the state of Arizona, and a prospect at the top of the 2025 Class of Arizona prospects is Sandra Day O’Connor High School’s talented and promising 6-foot-8 junior forward Michael Simcoe. Simcoe has had an excellent high school career for himself and, after a serious breakout season this year as a junior, Simcoe is now ready to breakout in his college recruitment, and become one of the more sought after recruiting targets in the West for Division-I programs to pursue this spring and summer. This week, Simcoe received new Division-I offers to his…

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