Author: Anthony Ray

Hillcrest Prep continues to make national noise and also set new trends to help revolutionize the game and prep basketball. This week, it was announced nationally that Hillcrest Prep has now joined the Overtime Elite League – a professional league of aspiring NBA prospects that has received serious international attention. This week, Overtime Elite announced a rebranding, renaming it’s current three teams and expanding its league to add three additional national high school programs. The league recently announced three new teams, and in addition to these teams, the league will feature high school programs Hillcrest Prep (AZ), Our Saviour Lutheran…

Read More

In very surprising recent news, 6-foot junior point guard Gabe Pickens decided to leave Millennium High School, where he was the catalyst for the talented and young program, and has now joined a loaded group of college prospects at Hillcrest Prep. The decision by Pickens to leave Millennium came as the new, up-and-coming high school season is set to soon begin. I caught up with Millennium Head Coach Ty Amundsen briefly this week, and he was in good spirits and is still excited about this year’s Millennium team, and the future of Millennium basketball. He was hopeful for Pickens’ future…

Read More

Arizona Prep’s has been in existence since 1999, and while helping Arizona youth all over the state, the organization had the opportunity to venture to Tucson, Arizona, this past weekend to operate our first event ever in Tucson. While we have been able to help many prospects from the Tucson area over the years, this was the first event that we actually held for Southern Arizona prospects in the area to showcase their skills. The event was organized by Southern Arizona Arizona Preps’ contributor and evaluator John Millyard. Millyard did an excellent job in bringing together many of the top…

Read More

Arizona Prep’s has been in existence since 1999, and while helping Arizona youth all over the state, the organization had the opportunity to venture to Tucson, Arizona, this past weekend to operate our first event ever in Tucson. While we have been able to help many prospects from the Tucson area over the years, this was the first event that we actually held for Southern Arizona prospects in the area to showcase their skills. The event was organized by Southern Arizona Arizona Preps’ contributor and evaluator John Millyard. Millyard did an excellent job in bringing together many of the top…

Read More

For the first time in (23) years of existence for Arizona Preps, the organization ventured to Tucson, Arizona, to conduct the Arizona Preps Southern Arizona Showcase event. Organized by Southern Arizona Arizona Preps contributor John Millyard, the event featured close to (85) different boys and girls high school student-athletes from the Southern Arizona region, primarily Tucson. The event was an exhibition of Tucson’s top talent from many different age groups, and showcased many sleeper prospects that have received very little to no recruitment or exposure to college coaches, scouts and media. This event kick-started the exposure to these student-athletes once…

Read More

In exciting fashion, AZ Compass Prep’s athletic 6-foot-1 senior point guard prospect Vince Delano decided to end his college recruitment today – announcing his college decision through a nice video posted on social media. Delano found his right college fit, and decided to pull the trigger with the University of Portland and their staff early. The Portland basketball staff, led by second-year Head Coach Shantay Legans, worked hard to land Delano, and recruited him as hard as anyone else among the nice list of suitors that offered Delano. Portland assistant coach Jeremy Pope was instrumental in the recruitment of Delano…

Read More

This week was a very busy week for recruiting around the country, and the state of Arizona was busy with a large number of Division-I college coaches traveling to the Valley to take a hard look at some of the state’s top overall prospects. Many programs around the state, prep and high school, received their share of college attention this week, but none more than AZ Compass Prep, which is absolutely loaded once again this prep season. With many new faces on this year’s AZ Compass Prep roster, 6-foot-6, 190-pound junior wing Marcus Allen was very impressive this week and…

Read More

One of the elite overall prospects in the state of Arizona resides at basketball powerhouse Hillcrest Prep. Hillcrest’s 6-foot-3 junior point guard Adam Njie is a serious prospect that has been on the rise in his play and college recruitment over the past year, and he continues to soar. After another strong spring and summer performance for himself, Njie is now receiving loads of Division-I interest, and is among the elite talents in the state – regardless of class. A native of Brooklyn, New York, where he has a great following, Njie began his playing career at Eduprize Prep and…

Read More

Arizona’s 2025 Class is loaded with talented prospects and is a very strong class overall. Recently, I discovered another very good looking young prospect in the class – Bradhsaw Mountain HIgh School’s 6-foot-9 sophomore post Jayden Blasczyk. While Blasczyk has only been playing the game for a couple years, he looks to be a prospect that has nice upside and potential for the future. The Bradshaw Mountain program is on the rise, as they have a program filled with talent. While they lost a lot to graduation, they will also return a lot as well from last year’s team, led…

Read More

It has been some time since Bella Vista Prep’s 6-foot-6 senior guard Jason Fontenet has received an offer, but only as a result of him suffering an injury during his junior season. Fontenet is now back fully healthy, and has even grown a couple inches since we last saw him compete. He has also gotten much stronger and has added some serious size and muscle to his once thin frame. Fontenet is now prepared to have a big senior season, as he looks to regain his form and move to new heights in his play and college recruitment. On the…

Read More