Author: Anthony Ray

Top-ranked Chandler High School’s girls program ranks among the best in the country, and Tuesday evening they improved their record on the season to an impressive 22-4. The victory was a route – a 65-21 blowout victory over Cienega HS in this year’s first round of their Division-I sectional tournament (Section II). Chandler has had a terrific season thus far, even while playing without the services of star, senior post player Je Zhe Newton (injury) all season. Newton plans to return to action this week. Led by the strong play of ultra-talented 5-foot-9 senior guard Simone Westbrook (University of Arizona…

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On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, the sectional basketball tournaments to determine this year’s Arizona state playoffs will take place on the boys side in every division. Since this is the first time the playoffs will be held in such a format, it will be exciting to see this year’s sectionals unfold. While the Division-IV Sectional for the boys will begin tonight (Tuesday) and pick up again on Wednesday, each of the other divisions for the boys will begin on Wednesday evening across the state. With so many different divisions and even more sectionals, this year’s state playoffs will be…

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The 2012 Arizona Magic Pump N Run boy’s club tryouts are set for March 3, 2012 at Gilbert Christian High School located at 3632 East Jasper Drive, Gilbert 85296. The Arizona Magic Basketball Organization has been the #1 high school basketball club in Arizona for the past 12-years at the high school levels, producing (4) NBA players, (31) professional players overseas and over (200) college scholarship players. The Magic is sponsored by Adidas through Double Pump (CA), (Pump-N-Run), nationally known as the best marketers of the nation’s top talent. Both partners are critical for getting our players seen by thousands…

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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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