Author: Anthony Ray

As we get set to release our new Individual Player Rankings for the 2025 Class, another one of the top prospects in the class is Cesar Chavez High School’s 6-foot-3, 175-pound sophomore guard Lex Clontz. Clontz burst onto the Arizona varsity scene last season as a freshman and posted big scoring numbers in his season debut. This season, Clontz has returned under new leadership at Chavez, and has raised his numbers and is having another strong season for himself. Recently, Clontz also received his first scholarship offer – a nice mid-major Division-I offer for himself. Clontz is among the best…

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Cactus High School’s 7-foot, 240-pound junior post Bradey Henige has become completely dominant in Arizona basketball – already putting together an amazing high school career. After two strong high school seasons already under his belt, Henige has completely gone to another level during his junior season – averaging 30+ points and 22+ rebounds per/game this high school season. Henige is coming off an amazing 50-point and 23 rebound performance in his program’s 77-61 win over Northwest Christian High School. As reported by Richard Obert of the Arizona Republic, Henige finished with a school record 50 points on 23 of 29…

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Arizona’s 2025 Class of prospects is quickly developing and is loaded with top-notch talent for the future. Another prospect in the class that has emerged quickly in the process is Sandra Day O’Connor High School’s skilled 6-foot-8 sophomore forward Michael Simcoe. After a strong freshman campaign where he consistently put up strong numbers for his program, Simcoe is off to an excellent start in his sophomore season, and has become one of the top overall prospects in the class. Simcoe is another prospect that will make a nice introduction into our new 2025 Individual Player Rankings. Simcoe is simply different…

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As we prepare to release our new individual player rankings for Arizona’s 2025 Class this week, there are numerous prospects in the class that will be making a splash in our new rankings. One prospect that has emerged a great deal and will be ranked among our top overall prospects in the class is American Leadership Academy (ALA) – Gilbert North’s 6-foot-1, 155-pound sophomore guard Dylan Novak (Pictured middle). Novak has raised many eyebrows in the state this high school season with his play – leading his high school program to an undefeated 10-0 record on the high school season,…

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The annual Hoop Hall West event took place in our state last week and over the weekend, and featured some high-level teams from around the country, but included some of Arizona’s elite teams for the event. Arizona Preps was on hand all day every day of the event to watch each contest, for boys and girls, as we covered the event from top to bottom. Here are my top overall boy’s team performances and top individual performers through the week and weekend . . . Perry High School was the top overall performing Arizona high school team in the event,…

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The exciting, annual Hoop Hall West event is taking place at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona this week and weekend, and basketball scouts and media have traveled to the state of Arizona to catch a nice glimpse of all of the exciting action taking place. While the girls games kicked off the event on Wednesday, and the boys picked up on Thursday, Friday evening included several of the most anticipated games of the event, which included an exciting local rivalry match-up between St. Mary’s High School and Brophy Prep. Arizona Preps was on hand for all of the action…

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As we continue to look at some of the top prospects in Arizona’s 2025 Class, in preparation for our release of our new player rankings, another top-rated prospect that is beginning to come into his own is St. Mary’s High School’s talented 6-foot-7, 215-pound sophomore forward Caspian Jones. Jones is coming off a strong fall performance for himself and is looking to become one of the top overall prospects in the 2025 Class. Jones has developed as a player a great deal over the past two seasons, and is now looking to help his Knights have a strong season in…

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Arizona’s 2025 Class of prospects is developing at a nice pace and is filled with some elite-level talent. Dream City Christian Prep is well known for producing elite-level talent, after posting two different NBA first-round picks last summer and projecting to post several more in the near future. The next big-time prospect in line for the program is 6-foot-9, 215-pound gifted sophomore forward Alejandro Aviles. A mere 2025 prospect, Aviles emerged this summer at Dream City, and is quickly making noise this prep season on The Grind Session. Aviles is a young but very high level talent, with excellent promise…

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Arizona’s 2025 Class of prospects is absolutely loaded with gifted performers, and several of the top-rated prospects in the class have already received major national attention. One of the special talents in this class is Hillcrest Prep’s amazing 6-foot-11 sophomore post Jayden Quaintance. Quaintance is a tremendous talent with unique physical size, skill and agility. Unlike other members in the class, Quaintance has grown a great deal physically and early in the process, and has also developed a nice overall skillset for himself – making him a serious elite high-major Division-I prospect that should only continue to develop and, ultimately,…

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With many college programs now taking aim at the top prospects in Arizona’s 2024 Class, one of the top prospects in the class is Brophy Prep’s 6-foot-3 junior guard Braeden Speed. Speed is a superb athletic talent among guard prospects in the state, and is on the rise in his play and college recruitment. After a very good sophomore season, Speed is now set to have a big junior season for himself and put himself into the conversation among the best guard prospects in the state. Speed is coming off a strong spring and summer performance with his club program…

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