Author: George Courtney

The Arizona Preps Southern AZ Girls Showcase had a nice collection of backcourt prospects. The Tucson area has a lot of hidden gem prospects, and we appreciate Southern Arizona Scout John Millyard for gathering these prospects to evaluate. Here are some of the guard who caught my attention: 2023 Prospects Lexi Delgado 5-2 PG Sunnyside Sunnyside is one of the most scrappiest teams in the state as the Lady Blue Devils are always up for a war. Lexi is one half of the dynamic twin backcourt duo. She is a true point guard with a tight handle and feel for…

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In (27) years of existence, this was the first time Arizona Preps has hosted an event in Tucson, AZ, thanks to the help of Southern Arizona Scout John Millyard. Millyard collected a nice number of girls and boys prospects, and there were an abundance of sleeper and hidden gem prospects packed into a one-day event at Cienega High School. Here are some of the top wings and forwards who caught my attention at the Showcase . . . 2023s Gabrielle Sanchez 6-1 Forward Tucson Magnet High School Sanchez possesses great size and length. She runs the floor well and is…

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Willow Canyon Men’s Coach Joe Colletti has done a great job in building the Best of the West Fall League over the last few years. The League’s success has attracted attention of Girl’s High School Teams to participate, so Coach Charles Wilson of Sandra Day O’Connor High School girl’s basketball opened his facility to accommodate the teams wanting to compete. There was a nice collection of college prospects. Here are the few that caught my eye: 2023s Kaitlyn Elsholz 6-0 Wing Sandra Day O’Connor An elite wing prospect with impressive athletic ability, Elsholz is a three level scorer who can…

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Pure Dynamite are the two words that sum up Mesa High’s returning leading scorer Ashiian Hunter. Hunter has been having an explosive off-season going into her senior campaign. Last season she averaged 20.3 points, 3.4 assists, 5 rebounds and 3.3 steals per/game, which earned her 6A 1st Team All-State and 6A East Valley Region Player of the Year accolades. Currently she is receiving heavy JUCO interest, which I believe she would be a steal for any college program. Hunter is an elite floor general who does a fantastic job in creating scoring opportunities for herself or her teammates. She has…

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This event continues to impress, as I feel like the intensity picked up on Day 2. The day began with the Rising Middle School Division Team Showcase followed by the freshmen and high school girls. The event was loaded with top scouts like Harold Abend of Cal-Hi Sports and top media outlets from all over the West Coast. This event was loaded with future Division-I and WNBA prospects. Here are some of the top performers from Day 2 . . . 2026 Prospects: Lizzie Quinteros 5-8 Point Guard Bishop O’Dowd Quinteros is an elite high major point guard who has…

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National Basketball Scout Guru Kameo Williams has built a staple in the women’s basketball industry with his brand Gems In The Gym. Williams has made a mission out of discovering the best talent in women’s basketball across the country with his platform. He is living up to his mission as Silver Waves Media recently named Williams as one of the most influential figures in women’s basketball. Williams has an award winning formula by going back to the roots and discovering talent in their middle school years, which feeds up into his Fresh Faces Showcase, which he hosts annually (16th Annual…

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My scouting career has offered me multiple opportunities to evaluate some of the best players in the country, and even the world. I am pleased to have the opportunity to write for Arizona Preps, Nothin But Net Magazine, and Tribe Athletics. One of the best prospects that has emerged from my summer journey is 2023 6-foot-1 rising senior Kanani Coon. Coon hails from Kelowna, British Columbia and has a nice skill-set.  Coon can naturally play the shooting guard or small forward position, as she has reliable three-level scoring ability. While competing in Just4Hoopin’s Lori Piestewa Memorial Tournament, she put on…

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East Valley Hoops aficionados Jay Gonzales and Derek Freeman are on the move in kick-starting a new platform for the Arizona Basketball Community. The League is the premiere men’s league in the state of Arizona, which competes on Tuesdays and Thursday nights at Learning Foundation & Performing Arts in Gilbert, AZ.   The League offers media coverage and live streaming, which no other men’s league offers in the state. This is a solid platform as The League’s network spans worldwide, where industry professionals often tune in to check out the action. The League also powers the state’s newest youth club program…

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Tribe Athletics continues to assemble the top boys talent in Indian Country. The best part about this event is the exposure that it provides for Indigenous student-athletes. There is no other platform in the world that provides this type of exposure. Directors Jon Yarrow Jr. and Cameron Smith did a fantastic job assembling a top media team of Regional and National videographers, photographers, NCAA scouting services and college coaches. Here are some of the best kept secret prospects I observed … Thomas Tangle Unconquered 2022 6-6 Shooting Guard Tangle (pictured) is the best prospect in the gym, as he wowed…

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Day 2 and 3 of the Native American Nationals brought a lot of exciting action as Regional and National Scouts were wowed by strong performances from top prospects. Tribe Athletics has solidified itself as a fantastic prospecting patch for hidden gem prospects who are highly skilled and compete at a high level. There were bundles of solid low to mid major prospects on the girls side, and here are some of the top prospects who caught my eye . . . Kiiyani Anitielu Rezbombers 2022 5-5 Point Guard Anitielu is a Scottsdale College commit who is a hidden gem out…

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