Senior Editor / Head Basketball Scout - Anthony Ray
Senior Editor and Arizona Preps founder Anthony Ray has worked hard daily to cover Arizona's high school and junior college basketball prospects since 1995. Ray's pursuit to improve the lives of Arizona's youth has translated for almost 20 years.
Ray began his scouting service, the Arizona Hoop Review, in 1995 as a media outlet for Arizona basketball. The report created by Ray was sent out quarterly to many of the nation's top division-I programs, and included an overview of the state's best in high school and junior college basketball. Since then and currently today, Ray is Arizona’s top college basketball scout.
With the internet becoming a household entity across the world at the time, Ray launched the Arizona Preps site through Rivals.com in August of 1999. Ray was also recognized by Reebok and Grassroots Basketball Director Chris Rivers as the shoe company’s National Director of Scouting in 2006.
As a coach, Ray has coached and developed hundreds of players, including such NBA talents as Jerryd Bayless (Memphis Grizzlies), Isaiah Thomas (Sacramento Kings) and Luis Ahmundson (Brooklyn Nets), and also a large number of former and current NCAA Division-I college players.
Ray has raised the level of recruiting in the state of Arizona to an all-time level, as many more kids today have opportunities to attend colleges across the country. Many more people today now have joined Ray's pursuit of creating these opportunities, as there are now basketball tournaments almost year round, basketball training by many different individuals across the state and many travel teams and programs for Arizona's student-athletes to participate on.
Through more than 18 years in the business, Ray has created a basketball community in the state of Arizona today that is recognized by many across the country.
Ray continues to write stories daily and also take a large number of phone calls from college coaches across the country daily. While there have been many individuals over the years attempt to do what he does, Ray continues to work hard at achieving his purpose in life. Through his hard work he has helped more than 500 kids achieve athletic scholarships over the past 18 years at different levels of college basketball. Whether at the division-I level, D-II, D-III, NAIA or junior college, Ray has been diligent in his pursuit to aid Arizona's youth.
Executive Assistant - Andrea Bernado
Phone# (928) 413-2023 - Email - Andrea.email@example.com
Arizona Preps Executive Assistant Andrea Bernado joined the Arizona Preps' team in 2019, and has been a big part of the Arizona Preps website's ability to promote Arizona's student-athletes through her hard work and determination. Andrea joined the Arizona Preps' staff, and since her addition to the business, she has made tremendous strides in helping the organization reach new heigths in it's ability to promote Arizona youth basketball.
Through her defined work ethic and commitment to excellence, Bernado has a huge passion for helping aid and mentor the lives of Arizona's youth in Northern Arizona, where she resides, and also in the Phoenix area and surrounding areas of the state. Andrea's commitment to Arizona basketball, as well as her belief in our organization, has helped Arizona Preps continue our pursuit of changing the landscape in Arizona basketball.
Marketing Director - Mason Maynard
Maynard joined the Arizona Preps' staff during the spring of 2019, after moving back to the state of Arizona. Maynard played his college basketball @ Loyola Marymount University and also Azusa Pacific University, after playing for the historic Arizona Magic club basketball program and also graduating from Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, Arizona. Maynard now works hard daily to help raise funding for the Arizona Preps brand, and also building the Arizona Magic 501 C-3 Non-Profit organization to help support Arizona youth.
Middle School Director / Senior Evaluator - Paul Suber
Northern Arizona Evaluator - Pete Bernado
Western Arizona Evaluator - Leo Scott
Southern Arizona Evaluator - John Millyard