Arizona Preps went to another scrimmage on Thursday, November 15th and saw another upper-tier team with possible aspirations of a state title. Gilbert High School scrimmaged against Marcos de Niza HS.
Gilbert HS, who is coached by Jay Caserio, has a real balanced attack - led by junior PG Anthony Bryant and senior wing Conner Helvig. But the man in the middle will be the key to take them very far this year. Enter sophomore, 6-foot-8 center Truman Moore, who has high skill level in the post on offense and can help protect the paint on defense. Their team-defense is truly special to watch. I’m guessing that Gilbert HS will be the sleeper team this year and make atleast the Elite 8 and potentially the Final 4.
Marcos de Niza HS, coached by David Stark, has 2 elite guards in seniors Richaud Gittens (Weber State signee) and Devin White. Both can score in bunches at any given time. They will have to find some consistent help though, if they want to make a playoff run. Coach Stark does have some nice younger talent that may help them as the season unfolds.
Here were some of the stars from the scrimmage ...
Top Gilbert/Marcos De Niza 2013 Prospects:
1. Shooting Guard 6-4 Richaud Gittens - Marcos de Niza HS (Weber State signee)
2. Shooting Guard 6-4 Devin White – Marcos de Niza HS
3. Shooting Guard 6-3 Conner Helvig - Gilbert HS
4. Shooting Guard 6-0 Stefan Tellis - Marcos de Niza HS
5. Shooting Guard 6-0 Sergio Valladolid - Gilbert HS
6. Small Forward 6-4 Tanner Reber - Gilbert HS
7. Small Forward 6-4 Maurice Thomas - Gilbert HS
Top Gilbert/Marcos De Niza 2014 Prospects:
1. Point Guard 5-9 Anthony Bryant - Gilbert HS
2. Power Forard 6-6 Spencer Nicolds - Gilbert HS
3. Small Forward 6-2 Dom Krane - Marcos de Niza HS
4. Point Guard 6-2 Tyler Lazenby - Marcos de Niza HS
5. Shooting Guard 5-10 Connor Stark - Marcos de Niza HS
Top Gilbert/Marcos De Niza 2015 Prospects:
1. Center 6-8 Truman Moore - Gilbert HS
2. Power Forward 6-4 Sean Wood - Marcos de Niza HS
Top Gilbert/Marcos De Niza 2016 Prospects:
1. Shooting Guard 6-3 N’keal Harry - Marcos de Niza HS
2. Shooting Guard 6-8 Wyatt Lowell - Gilbert HS