Phoenix, AZ - The 3rd Annual ARIZONA SPRING EXPOSURE SHOWCASE was held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Arizona Christian University. 124 players participated in the exposure showcase and played in front of several scouts, media and (NAIA, JUCO & DivisionII) college coaches that attended.
Thanks to those that covered such as Cochise College, Pima College, Scottsdale Community College, Central Arizona College, Arizona Western College, Chandler Gilbert College, South Mountain Community College, Tohono O’ Odham College, Arizona Christian University, Adams State University and Western New Mexico University.
Also a special thanks to one of the top national college scouts in the country for attending Jerry Mullen of Mullensports.net who also runs several events that attract hundreds of college coaches during the NCAA evaluation live period.
Also coverage by Chad Groth (myself) Area Codes Basketball Scouting Service in which a full report of all prospects are included in my Arizona Spring Exposure Showcase report that gets sent to over 300 college coaches and scouts across the country. Gregg Rosenberg of Arizonavarsity.com and the rivals.com network. Jeff Meadows of Hoopsreport.com for his efforts in helping promote and cover this event. Rylan Whittaker of Vegaspremierball.com for his support as well. Not many other events in Arizona give the opportunity that is showcased by Area Codes Basketball.
Reebok Grassroots executive Rob Engemann also stopped into Phoenix on Sunday to watch the Arizona Spring Exposure Showcase to support this event and see what talent was in the building. Now lets break down the rest of the Eye-Catchers from the Classes of 2015, 2016 & 2017 prospects from the Arizona Spring Exposure Showcase.
Class of 2015 – Top 15
Arizc Fredlund (Prescott) – The 6 foot 10 forward was impressive, DI potential with upside, runs well and rebounded on both ends
Jamaal Thomas (Page) – Solid outside shooting in both showcase games, listed 6 foot 2
Cedric Jacobs-Jones (Paradise Valley) – Listed 6 foot 2 and had a good offensive game
Trevin Crider (Mesa Mountain View) – Long and plays hard, good upside and the 6 foot 7 can rebound & runs well
Connor Nichols (Arcadia) – Played well in both showcase games, can move well and knock down the open jumper at 6 feet 3
Ben Aqueros (Scottsdale Prep) – Uses his size well to score, handles well and is one to watch at 6 feet
Tom Hill (Scottsdale Christian) – The 6’1 combo did a few good things well, has a chance
AJ Singer (Coconino) – Pure PG and runs his team well, good job getting the offense going at 6 feet
Quincy Taylor (Desert Vista) – Highly athletic and can finish on the break, 6 feet 3 and a division I prospect
Avonte Nelms (Arcadia) – The 6 foot 5 guard can score under the basket and is crafty on defense, knows how to play
Trevel Holloway (Manzano – Albuquerque, NM) – The 6 foot 2 guard scored well and impressed a few
Isaiah Easaw (Campo Verde) – This 6 foot 2 guard found a way to make a few good plays, has potential
Cobe Smith (South Mountain) – Good size, rebounded well and passes decent in the half court game & plays the post
D’Quan Crockett (Eldorado – Las Vegas, NV) – The 6 foot 4 guard is athletic and scored well, improved his stock with the scouts & coaches
Trey Hoebee (Sunrise Mountain) – The 6 foot 1 shooting guard scored big in both showcase games, pure shooter
Best of the rest in 2015 - Zac Lee (Coral Academy – Las Vegas, NV) 5’6 Damone Woods (St. Mary’s) 5’8 Michael Donnelly, Jr. (Williamsfield) 5’9 Dawann Powell (Pike- Indianapolis, IN) 5’9 Brandon Flowers (Desert Vista) 5’11 Malik Williams (La Joya) 5’11
Class of 2016 – Top 17
Tyrell Henderson (Tempe Corona) – A day after his high school team won the Arizona DI High School State Championship, he showed and ready to play and gain more exposure, the 6 foot 2 PG with take the load next year with Casey Benson headed to play for the Oregon Ducks, Henderson is ready, handles well and is a solid leader. Lock up defender and the DI prospect already has a few DI offers. High upside and good offensive skills, earned the top 2016 prospect of the day.
Jymil Toney (Desert Vista) – Long and athletic at 6 foot 5 can block shots in transition, one to watch
Brennan Rosales (Coral Academy – Las Vegas, NV) – This 6 foot 4 guard was all over used his length well to get it done offensively
Daviaughn Reagan (Betty Fairfax) – Played well on both ends at 6 foot 3, solid play-maker that scores well
Tarik Cool (Desert Vista) – Listed 5 foot 11, the PG has a knack for scoring and good upside, defends well
Jamil Ortiz-Davis (Casa Grande) – Good size and skills, can score the ball and has a good feel for the game at 6 foot 3
Joshua Rhymes (Carl Hayden) – Showed flashes and played with heart, decent shooter with upside at 5 foot 10
Kaleb Robinson (Coral Academy – Las Vegas, NV) – Handles the ball well at 5 foot 8 and has good upside
Pravesh Patel (Prescott) – Played well in both games, interesting prospect with upside at 5 foot 10
DJ Hamilton (Desert Vista) – Smooth player in transition and can knock down the mid-range shot, 6 foot 3 with good skills
James Scoggin (Hamilton) – Plays well on the block, physical and good upside, with a motor, 6 foot 6 and still growing
Elliott Beck (Prescott) – The 5 foot 11 prospect has many tools and good upside, played well
Tony Vulaj (Notre Dame Prep) – Showed a solid jumper and played hard at 6 foot 2
Chris Rodriguez (Verrado) – The 6 foot guard played well in both showcase games, has good upside
Logan Smith (Prescott) – The 6 foot 1 combo was a very active young prospect that defended well
Jordan Fink (Sabino) – Crafty guard that can play a few positions at 6 foot 3, good upside
Jordan McGee (Verrad0) – The 5 foot 8 PG has good speed and has a chance, played well in one showcase game
Class of 2016 – All-High Honor Top 5 Prospects
JC Chavez (Prescott) 5’9
Curtis Bulger (Desert Vista) 5’11
Aaron Rhymes (Carl Hayden) 5’11
Zachary Garza (Coral Academy – Las Vegas, NV) 5’7
Serone Gates (Mountain Pointe) 5’8
Class of 2016 – Best of the Best Prospects
Ahmed Hodzic (Coral Academy – Las Vegas, NV) 6’2
Elijah Sikora (Arcadia) 6’2
Andrew Raskin (Prescott) 5’6
Ben Williams (Westview) 6’0
Frigny Niclasse (Queen Creek) 5’9
Jared Crimmins (Prescott) 5’11
Juan Gonzales (Central) 6’0
Myles Thomas (American Academy) 5’11
Mikel Rodriguez (Queen Creek) 6’1
Zach Fetter (Prescott) 6’4
Dylan Bulger (Desert Vista) 5’9
Colin Fernandez (Prescott) 5’10
Class of 2017 & 2018 Prospects to watch - Below are the future prospects to watch, this group was fun to watch and played competitive in both showcase games, good list of young prospects to watch the next few years.
Donald Carter (Chavez 2017) – Carter was very impressive and one of the Top 2017 prospects of the day, 6 foot 1 and runs the PG position very well, can make plays, DI prospect at this time.
Colton Kresl (Chaparral 2017) – One of the rising stars in this class, DI Potential and has a solid basketball IQ, 6’0 PG has bright upside and can pass well in transition, naturally skilled.
Jaden Lee (Phoenix, AZ 2018) – Lee played against the 2014 & 2015 players and held his own, watch out for him as he is one of the Top in his class at 6 foot 3 runs the PG position and not only can score but defend, remember his name, solid division I prospect.
Habib Arogundade (Millennium 2017) – Quick PG with good handles, runs his team well and can score, listed 5 foot 6 but has good upside, scouts were impressed.
Jared Paulus (Chandler, AZ 2018) – Another 2018 prospect, Paulus at 6 foot 1 can shoot the long range jumper and put it on the floor, watch out for his name as well.
Herbie Arana (Nogales 2017) – The 5 foot 9 guard was impressive in both showcase games.
Luke Galloway (Flagstaff 2017) – Good size at 5 foot 10 and plays several positions on the court.
Matthew Cary (Horizon 2017) – Don’t let his size fool you, Cary is 5 foot 3 but quick and has a good basketball IQ.
Tyson Union (Marcos De Niza 2017) – Union is 6 foot 1, passes well and can defend.
Jordan Castillo (Tolleson 2017) – Nice mid range jumper and shooting touch, can handle as well listed 5 foot 7.
Brandon Tiffany (Flagstaff 2017) – Played well, good skills on offense, one to watch the next few years at 5 foot 8.
Luis Quezada (Nogales 2017) – Listed at 5 foot 11, rebounded well and plays hard, good upside.
Mario Perri (Boulder Creek 2017) – Perri is 5 foot 10, fundamentally sound PG, plays well in transition and excels on defense.
Cisco Escobedo (Sandra Day O’ Connor 2017) – The 5 foot 10 PG has got game, smooth player that can do many things well on the court.
Zurell Livingston (Marcos De Niza 2017) – Listed at 6 foot 1, stretch guard, long and has good skills, one to watch.
George Faull (Flagstaff 2017) – Runs well at 6 foot 4 can rebound effective and score on the wing.
Isaiah Spears (Coral Academy – Las Vegas, NV 2017) – At 5 foot 10 can play a few positions, rising young prospect, played well.
Teancum Davis (Central 2017) – Good size with bright upside at 5 foot 11, one to watch.
DaQuan Cain (Buckeye 2017) – The 5 foot 10 slasher moves well in transition.
JayKobb Carrasco (Youngker 2017) – Played well and can shoot, listed 5 foot 7 with handles.
Keeshaun Cobb (Millennium 2017) – Cobb has good guard size at 5 foot 10, can score buckets and attacks the rim, one to watch.
Rising Future Prospects in 2017
Jason Levinson (Ironwood 2017) 5’11
Ryan Djino (Coral Academy – Las Vegas, NV 2017) 6’3
Logon Herzhaft (Ironwood 2017) 5’11
Jose Fernandez (Tolleson 2017) 6’0
Mackenzie Paul (Flagstaff 2017) 5’9
Joshua Sanchez (Buckeye 2017) 5’5
Jaden Keomaka (Coral Academy – Las Vegas, NV 2017) 5’8
Jamari Robinson (Marcos De Niza 2017) 5’9
TJ Marigney (Coral Academy – Las Vegas, NV 2017) 5’7