After amazing success the last two years, the Section 7 Event has taken the state of Arizona, and Arizona basketball as a whole, to completely another level. While waiting for the moment for college coaches to hit the road again during an NCAA Evaluation period, basketball enthusiasts, players, high school and club coaches, and even college coaches got much more than they bargained for with the Section 7 Event the last two years.
Last year, the Arizona basketball community wanted a chance to see top prospects physically evaluated once more by college coaches, after a long pandemic season that damaged the recruiting process for many basketball prospects. After a very long wait, which resulted in almost (2) years since a Division-I college coach had been on the road in evaluation mode, the Arizona basketball community got much more than they imagined - Section 7 Event. The Section 7 brought loads of Division-I college coaches, and also numerous coaches from other levels as well, to the state of Arizona, in a fashion not seen since the 1980's when the BCI (Basketball Congress International) was held in Arizona. Coaches from all levels of college basketball were in attendance for the Arizona extravaganza - head coaches and assistants.
Not only did the Section 7 event bring loads of college coaches to the state, but the NCAA, Arizona Basketball Coaches Association and Position Sports collaborated to create a venue and atmosphere at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, that is unmatched, never been done before, and was absolutely impressive. The Section 7 Event took Arizona as a whole to another level, as this event has brought a lot of revenue to the state.
It was almost two years that we waited for such an NCAA Evaluation Period to take effect, but all those that waited got much more than we bargained for with last year's Section 7 Event, as it brought us much more in the way of college coaches and opportunities for Arizona high school programs - proving that there is much more talent in the state of Arizona, than just in the prep schools.
This exciting event will return to the state again June 16-19th, and will again be held @ State Farm Stadium in Glendale. This event will be sure to be even better than the last two years, and our staff looks forward to bringing you the best in coverage from this year's event again.