CAA star Nigel Shadd helps Blue team win Arizona's The Show

CAA star Nigel Shadd helps Blue team win Arizona's The Show

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CAA star Nigel Shadd helps Blue team win Arizona's The Show

Tri-City Christian forward Nigel Shadd had a big performance in the Blue's win over the White in Arizona's inaugural The Show on Thursday at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Tri-City Christian forward Nigel Shadd had a big performance in the Blue’s win over the White in Arizona’s inaugural The Show on Thursday at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Chandler Tri-City Christian’s Nigel Shadd joined Chandler Basha big man Gabe McGlothan on the same team for the first time since they were freshmen playing in a club event.

Shadd, a 6-foot-9, 239-pound senior forward, and McGlothan looked like they’d been teammates throughout high school as they teamed up to lead the Blue team to a 90-78 victory over the White team in Arizona’s inaugural The Show, a high school all-star basketball game,  on Thursday at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Shadd had 18 points and 12 rebounds, while McGlothan had an array of blocked shots and dunks, including a one-handed dunk late in the game on an alley-oop feed from Glendale Apollo senior guard Holland Woods.

“It’s nice to play with these group of guys,” said Shadd, who has signed to play at Kansas State.

Shadd was the marquee player in the lesser-publicized Canyon Athletic Association, while McGlothan emerged as an All-Arizona player this year, leading Basha to a 30-1 record and its first 6A state championship.

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McGlothan has been spending the spring playing on Basha’s boys volleyball team, which, he says, has helped his vertical jumping ability.

That was evident on the court Thursday.

“I was really looking to have fun,” McGlothan said. “They were looking to me to dunk the ball and that’s what I did. It was great.”

The biggest highlight of the game was Wood’s half-court, between-the-legs pass to McGlothan for a dunk.

The White team was led by Tucson Sunnyside junior forward Nikc Jackson, who had several dunks and put-backs.

Woods said that he is hoping to remain at Portland State, despite the school firing its head coach. Jase Coburn, who recruited Woods, is still there.

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Much will depend on the new coach and if he retains Coburn, Woods said.

“Hopefully, the coach who comes in likes my style,” said Woods, who made All-Arizona after leading Apollo to the 5A final.

In the girls game, the Blue team, led by 5A champion Gilbert Mesquite guards Shaylee Gonzales and Lindsey VanAllen, beat the White 91-64 on Thursday.

VanAllen broke open a 10-point game in the final minute of the first half with two layups and a 3-pointer, giving the Blue team a 39-25 halftime lead.

“We all just push the ball up the floor,” said VanAllen, a junior.

Cave Creek Cactus Shadows guard/forward Caitlin Bickle also had a big game for the Blue team.

The White team was led by Goodyear Millennium sophomore Dominique Phillips.

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Rosters set

Boys and girls Arizona all-stars who will be part of the The Show were introduced Wednesday at Talking Stick Resort Arena, where the double-header will be played on March 30.

The NBA’s Suns and the WNBA’s Mercury are partnering with Biokats Sports Network to present The Show: Arizona Boys and Girls High School Basketball All-Star Games.

The Suns play host to the Los Angeles Clippers that night. The game will be played at noon and 1:30.

“We’ve been planning this for six months,” said Jerry Howard, who is the CEO of Biokats and had a partnership with the Denver Nuggets for Colorado all-star games since 2001. “The fact that we chose the date before the Final Four was pretty key.”

All-stars gathered for media day Wednesday for The Show

All-stars gathered for media day Wednesday for The Show

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Howard said he has received clearance from the Arizona Interscholastic Association to stage the all-star games. David Hines, assistant executive director of the AIA, said that current coaches can lead the teams if the AIA Executive Board approves it. Those coaches have to be submitted by the schools for approval, Hines added.

Boys all-stars gathers for media day for The Show

Boys all-stars gathers for media day for The Show

Howard said he no longer has partnership with the Nuggets, but still runs all-star high school games in Colorado.

“The key to Phoenix is, we know this is a basketball-rich state,” Howard said. “We wanted to bring the same experience down here for the athletes that we do in Denver. With the Phoenix Suns, they’ve been a gracious host. There is a reason why we selected March 30th with the Final Four.”

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Here are the rosters:

BOYS

Blue team

Ian Burke, Phoenix Brophy Prep

Wesley Harris, Phoenix Desert Vista

K.J. Hymes, Phoenix St. Mary’s

Colten Kresl, Scottsdale Chaparral

Dre Marin, Glendale Apollo

Jared Martin, Scottsdale Saguaro

Gabe McGlothan, Chandler Basha

Nigel Shadd, Tri-City Christian

Trey Wood, Anthem Prep

Holland Woods, Glendale Apollo

Coaches: Jacob Marin, Apollo; Paul Brown, Tri-City Christian

White team

Jaxson Baker, Brophy Prep

Robert “B.J.” Burries, Globe

Majok Deng, Tucson Salpointe Catholic

Nate Graville, Gilbert Christian

Nikc Jackson, Tucson Sunnyside

Bryce Fowler, Avondale Agua Fria

Max Moses, Phoenix Arcadia

Chris Orozco, Phoenix Sunnyslope

Trevor Thompson, Phoenix Moon Valley

Coaches: Ray Portela, Sunnyslope; Matt King, Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor

Selected but unable to play: Alex Barcello, Tempe Corona del Sol; Jaelen House, Phoenix Shadow Mountain; Saben Lee, Corona del Sol; Marcus Shaver, Shadow Mountain

GIRLS

Blue team

Elle Baker, Scottsdale Saguaro

Caitlyn Bickle, Cave Creek Cactus Shadows

Jenay Bojorquez, Phoenix Sierra Linda

Shauna Bribiescas, Mesa Dobson

Lauren Green, Vail Cienega

Shaylee Gonzales, Gilbert Mesquite

Lauren Gustin, Mesquite

Lindsey VanAllen, Mesquite

Makayla “M.J.” Roe, Anthem Prep

Coaches: Candice Gonzales, Mesquite; Justin Hager, Phoenix Mountain Pointe

White team

Maya Banks, Chandler Hamilton

Haley Cavinder, Gilbert

Hanna Cavinder, Gilbert

Taylor Chavez, Surprise Valley Vista

Kiara Edwards, Valley Vista

Maddie Fredericks, Hamilton

Bryce Nixon, Phoenix Arcadia

Dominique Phillips, Goodyear Millennium

Megan Timmer, Chandler Valley Christian

Coach: Rachel Matakas, Valley Vista

Selected but unable to play: Sarah Barcello, Chandler Seton; Jenn Wirth, Seton; Leanne Wirth, Seton.

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Corona del Sol guard Saben Lee (2) lays the ball up against Basha during the finals of the 6A Conference state championship at GCU Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. February 28, 2017.

Corona del Sol guard Saben Lee (2) lays the ball up against Basha during the finals of the 6A Conference state championship at GCU Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. February 28, 2017.

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