The Hoophall series of high school basketball tournaments brings comes to Arizona this weekend with the American Family Insurance Hoophall West Classic at Scottsdale Chaparral.
Here is a breakdown from Gannett partner AZCentral.com:
The Local Teams
Chandler Basha, Phoenix Shadow Mountain, Tempe Corona del Sol, Mesa Mountain View, Chaparral, Phoenix St. Mary’s, Tucson, Phoenix Hillcrest Prep.
The Out of Towners
San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty, Richmond (Calif.) Salesian, Seattle Rainier Beach, Chicago Simeon, Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony, Garfield (Wash.), Dallas Advanced Prep International.
Times are Eastern
Friday: Basha vs. Salesian, 3:30 p.m.; Shadow Mountain vs. Archbishop Mitty, 5; Rainier Beach vs. Simeon, 7 (CBS Sports Network); Corona del Sol vs. St. Anthony, 9 (CBS Sports Network).
Saturday: Mountain View vs. Tucson, noon; Chaparral vs. Salesian, 3:30; St. Mary’s vs. Rainier Beach, 5; Corona del Sol vs. Seattle Garfield, 6:30; Shadow Mountain vs. St. Anthony, 8; Hillcrest Prep vs. Advanced Prep International, 10.
Arizona Players to Watch
PG Michael Bibby, Shadow Mountain, 6-2; 180, Sr.; G/F JJ Rhymes, Shadow Mountain, 6-5, 190, Sr.; PG Alex Barcello, Corona del Sol, 6-2, 170, Jr.; G Saben Lee, Corona del Sol, 6-2, 175, Jr.; G Tyrell Henderson, Corona del Sol, 6-3, 170, Sr.; G Colten Kresl, Chaparral, 6-1, 165, Jr.; F/C K.J. Hymes, St. Mary’s, 6-9, 190, So.; C/F DeAndre Ayton, Hillcrest Prep, 7-1, 235, Jr.; PG Tommy Kuhse, Mountain View, 6-2, 165, Sr.; F Gabe McGlothan, Basha, 6-5, 190, Jr.; G Antwan Ross-Jones, Basha, 6-0, 160, Sr.; G/F Deondre Eason, Tucson, 6-3, 160, Sr.
F Ben Kone, Archbishop Mitty, 6-8, 245, Sr.; G Jagan Mosely, St. Anthony, 6-3, 205, Sr.; G Zach Norvell, Simeon, 6-4, 185, Sr.; G Kevin Porter, Rainier Beach, 6-4, 190, So.; F Keith Smith, Rainier Beach, 6-7, 205, Sr.; G Jaylen Nowell, Garfield, 6-5, 190, Jr.; G Terrance Ferguson, Advanced Prep International, 6-7, 180, Sr.; C Billy Preston, Advanced Prep International, 6-10, 230, Jr.; PG Trevon Duval, Advanced Prep International, 6-2, 183, Jr.
Shadow Mountain (5-1) and Corona del Sol (3-1) are coming off big momentum-boosting weekends with Shadow Mountain having Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep down much of the game, before falling 66-63 a day before Corona del Sol gave Las Vegas Bishop Gorman its first loss 76-74 in the Desert Challenge at Scottsdale Solano Ranch Prep. Shadow Mountain is ranked No. 1 and Corona del Sol No. 2 by azcentral sports in this week’s Super 10. Both teams will be playing St. Anthony, which has won 27 New Jersey championships and four national championships under legendary coach Bob Hurley, the father of Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley.
The very last game of the showcase, Saturday night, between Hillcrest and API, features two start-up prep academies that could feature four future NBA players. Ayton, Ferguson, Preston and Duval all are among the top players in the country in their respective classes. Duval has offers from Arizona, Louisville, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Kansas and Maryland among many. Ayton had 24 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks in Kentucky against Thon Maker and Athletes Institute in a win.