Posted On: 08/22/18 8:00 AM
Arizona has shown that it has some amazing talent at all levels and all positions. 6A is especially loaded and that talent comes from the backcourts of these great programs. Here are the Top Backcourts in 6A:
1. Pinnacle: (Nico Mannion/Trent Brown)
Anytime you have Nico Mannion on your team, you’re going to be looked at as the best. Nico is one of the nation’s top talents in the Class of 2019. Mannion has looked great this summer with West Coast Elite and was named 1 on 1 champion at Steph Curry’s 30 Select Camp. This duo won state last year and look to repeat this year. Brown turned in a solid season averaging 6.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game. Mannion averaged 23.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 2 steals per game.
2. Cesar Chavez (Ricardo Sarmiento/Ty Ty Washington)
These two may be the top backcourt of the future. Both played on varsity last season as freshmen and turned in great seasons. Sarmiento averaged 9.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 4 assists per game. Washington averaged 15.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game. The exciting part is that these two are so young and have looked even better this summer playing for Team Harden. There is so much potential for these two. They are going to have big years this season!
3. Liberty (Josh Ursery/Jacob Edahl)
Liberty also has some high scoring players of their own. Ursery averaged 20.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game last season. Edahl averaged 12.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 6.1 assists. In their last high school season, I expect them to be even better and score even more points per game. Ursery has looked especially impressive this summer playing for Powerhouse Schumaker.