Posted On: 11/29/19 12:27 AM

On Monday and Tuesday I attended the Hoopsgiving Basketball Tournament at Deer Valley and Sunnyslope. 16 teams are in the event and I viewed 14 of them.  

Friday night will be the finals of the event with home team Sunnyslope vs Ironwood. The 3rd place game will be Chaparral vs Apollo. 


Here were some of the standout juniors I viewed:

Carson Basham C 6’10 Sunnyslope

-Big man didn’t get a lot of touches but cashed in when he had the opportunity. He has good hands with a cerebral game. Handles the ball surprisingly well and is a big time passing big. Has nice post footwork and can dunk the ball easily. He blocks shots and rebounds well in his area. Quicker hands helps him achieve many defensive assignments. 

Bailon Black CG 6’4 Ironwood

-Bigger scoring lead guard. He literally told me he is trying to lead state in assists with the talent around him. Has a pure shooting stroke off the catch and when his feet are set, he has deep range. He doesn’t have that middle game yet but usually drives to make plays and not score. A unique passer with his left just as much

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