Conference Preview

Posted On: 11/28/19 1:48 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 seniors I viewed:

Dominic Gonzalez SG 6’3 Ironwood 

-An effortless scorer from all 3 levels. Pure jumper off the catch and has improved his handle to now create shots for himself. He can get into the lane and is exploding with confidence after a good off-season. His middle game is just as good as anyone in state. A smart positional defender and a good passer. One of the top natural scorers in the AIA. 

Xzavier Lino SF 6’5 Sunnyslope 

-Arguably the best catch shooter in the state or at least the best corner 3 shooter. He is becoming very athletic as he is playing above the rim on the break. Starting to pull-up off the dribble better than last year. He is getting stronger and plays the passing lanes well. He doesn’t put the ball on the floor

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