Posted On: 03/10/20 12:09 PM

History: Previously known as Powerhouse Hoops, Arizona Select begins their first season under the new name. The widely successful program has been a force on the West Coast for years and is responsible for producing such D1 players as Casey Benson, (Oregon) and Mitch Lightfoot, (Kansas). 

How Long Have You Had The Program?

8 Years

What do you like about the PH Circuit?

“It’s given us an opportunity to play tough competition in between live period events”

What’s the one thing you want people to know about Arizona Select?

That all of our guys are high academic (guys) and we require all of our players to carry a 3.0 GPA”. – John Ortega HC

What tournaments are you guys playing outside of the circuit?

“We are part of the UA Rise”

Players to Watch: 

Kiran Oliver 6’4 SG Phoenix Prep 2021 – The explosive combo guard holds offers from ASU, Portland St, and Nevada.

John Solomon 6’8 PF Desert Vista 2021 – Solomon is a long athletic forward who holds offers from Nevada, New Mexico, Grand Canyon, and South Dakota.

Brett Hardt jr 6’4 PG Rancho Solano Prep 2021 –  On a team full of high academic guys, Hardt is perhaps the highest. He has received interest from several Ivy League schools. He currently has offers from Idaho  St, and UC – Santa Barbara.

Matur Dhal 6’11 PF Phoenix Prep 2021 – A 6’11 Post from Sudan, Dhal is another high academic player for the program. A rim protector. He has offers from Cal Poly UC Riverside, and Nevada.

Sleeper

Max Marleje 6’4 SG Arcadia 2021 – The lefty is a true sleeper. A good athlete, whom coach Ortega describes as “elbows above the rim”. Marleje can shoot the lights out. He has an offer from GCU where his dad is the Head coach, however, “people are starting to realize that he can play at a higher level” -JO. Marleje missed last season because of a knee injury.

Circuit Schedule: Hustle Season Kickoff 3/27th – 29th, Bash in the Desert 5/1st – 3rd, Hustle Finals Region 7/17th – 19th

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