Posted On: 05/12/20 4:35 PM

The next in the ’Top-140 most impactful in AIA’ countdown, we look at numbers 117-124. 

Remember, these are not player rankings but how much they impact their team along with the talent they go against during the season. 


Here are the next eight: 

Jeremiah Cherry Jeremiah Cherry 6'9" | C St. Mary's | 2022 State AZ (St. Mary’s) (Pictured) 

-A beast inside one of the deeper teams in the state will be a problem. Blocking shots, rebounding and scoring. 

Amarei Hunter Amarei Hunter 6'2" | SG Desert Edge | 2021 State AZ (Desert Edge)

-A 3 and D type should get a little better for the older 4A team. 

Justin Shorts Justin Shorts 6'3" | SF Glenview College Prep | 2022 State AZ (Millennium) 

-Two guards graduate and Shorts will step in and shine with his strength and scoring. 

Nikko Pentelute Nikko Pentelute 6'1" | SG Gilbert | 2022 State AZ (Gilbert)  

-Similar situation, as the Tigers lose three stud senior guards. In comes a strong scorer and competitor. 

Michael Dienes Michael Dienes 6'6" | PF Rancho Solano Prep | 2022 State AZ (Rancho Solano Prep)

-Graduating three heavy hitters with Hunter Ruck Hunter Ruck 6'9" | PF Rancho Solano Prep | 2020 State #484 Nation AZ , Tyson Legner Tyson Legner 6'2" | SG Rancho Solano Prep | 2020 State AZ and his older brother James Dienes James Dienes 6'4" | SF Rancho Solano Prep | 2020 State AZ , will lead to a golden opportunity to make some noise in 2A. He could be one of the top scorers in the conference. 

Tanner Crawford Tanner Crawford 6'7" | PF Mesa | 2021 State AZ (Mesa)

-A big east valley transfer from Williams Field should help

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