Posted On: 10/28/20 12:15 PM

Francisco’s Finest: Geico Top Flight Invite (Tri Starting 5/Sunnyslope)

GILBERT, AZ.—Since school started in this virtual world of learning, my mind has been working at a frenetic pace developing lessons and projects for my students. However, when a colleague of mind—and fellow Prephoops writer—Devin Ugland text me about this event on ESPN2, it was a no-brainer to put my studies down and watch some hoops. It began with a tilt between national powerhouse Big Red (Mater Dei) versus one of Arizona’s in Tri Starting 5 (Sunnyslope). Toss in the likes of consensus No. 1 prospect Chet Holmgren and scoring dynamo Jaden Hardy (Coronado) translated into an epic day of hoops viewing.

Carson Basham Carson Basham 6'10" | C AZ Compass Prep | 2021 State AZ (Tri Starting 5/Sunnyslope/AZ)

2021, C, 6-foot-10, 240 pounds

Basham has a good upside due to his length, good hands, and nimble feet.

Joel’s Take: The Pepperdine-bound Basham appears to be a great fit for Lorenzo Romar’s evolving program. He doesn’t have the skill set of the previously mentioned Wilhelm Breidenbach Wilhelm Breidenbach 6'8" | PF Mater Dei | 2021 State #91 Nation , but Basnam may have more upside. He has

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