Posted On: 10/2/20 11:37 AM

September 18-20 I attended Justin Vargas Phoenix Phall Phace-Off. 

The AAU event had 15U-17U divisions with 4-5 teams in each division. 


The teams that competed in the event that I viewed were:

AZ Firestorm 2023, 2022 and 2021

AZ Legends 2022

AZ Prime 2022 and 2021

AZ Select 2023 UAA

AZ Supreme 2023 EYB

AZ Tucson Select 2022

NM D1 2023 UAA

PAL Elite 2021

The Show 2022 and 2021

Tucson Prospects 2021


Here were some of the junior standouts I viewed: 

Elijah SaundersElijahSaunders6'8" | PFSunnyslope | 2022StateAZ Sunnyslope (The Show 2022)

-The steadiest performer of the weekend was definitely Saunders. He grabs every rebound near him and works hard on both ends of the court. He is a high level shooter for his position and size. He seems to get more athletic and made a few explosive plays. His consistency with his game makes him so attractive.

Nathan CalmeseNathanCalmese6'1" | PGMesquite | 2022StateAZ Mesquite (AZ Legends 2022)

-Not many more gifted guards in the local AZ group then him. He scores it from all 3 levels and makes it look easy. He has a next level burst and just seems to coast out on the court and then

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