Posted On: 01/31/21 5:11 PM

It is January 31 and we are talking about Early Season Reports. In a typical year, regular season play is wrapping up in the next couple of weeks and play-in games are starting. However, that is not the case this season. 

In the 4A world, many were aware of St. Mary’s, however, there have been some teams off to surprisingly hot starts. Below are 5 teams off to hot starts early in the season:

St. Mary’s (3-1)

As mentioned earlier, this was expected. They have a lot of talent and they are well coached. They had a close lose to Sunnyslope but were about to rebound and get a big win against 6A Brophy. This group is loaded with players who will play at the next level, but early in the year  Garrison Phelps Garrison Phelps 6'4" | SG St. Mary's | 2022 State AZ  and  Jeremiah Cherry Jeremiah Cherry 6'9" | C St. Mary's | 2022 State AZ  have been solid.

Paradise Honors (5-0)

Paradise Honors is loaded and is making a successful transition from 3A to 4A.  Jalen Scott Jalen Scott 6'3" | PG Paradise Honors | 2021 State AZ  and  Wyatt Bell Wyatt Bell 6'2" | CG Paradise Honors | 2021 State AZ  are obvious reasons why. However, this team has plenty of talent does not need to rely on just these two playmakers. Their schedule ramps up greatly in the next couple of weeks - it will be intriguing to watch

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