Posted On: 04/1/21 1:40 AM

The 3A state tournament was one of the most intriguing state tournaments. The clear cut favorites heading into the state tournament were both upset in Valley Christian and Winslow.
Both teams were extremely talented with strong resumes. However, the one and done format offered some interesting results as Winslow came up short in the first round and Valley Christian in the second. Regardless, both teams had tremendous seasons.
Valley Christian was led by Jaden DeBoer Jaden DeBoer 6'2" | SG Valley Christian | 2021 State AZ and Jacob Rice. Winslow was led throughout the season by a multitude of prospects in Dustin Richard, Jeremiah Byjoe, Roy Billups, and Tyrell Young.
While these two teams enjoyed solid respective seasons, it was the teams who found a way to the final four who most impressed when it mattered the most: Fountain Hills, Snowflake, Gilbert Christian, and Page.
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills came into the tournament as the #7 seed. However, they had a number of close games against solid competition and some quality wins. They won the first two rounds convincingly as they capitalized on Northwest Christian’s 1st round upset.
This group was solid all around and senior heavy. With that said, it Shane Davenport

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