Posted On: 10/25/21 9:19 AM

On October 1st I attended the Monarch Sports 2nd annual Battle at Bella Vista at Cactus Shadows HS in Cave Creek,AZ. 

I watched 3 games which featured 5 teams: 

Sunnyslope, Bella Vista Prep National, Bella Vista Prep CAA, Millennium and Horizon. 


Here were some of the senior standouts viewed:

Elijah Saunders Elijah Saunders 6'8" | PF Sunnyslope | 2022 State AZ Sunnyslope 

A powerful forward who seemingly showed off during the weekend. He made shots from deep with range, posted up inside and powered his way to the basket and leaped up high above the crowd for rebounds. This may be his best skill. He rebounds with two hands and uses his strong build/frame to corral the ball in traffic. He creates his own shot and the San Diego State commit is a true mismatch with almost everyone in the AIA. 

Oakland Fort Oakland Fort 5'9" | PG Sunnyslope | 2022 State AZ Sunnyslope (Pictured)  

A dynamic lead guard who shot the ball at a high level. He comes with real range and he always out races his opponents in the open court. He can make plays but is asked to score the ball to compliment Saunders. The NAU commit is more confident with his shooting, which should help him in tougher games.

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