Posted On: 01/11/22 8:29 AM

On Monday December 20th I attended the Visit Mesa Basketball Challenge at Mesa Mountain View HS in Mesa, AZ.

I viewed 6 games featuring 8 AZ teams. 


Here were the senior standouts on the day:

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

A gifted scorer with a stronger build. He hits 3’s with range, posts up inside and can fall-away from defender. He has strong hands and is a quick second jumper to corral rebounds and then go up to score it.  He is a man among boys in most games he plays. 

Trey Phillips Trey Phillips 6'6" | PF Brophy College Prep | 2022 State AZ Brophy Prep

Phillips arguably had the best all-around showing of all local seniors. He had 16 pts 7 rebs 2 asts 1 block and 1 steal. He can rip through and score around traffic and plays with a high motor to rebound and runs the floor with a purpose. He has good body control to make difficult shots and can make a jump stop and score. He hit a catch-3 showing his progress as a shooter. He will block shots in his area and he is a sneaky good passer.  He recently de-committed from NYU and opened up his

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