Mesa, Arizona – The 6th Annual Arizona Frosh Soph Showcase was held on Saturday September 10 at Mesa High School.


Close to 80 student-and athletes participated in the annual showcase camp in front of scouts and a few college coaches. I want to thank Anthony Ray & Chris Buchanan of Gregg Rosenberg of Dennis Coleman (World Hoops), Paul Dean (West Coast Hoops Report), Ron Coleman (, Vernon Holmes (Shooters Revolution) also college coaches Mark Bunker (Scottsdale College), Steve Silsby (Chandler-Gilbert), Simon Phipps (Glendale College), Townsend Orr (Benedictine University) and Tarik James (SAGU College).

Also thanks to our guest speakers Academic counselor Willie Young (Mesa College), Craig Randall (Sales Executive) spoke on the recruiting process, his son plays basketball at he University of Memphis. Matt Lopez also spoke on his career now a student-manager at Grand Canyon University (We all started somewhere), former college basketball player at LSU Nick Sheppard, also signed contracts with the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns. Lynn Ramage also spoke, Ramage is a former college head coach at East Stroudsburg University (PA) and has ran several Prep Schools across the country. Vern Holmes also gave a great inspirational speech as he started and has helped over 75 players get exposure in front of college coaches. Lastly I want to thank College Basketball Official (referee) Randy Richardson for giving his background and experience to the campers, as well as spoke upon sportsmanship in athletics.

For more on Area Codes Basketball events like the SUPER 80 PHOENIX and the Houston and Dallas Hidden Top 20 Prospects Showcase, visit

Now it’s time to breakdown and look at some of the next names to notice in the Class of 2019, 2020 and 2021 with a handful of 6th and 7th graders that weren’t scared of the older competition. Players traveled from California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Illinois and Arizona.

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Top 25 Prospects – Class of 2019 (In order by performance)

Walter Talley 6’7 (Desert Vista)

DJ Hawkins 6’5 (Gilbert)

Jackson Tillapaugh 6’6 (Prescott)

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Connor Braun 6’7 (Valley Christian)

Koby Garcia 6’3 (Grants – Grants, NM)

John Price 6’6 (Peoria)

Jalen Hopkins 6’1 (Perry)

Nisaj Nichols 6’5 (Peoria)

azfs-connorbraunConnor Braun

Esafe Fetuu 6’5 (Mesa)

Austin Evans 6’0 (Hamilton)

Cooper Cummard 5’11 (Mesa)

Noah Self 5’10 (Gilbert)

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Shane Van Huizen 5’10 (Trinity Christian)

Dylan Marx 6’3 (Shadow Ridge – Las Vegas, NV)

Chase Saczalski 6’0 (Red Rock)

Jaden Finney 6’1 (Chaparral)

Tramane Lee 6’5 (Sierra Linda)

azfs-shanevanhuizenShane Van Huizen

Jonas Rogers 5’11 (Mesa)

Marvin Lee 6’4 (Shadow Mountain)

Kaleb Brown 5’10 (Peoria)

Jsaan Strover 6’3 (Skyline)

Cory Barnes 5’8 (Poston Butte)

Timmy Johnson 6’1 (Westwood)

James Colleary 6’2 (Hamilton)

Kyler Mikkelsen 6’2 (Saguaro)

Tyler Pugh 5’11 (Basha)

Brandon Hadi 5’10 (Apollo)

Blake Warren 5’7 (Chaparral)

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Top 10 Prospects – Class of 2020 (In order by performance)

Anthony Garza 6’4 (Shadow Ridge)

Connor James 6’0 (Cactus Shadows)

Tyton Cummard 6’1 (Mesa)

Isaac Monroe 5’11 (Peoria)

Hunter Robbins 6’6 (Mesa)

Jaquan Moore 5’10 (Shadow Ridge)

Julian Jackson 6’0 (Mesa)

Donovan Johnson 5’11 (Shadow Ridge)

DeMarco Wiley 5’10 (Campo Verde)

Shmare Willis 5’9 (Sierra Linda)

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Trent Hudgens 5’9 (Moon Valley)

Ravion Franklin 6’1 (Millennium)

Christian Van Dyke 5’6 (Paradise Honors)

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Top 10 Middle Schooler’s …..(in order)

Joseph Venzant 5’11 (Midland, TX) 2021

Isaiah Freeney 5’10 (Centennial) 2021

Chandler Carter 6’0 (Altadena) 2021

Sadru Smith 5’5 (Skyline) 2021

Shamar Moore 5’6 (Wigwam) 2022

azfs-josephvenzantJoseph Venzant

Riley Fornerette 5’7 (Marley Park) 2021

Dominic Garza 5’5 (Sonoran Heights) 2022

Emery Young 5’5 (Oakwood) 2023

Andrew Camacho 5’7 (Cheyenne) 2023

Monte Tyler 5’5 (Casa Grande) 2021

azfs-andrewcamachoAndrew Camacho

Eye-Catcher’s – One’s to watch¬†

Michael Camacho (Dysart) 2019

Marcel Thomas (Yonkers) 2019

Andrew Garcia (Casa Grande) 2020

Jeremy Ramirez (Copper Canyon) 2019

Jason Perrine (Perry) 2019

Jalen Grijalva (Valley Christian) 2019

Mason Fredde (Mesa) 2020

Seth Peterson (Westwood) 2019

Dallin Noble (Mesa) 2019

Dalitso Sakala (Basha) 2020

Joe Nunez (Mountain Ridge) 2019

Lamar Thomas (Yonkers) 2020

Dylan Moore (Mesa) 2020







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