August, 2018

When a 14-year-old scores 48 points in one game, it raises a lot of eyebrows.   When the other consistently acquires praises from opposing coaches, the player captures attention.   When you combine both of them on the same team as a back-court combination, fasten your seat belts and hold on tight for a display of jaw-dropping basketball.   Such is the case with Marte Dupree and Ethan Evangelista.

Marte Dupree and Ethan Evangelista both play for the All-Stars Basketball Academy (ABA) which trains out of the East Valley and these two are tearing up the hardwood with stats consistent enough to capture the attention and the admiration of everyone who witnesses their play.

Recently, in the June summer high school league, young Evangelista delivered a 48-point performance with the Benjamin Franklin Freshmen team.    Averaging over 20 points per game throughout the summer league, Ethan was promoted as back-up point guard for the school's Varsity team.    By the end of the summer league, Ethan was the official PG for his Varsity team while still 13 years old.    Playing for the All-Stars club program, Ethan leads both the 8th grade team and JV team as the point guard.    

Marte Dupree also plays for the ABA and serves as a slashing 2.   Throughout the summer high school league, Marte represented Chandler high school Freshmen team as the point guard and at times played for the school's JV team.    With his club, he dominates the boards making him a very valuable guard on both ends of the court.     Once Marte gets a running start, he is almost impossible to stop from getting to the rim.   

When both Ethan and Marte are on the back court, they are a sight to behold.   Both of them have become lock down defenders and coupled with their very focused scoring mentalities, they are hard to beat.    What is even more scary is the fact that both players are extremely teamwork oriented, coachable and leaders on the court.  

If you are looking to find future talent, look no further.   Marte Dupree and Ethan Evangelista are not superheroes, but when on the hardwood, you can count on both to play together with such power and skill that no other name other than the Dynamic Duo is close to being appropriate.

To read a previous article on Ethan Evangelista, click HERE.

To find out more about the All-Stars Basketball Academy & Club Program, email: or call 480-232-8572 or go to | "The Premier Source For Competitive Youth Basketball Information"

The Jr. NBA World Championship | Televised on August 10 2018

Pool play from the Jr. NBA World Championship officially ended and brackets were set at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. For more photos, videos, and highlights from the Jr. NBA World Championship, follow along on TwitterInstagram, Facebook and

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Watch on Fox and FS1.  

With a great focus on service, the more than 300 players participating in the tournament will build a playground together at local Oak Street Park with the help of KaBoom!  The Jr. NBA promotes core values including Community. Players and coaches will spend the day giving back to the community hosting them.

Following the day of service, players will gather again at ESPN Wide World of Sports for a skills challenge, 3-point shooting contest, and dunk exhibition.

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Greater Phoenix Basketball League | Sep 8 - Oct 27

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Greater Phoenix Basketball 2018 Fall League

 Confirm Your Team Today For The Fall Season

 All Divisions are Grade Based

 Boys Divisions - 3rd/4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grades

Girls Divisions - 4th/6th Grades, 7th/8th Grades 

 2018 Fall League Details

 Cost: $750 per Team - No Admission at Games

6 Games Plus Playoffs

Gym Locations - ARCH, AIC, Shiloh Church and Central and North Phoenix Locations TBD

 Game Dates/Times - Saturdays 8am-9pm (Friday Evening Games if Interest)

 September 8, 15, 22, 29

October 6, 13, 20, 27

 End of Season Tournament - November 2-3

 Fall League Information Sheet - Click Here

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