Gravitating to this event were a good mix of club, high school and free agent teams. Whatever the mix, make no mistake about it, it was a weekend full of talent and exciting games.
Some of the participating teams included club teams like the AZ Stars, Jump Athletic, AZ Magic, Team Mphasis, JW All-Stars and Desert Storm to name a few. There were also free agent players that hailed from other club teams that were not present such as the Arizona All-Stars' 8th grade shooting phenom guard Marco Morales who was invited to attend and currently is a Willis Jr. High student planning on playing for Hamilton, Chandler high school. Throughout the tournament Marco did not disappoint as he held his own in defense while contributing his signature 3-pointers throughout the course of the tournament.
Other notable players included 6'1" FreshmanTimothy Johnson who hails out of San Carlos, Arizona and brings with him and all around game that includes a consistent outside shooting game, a great team focused style of play with strong ball handling skills. Also noted are 6"7" Senior Derrick Detrick of North Canyon high School and Maurice Kirby, 6' 9" of Flagstaff high school. A number of players from powerhouse Mesquite high school were present adding additional quality to an already quality filled tournament showcase. To find out more about other players click here to read the Premierball.com Showcase review.
As Arizona continues to redefine itself as a home to talented youth basketball players and well organized club teams, youth basketball talent scouts and event producers such as Chad Groth will be in the forefront with their showcases that bring exposure and opportunities to Arizona's best of the best.
To find out more about Chad Groth and his multiple basketball initiatives, click here.