Arizona's Division I Top Five 3-Point Leaders as of December 10, 2012

   Marco Morales

Marco Varsity Photo 2011-12 Season-Chandler's 3-point shooting phenom Marco Morales moves into Arizona's Division I top 3-point shooting spot this week dropping four 3-pointers and scoring a total of 23 points against Desert Vista last Friday night. 

Dobson's sharpshooter, Ryan Richardson, takes over 2nd place and is only .4 points away from Marco's 1st place ranking.   This week Horizon's Christian Coraggio makes the Top 5 listing with a 4 for 9 shooting night against Shadow Mountain.'

Ironwood's Kashan Shelton drops down from last week's #1 3-point shooting ranking to #5.   Stay tune as Arizona's best of the best beyond-the-arc shooters fight it out to become known as Arizona's best 3-point shooting Varsity player for the 2012-13 season.


         PLAYERS                                       GAMES         TOTAL            PER GAME 3'S

#1  Marco Morales(Jr)                                 10                38                          3.8
     Chandler (AZ)                  

#2  Ryan Richardson(Jr)                              8                  27                          3.4     
     Dobson (Mesa, AZ)

#3  Diego Magana(Sr)                                 8                  24                          3.0
     Desert Mountain (Scottsdale, AZ)

#4  Christian Coraggio(Jr)                            4                  12                           3.0
     Horizon (Scottsdale, AZ)

#5  Kashawn Shelton(Sr)                            7                   21                           3.0
     Ironwood (Glendale, AZ)

To view the current top 50 Division I 3-point FG leaders click here.


Arizona's Division I Scoring Leaders as of December 10, 2012

  Kashawn Shelton

Kashawn SheltonIronwood's Kashawn Shelton catapulted into the Division I #1 scoring ranking from the #4 ranking by producing strong scoring games last week with 20 points against Deer Valley, 37 points against Kellis and 28 points against Alhambra.   The lightning quick 5' 9" senior is in a very competitive scoring race with Perry's Jordan Howard who is currently averaging 26.4 points per game.   Perry's Jordan Howard has been tenaciously moving up the scoring rankings with a well-balanced game that includes solid 3-point shooting, an ability to penetrate to score in the paint and to finish at the free-throw line.  Not far behind them are Rincon's Asha Esprit, Dobson's Jaron Hopkins and Red Mountain's Travis Meeker.  

                PLAYERS                                                          GAMES                                    POINTS PER GAME

#1   Kashawn Shelton(Sr)                                  7                                        26.9       
      Ironwood (Glendale, AZ)

#2  Jordan Howard(Jr)                                        9                                        26.4
      Perry (Gilbert, AZ)

#3   Asha Esprit(Sr)                                          10                                      25.9
      Rincon (Tucson, AZ)

#4  Jaron Hopkins(Sr)                                        8                                        25.1
      Dobson (Mesa, AZ)

#5  Travis Meeker(Sr)                                        7                                        22.3
      Red Mountain (Mesa, AZ)

To view Arizona's Division I current Top 50 scoring leaders click here.


Player To Watch: Cibecue High School's Michael Enriquez

Basketball on FireAlthough the season has just begun for this Division IV high school, Cibecue high school's Michael Enriquez has been on fire during his first 3 basketball games where he has averaged five 3-pointers per game.   

In his season opener against Alchesay high school, he dropped four 3-pointers and against Globe high school he delivered three 3-pointers.   On his third game of the season against Showlow high school, Enriquez showed up to serve Showlow with eight 3-pointers in one game.

Although three games is still to low of a sample to determine 3-point field goal domination, credit must be given to an average of five 3-pointers per game.   As the season progresses, it will be interesting to see if Enriquez can sustain the rate of 3-pointers that he is currently delivering.   One thing is for sure, he is Arizona's current overall varsity leader in per game 3-point shooting.

Cibecue's head coach is coach Armando Cromwell.  To view the Arizona top 3-point shooters click here.

The Top Gun Winter Shooting Camp | January 2 - 5

The Fall Top Gun Shooting Camp was a success and now the Winter camp is here. 4 days of non-stop shooting under expert supervision will give the participant the opportunity to take thousands of shots. The camp is limited to 36 students and will attract Jr. High and High School age players who are serious about developing their shooting skill. Come see why some of the top shooters in Arizona come out of this shooting program.

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Arizona's Division I Top Five 3-Point Shooters as of December 3, 2012

Shooting MetalicaThe 3-point shooter is without argument the game changer of basketball.  The shot beyond the arc alongside the emphatic dunk rejuvenates a team and excites the crowd.  

Arizona has its fair share of shooting phenoms and is proud to bring to you the leaders as of December 3, 2012.   

Although the high school season is just under way, Ironwood, Chandler, Desert Mountain, Desert Vista and Dobson high schools are letting the basketball community know that they have the 3-point shooting kings to be feared by opponents and respected by all.   

               PLAYER                                      GAMES PLAYED           TOTAL              PER GAME 3'S

#1    Kashawn Shelton(Sr)
       Ironwood (Glendale, AZ)                   4                      16                 4.0

#2    Marco Morales(Jr)
       Chandler (Chandler, AZ)                   8                      30                 3.8

#3     Diego Magana(Sr)
        Desert Mountain (Scottsdale, AZ)    6                      22                 3.7

#4    Kyle Pittman(Sr)
       Desert Vista (Phoenix, AZ)               4                      13                 3.3

#5    Ryan Richardson(Jr)
       Dobson (Mesa, AZ)                          7                      22                 3.1




3-Point TOP GUN Shooting Competition | October 4 & 11

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As an added value to the upcoming TOP GUN SHOOTING BOOT CAMP, we have included the 3-POINT TOP GUN SHOOTING COMPETITION at the end of the camp.  

It will be open to the public and registration cost for the competition will be $95.00 for those who do not attend the camp but show up for the competition, however, the shooting competition is FREE for all of you who register and PAY for the Shooting Boot camp week session.  

Basically, the camp culminates in a 3-point shooting competition which is open to both boot camp participants and the public at large. 

Scouts, coaches and local youth basketball powerbrokers will be invited to come out to be part of the search for the best 3-point shooters in Arizona.  This is one of the rare moments where the player with a shooting expertise gets a chance to show-off the hard shooting training that has been invested to date.

Advantage Basketball Camps - Arizona Summer 2011

Abc_logo_round_1272915387 Advantage Basketball Camps, the world’s largest basketball day camp provider, is bringing their world famous professional camps back to Arizona for summer 2011. 

Avondale....July 5 - 8

Flagstaff....July 11 - 15

Gilbert....June 13 - 15

Glendale....June 20 - 24

Phoenix....June 6 - 10

Tempe....August 1 - 5

Tucson....June 6 - 10

Marana....June 6 - 10 

For details call Coach Keiko 480-296-5732 or 425-670-8877 or email  To visit the website go to  Camp will usually run each day from  9:00 am to 5:00 PM.   


Advantage Sports Illustrated Summer camps at Advantage Basketball camps main focus will be ball handling skill drills and moves off the dribble. This is by far the most important part of the game. Trying to learn the rest of the game is a waste of time if you cannot handle the basketball. The main focus is ball handling skill drills that help develop the athlete’s skill level thus enabling them to execute the moves they will be practicing at the camp. our secondary focus is teaching moves off the dribble. Both skill development techniques are used at all camps but the main focus is ball handling drills that are critical to getting the kids to be able to get the ball low and handle it properly so they can play the game at the level necessary to succeed in today's fast pace style of play.. We will also cover shooting and defense. Then which moves to use where, when and why. This will include court awareness in relation to where you are on the court. Where your defender is and where the help defense will be rotating from...... Try our camps once and you will be back again and again. Our camps are truly that good. These are not day care service camps. We run a very professional camp that is hard work but produces great results. Learn from our pros and find out why Sports illustrated kids picked us as one of the top Basketball camps in the country.

All-Arizona Combine Showcase Dunk and 3-Point Contest Winners

The Talent was out in full display at the All Arizona Combine Showcase presented bySouthwest Showcase and   The best basketball players in the state of Arizona had the chance to display their talents and abilities in the dunk contest sponsored by RiseUp Athletics and the three point contest sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods.

Marco Morales 3-Point Shootout 

Chandler High School Fresshmen Marco Morales shooting in the 3-point contest.  Marco was the Academic Camp 3-point champ and the Freshmen runner-up at the All-Arizona Combine Showcase.

RiseUp Athletics Dunk Contest Winners:

Underclassmen: Damian Mendoza (Sierra Linda). 
Upperclassmen: Mitchell Burnett (Central) 

Dick's Sporting Goods Long Distance Shootout Winners:

Freshmen: Doug Schlaak (Peoria)
Sophomore: Ryan Berg (Suasss)
Junior: Jared Gaskin (Verrado)
Senior: Matt Plant (Ironwood)

*Academic Camp 3-point champ: Freshman Marco Morales (Chandler)