ALL SHOWCASE TEAMS – Easter Classic (Phoenix Spring Showcase)

PhoenixspringshowcasePhoenix, AZ – The 6th Annual Easter Classic formerly the Phoenix Spring Showcase featured 42 teams and 506 players in grades 8-12. Three divisions participated in the shootout at Phoenix College and Glendale Community College on Friday night and Saturday. 

In our view, this was one of Chad Groth's best events with talented players every place you looked.  Present where local basketball organizations like Power Basketball, Passion 4 Ball, Arizona All-stars, Arizona Rebels, Desert Storm, Arizona Stars, Marauders, Team M'Phasis, Tucson Heat, Magic, and Tucson Pump-N-Run.

The showcase also attracted very competitive out of state teams such as Team Eleate (CA), Las Vegas Knicks (NV), San Diego Magic (CA/AZ), El Paso Titans (TX), and El Paso Thunder (TX).

Every year, Chad Groth takes his showcase to higher level of competitiveness and this year was no exception.    One can argue that Arizona basketball has never been better and it is because of the high-exposure opportunities that Area Codes Basketball puts forth every year.   

"I look forward to Chad's events," stated the Easter Classic’s top three-point shooter and 2nd Team All-Showcase player, 6 foot 1 Marco Morales (Chandler 2014).   Marco played in the classic for both Arizona Power and Arizona All-stars and shot a total of 34 three-pointers in 6 games.   I get so motivated to train and deliver the goods at Chad's events because I know Chad will recognize the players and teams who perform well at his showcases."

It used to be that out of state teams would come to Arizona and dominate the local teams, but the Easter Classic proved that out of state teams better come prepared to compete against very well trained Arizona competition.

"We want Arizona to become known as the place to go to for basketball talent," states Arizona Power Basketball Academy founder, Sundance Wicks.   "The way we are doing this is by offering kids premier training and positioning them to play n the best out-of-state and local showcases and tournaments."   Sundance's multiple Power club teams attended the Easter Classic and ended the showcase with a 20-1 record.  

If Chad's Easter Classic is indicative of where to find Arizona's best basketball talent, hold on to your seats and get ready for outstanding basketball because based on this past weekend's Easter Classic, Chad Groth's Aread Codes Basketball is without a doubt attracting the best of the best teams and players to the hardwood.

Way to go Chad Groth and Area Codes Basketball for a job well done with the Easter Classic.

To view the Easter Classic All-Showcase Teams, click here.

Next Level Basketball Sweet 16 Middle School Showcase | April 6, 2013

Basketball & Lightning
Sweet 16

Middle School Showcase

Sat- April 6,  2013 (9am-5pm)

    BOYS & GIRLS - GRADES  5, 6, 7 & 8th DIVISIONS**



    Sign up @ level Basketball   

 Deer Valley High School

18424 N 51st Ave

Glendale, AZ 85308


Team Entry Fee: $150 per team or Individual Player Fee: $40

The event will covered by:  Jeff Meadows Hoops Report, Karayan Koenig,West Coast Hoops, & Greg Rosenberg Power Basketball

                              For further information contact                        

Rick McGee (480)-206-3349 or Jed Dunn (623)-693-0240 &


Make all payments to: Next Level Basketball

SWS & All-Arizona Showcase | March 17, 2013

SWS Facebook LogoPresented by Southwest Showcase and

Date: March 17th, 2013
Time: 9AM - 5PM

Showcase for High School Girls/Boys. Here are the divisions

- Individual players division (Girls/Boys)
- High School JV division (Girls/Boys)
- High School Varsity Division (Girls/Boys)

Here is what's included in the showcase:

- Each player / team will participate in two showcase games
- Each player can participate in the Muscle Milk Slam Dunk Contest
- Each player can participate in the Dick's Sporting Goods long distance shootout
- Parents / Players can attend any of the seminars throughout the day
- ArizonaVaristy, AZGirlsReport, AZPreps and Future150 will provide coverage

4 free Seminars will be provided to parents/players throughout the day

- Recruiting/Marketing Seminar provided by RecruitAssist (freshmen-juniors)
- SAT Prep Seminar provided by Princeton Review (soph - juniors)
- Nutritional/Injury Prevention Seminar provided by Valley Rehabilitation
- High Academic School Seminar (information provided at the Academic camps)

LIMITED TO 280 players





Sunday March 10, 2013


8140 East Golf Links Road, Tucson, AZ 85730


GRADES 4-8 (9AM TO 1PM) & GRADES 9-12 (1PM TO 5PM)

This is Tucson’s ONLY spring exposure event!

*All players will participate in a Life Skills & recruiting session

 * Questions & Answers with College Coaches & Scouts

*CONFIRMED SCOUTS will be in attendance and players evaluations will be posted on local/national scouting services and local websites, The event is confirmed to have recruiting analyst Chad Groth of, Jeff Meadows of,, & several other sites that are invited.

 *Top players will receive an invitation to Area Codes Basketball Academic Showcase in Las Vegas, NV.


INFO: BRIAN PEABODY (520) 979-4946 or email:

Arizona Middle School All State Showcase Uncovers Strong Basketball Future For Arizona

HoopsReportPhoenix, AZ – The 2013 Arizona Middle School All State Games presented by Jeff Meadows of took place Friday March 1 at St. Mary’s High School.

Several prospects really made a name in front of several scouts including Chad Groth (Area Codes Basketball), Karayan Koenig (West Coast Hoops Report), Gregg Rosenberg (Power Basketball) and Jeff Meadows (Hoops Report).

Where can you go and have scouts covering an event and helping promote Arizona basketball? Meadows put on an outstanding event and has plans to make this annual event one of the premier stops for the Middle School prospects to make a name and helped get ranked.

Meadows will also be putting together a high school All State event shortly, stay tuned.

“This event featured so many prospects that have a chance to play in college on day”, said Groth.

Players that caught the eyes of the scouts are listed below:

Top 10 – Class of 2019

Blaise Threatt (Scottsdale, AZ)

Marquis White (Phoenix, AZ)

Evan Nelson (Phoenix, AZ)

Vean Simon (Chandler, AZ)

Jalen Williams (Phoenix, AZ)

Jashua Sutherland (Tucson, AZ)

Jackson Ruai (Tucson, AZ)

Kevin Poe (Tucson, AZ)

Brody Pophan (Buckeye, AZ)

Andre Harris (Phoenix, AZ


            Jared Paulus

Jared PaulusTop 10 – Class of 2018

Amari Hudson – Phoenix, AZ

Majok Deng – Tucson, AZ

 Bryan Baptiste – San Tan Valley, AZ

Jaden Lee – Phoenix, AZ

Jalen Rashid – Chandler, AZ

Mikael Richardson – Phoenix, AZ

Bryce Meadows – Tempe, AZ

Jared Paulus – Chandler, AZ

TJ Walker – Tucson, AZ

Isaiah Rhymes – Phoenix, AZ


                 Leon Chavez

Leon ChavezTop 15 – Class of 2017

Darion Spottsville – Scottsdale, AZ

Alex Barcello – Chandler, AZ

QeVon Arrington – Tucson, AZ

Nate Granville – Phoenix, AZ

Sean Dunn – Phoenix, AZ

Colten Kresl – Scottsdale, AZ

Matt Burton – Phoenix, AZ

Saben Lee – Phoenix, AZ

Keeshaun Cobb – Avondale, AZ

Caleb Simmons – Phoenix, AZ

Parker Farley – Scottsdale, AZ

Carson Pinter – Chandler, AZ

Nathan Hollins – Phoenix, AZ

CJ Waters – Chandler, AZ

Leon Chavez – Avondale, AZ



The FULLCOURT PRESS Arizona Spring Showcase Delivered Top Performers

AreacodesbasketballLOGO-300x180Mesa, AZ – The 2nd Annual Fullcourt Press Arizona Spring Showcase was held at Mesa High School on Sunday and was well attended by prospects from California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Arizona.

Directed by Etop Udo-Ema of Fullcourt Press & and Chad Groth of Area Codes Basketball the turnout couldn’t have been any better. The count of 189 total players participated in the one day showcase in front of several scouts and some college coaches.

In attendance were scouts and college coaches from DunkNews, Hot100Hoops, Vegas Hoops Report, West Coast Hoops Report, Area Codes Basketball, Hoops Report,, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix College, Scottsdale Community College, Glendale Community College and Western Texas College.

Below are the recaps for each grade level including top perfomers:


Arizona All-stars Club Players Recognized As Top Players At Recent Arizona Showcases

AZAllStars 8On February 24, Arizona All-stars Marco Morales and former All-stars Zach Green, Felipe Velazco, Timothy Johnson and Trevor Koechig are highlighted as top high school players at the Arizona Fullcourt Press Spring Showcase.

Also highlighted were Arizona All-stars incoming Freshmen Hunter Hibert and Michael Gross who were acknowledged for shooting and ball-handling.

On March 1, Arizona All-stars middle school players, Leon Chavez and Jared Paulus made the top players' list at the 2013 Middle School All State Games.

The All-stars players success at the showcases continue the Arizona All-stars trend of representing their training academy & club basketball organization as top ranked Arizona players coming from a results-focused All-stars Basketball Academy & Club program.

On February 24, the Full Court Press Arizona Spring Showcase was well attended by talented prospects from California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Arizona.   At this event, the Arizona All-stars once again helped to elevate its brand as one of the top basketball training & development programs in Arizona with its current and former students shining on the hardwood.

        Marco Morales

Marco Morales BEST PICTUREArizona All-stars Marco Morales was recognized as one of the top Juniors in attendance with the comments, "the 6 foot 2 shooting guard makes it happen on both ends, leader and makes big shots with nice range."

Former Arizona All-stars Zachary Green, Felipe Velasco and Timothy Johnson were also highlighted as top performing players at the event Junior Zachary Green was highligted with the comment"the 6 foot 4 shooting guard has major athletic ability and DI talent."   

Junior Felipe Velazco was mentioned as, "a 6 foot 7 small forward can do many thing well, DI prospect at this time, rebounds effective & plays hard and Senior Timothy Johnson was mentioned as, "a 6’4 fundamentally sound player with good upside, can slash well and score."

Also highlighted were Arizona All-stars incoming Freshmen, Hunter Hibert and Michael Gross.  Hunter Hibert was named as one of the "3 Prospects That Can Score."   Arizona All-stars Michael Gross was name to the "Top 5 Ball-handlers" list.

               Zachary Green

Zach GreenMarco Morales, Hunter Hibert, Michaeld Gross, Zachary Green, Felipe Velazco and Timothy Johnson are products of the Arizona All-stars Basketball Academy & Club training system.  Trevor Koechig who a year ago arrived at the All-stars Academy as a relative unknown with a very limited skills-set was also highlighted as "one of the top 10 sleepers in the class."  

All-stars founder and director of basketball operations, Coach Jose Morales states,

"it is our intention to train and develop our student-athletes to become fundamentally sound team players.   We believe that our training and forward-leaning basketball vision is second to none and the evidence is there for all to see....our current and former students are simply bubbling to the top of the Arizona basketball community.   We have been at this for 9 years now and the results are self-evident.  What we do works and we are extremely happy for our students as they successfully showcase their hard-earned talents on the hardwood."

          Felipe Velazco

Felip VelascoCoach Morales is not just showing success at the high school level, he is also focusing on developing the next generation of high school varsity players by growing the All-stars Academy & Club student-athlete base with 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders.    A year ago, the Academy set out to find basketball players that were at the beginning stage of their skills-set development in order to challenge the Academy's training system to do it all over again with the middle school age group. 

"We are not about cherry picking the best talent from other teams," states Coach Morales.  "Our satisfaction comes from utilizing our eye for talent to discover that dedicated player with extremely supportive parents that are willing to put the hard work of training into our well thought-out basketball player development system."

On March 1, Coach Morales and the Arizona All-stars Basketball Academy & Club program had the opportunity to showcase those middle school players at the 2013 Arizona Middle School All State Games presented by Jeff Meadows of   Scouts in attendance included Chad Groth (Area Codes Basketball), Karayan Koenig (West Coast Hoops Report), Gregg Rosenberg (Power Basketball), Jeff Meadows (Hoops Report), and Jose Morales (

               Jared Paulus

Jared PaulusTwo of those players were Arizona All-stars 8th grader Leon Chavez and 7th grader Jared Paulus.   Leon Chavez was named to the showcase list of the "Top 15 - Class of 2017.    Jared Paulus was named to the showcase list of the "Top 10 - Class of 2018.   

Expect to hear these two names with more frequency whenever the best of the best are mentioned.  At the Jeff Meadow's Arizona Middle School All State Games, both Leon Chavez and Jared Paulus positively impacted the game with strong enough emphasis that their names were added to the top player list.  Also in attendance at this event were arizona All-stars 8th grader Sam McClimon and 7th grader Brandon O'Dowd.  Both players handled themselves well and expect them to also start making event top player lists as their overall skills-set continues to improve.

When asked about the stellar peformance that the All-stars players are showcasing throughout the valley, Coach Morales stated,

"this is the culmination of years of planning, developing and patiently growing our Academy & Club school of basketball.   We have many other players that will soon break-out into the basketball scene.  Middle school All-stars names to keep an eye on will be Jack Ortiz, Bayne Brevik, Kurt Thomas, Ethan Kielman, Wyatt Foshie-Smith, Cameron Allen and many others.  We are simply excited to be helping our student-athletes to develop into elite players.  Years ago we named our basketball training and development organization the 'All-stars' because we truly enjoy developing players into high performing basketball palyers and the basketball jury is in with a verdict...both the Jr. high and high school basketball success that our players are experiencing as well as the club showcase results reflect the evidence that we are delivering on that vision."

The Arizona All-stars are continuously looking for those who want to take their game to the next level.  To find out more about them or to contact the Arizona All-stars click here.

2nd Annual FULLCOURT PRESS Arizona Spring Showcase

Fullcourt Press All_West Camp
2nd Annual

FULLCOURT PRESS Arizona Spring Showcase

February 24, 2013

@ Mesa High School 
1630 E Southern Ave  Mesa, AZ  85204

$60 Event Fee


This showcase is designed to provide all attending
players an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to the
college coaches, scouts and media that are expected to attend.

Showcase Features Include:

* Play Top Arizona Competition

* Get Evaluated by the West's Top Media Like  Etop Udo-Ema (Fullcourt Press & Hot 100 Hoops), Chad Groth (,  Matt Rodriguez (  Paul Dean (, Ralph Johnson (, Pras Murthy (, Lew Roberts (, Jeff Meadows ( and Neal Nieves (Coast to Coast)

* All Campers Included in Special Fullcourt Press Report

* All Campers Participate in 2 Showcase Games

*  40 Players in each class (8th grade-2017 to 12th grade-2013) 

Questions or Need More Information
Call (602) 318-4731 or e-mail


 Tentative Schedule

 11 am        8th graders (2017)/9th graders (2016)

12 pm        8th graders (2017)/9th graders (2016)

1 pm          10th grade (2015)

2 pm          11th grade (2014)

3 pm          10th grade (2015)

4 pm          11th grade (2014)

5 pm          12th grade (2013)

6 pm          12th grade (2013)

 Registration for 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th               9 am - 10:30 am

 Registration for 12th grade (Seniors)             3 pm - 4 pm

 Participants need to bring basketball gear to play in.  Every participant will be issued and game jersey with a number that will be turned in at the end of their last game for a T-shirt.  Every participant will play in 2 showcase games. 


6th Annual Arizona Middle School Basketball Exposure Showcase | January 27

Area Codes 3

Sunday - January 27, 2013

(9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)


2625 East Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Team Entry Fee: $125 or Individual Player Fee: $40

Limited to players in grades 5th thru 8th (ages 11-14)

This is Arizona’s ONLY exposure event of the year!


 *Participate in a Life Skills classroom session (optional)

*Each player will be ranked by several scouts & recruiting services in attendance

*Daily coverage will be posted on local/national scouting services and local websites

*The event will be covered by,,,, &

*Top players will receive an invitation to Pangos Jr. All-American Camp in February


RICH MCGEE (480) 206-3349 OR CHAD GROTH (602) 318-4731