Arizona's Chad Groth & Area Code Basketball Expands Into Texas

Already known as one of the top basketball showcase producers in Arizona, Area Codes Chad Groth has been methodically promoting his events outside of Arizona in places like New Mexico, Nevada, California and now Texas.    Below is his upcoming Texas event featuring the top middle school basketball players in El Paso.   


2012 Battle of the Classes Super 80 Exposure Event

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Start Date: 10/12/2012



Grade Range:

9 - 12

Event Fee:


Registration Closes:


Event Description:

The Area Codes Basketball Scouting Service, and Super 80 Battle of the Classes will be held on Friday October 12 at Fultz Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, AZ.

In connection with the Arizona Junior College Jamboree this event will feature some of the top high school boys’ basketball players in Arizona. Several Scouts, DII, JUCO & NAIA College Coaches will be on hand to cover the action in this event.

The event coordinators are looking for some of the top high school players for this event. Players thru 9th – 12th grades that feel they should be in this event need to contact Chad Groth at 602.318.4731 or Email: 

All games will be webcast live on


  • Limited to 80 Top Prospects
  • *Battle of the Classes Showcase Exposure Event*
  • Event: Battle of the Classes Showcase Exposure Event for the Best Boys Grades 9-12 includes the Top 80 high school prospects in Arizona. 
  •  Cost: $30 online registration, $50 on October 12th
  • Place: Arizona Christian University – 2625 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032
  • Game Times: Friday, October 12, 2012
  • 6:30PM - Future Stars Showcase Game – Frosh vs Soph
  • 7:30PM – 2014 Junior Showcase Game
  • 8:30PM- 2013 Senior Showcase Game

Session I & II wrap up: Tucson ELITE 50 Fall Showcase

Tucson ELITE50 2012Tucson, AZ – This event attracted the best prospects in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Named the Tucson ELITE 50 because 50 players in each session were invited to attend the event that will run again next Spring and Fall.

The event was directed by Chad Groth and Brian Peabody this event secured the top prospects in Tucson, AZ.

With this event, Chad Groth and continues to solidify its position as one of Arizona's key youth basketball talent resource.

To read the entire Area Codes Basketball recap click on the below sessions:

SESSION 1 RECAP (Junior High School)

SESSION 2 RECAP ( High School )


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.

D1 Nation Releases Fall Interstate Challenge Schedule

Interstate-Challenge-Series-LogoBasketball fans, families and players.

Are you ready to burst onto the scene this fall or to cement your status as one of your area’s best players and increase your college recruiting profile?  The D1 Nation is coming to the following cities on a 5 week fall tour to identify and promote those who PRODUCE at my camp. has received 1.4 million hits over the last 2 plus years and is growing rapidly.

The format is as follows:

1. Each camper receives a shirt.

2. Each player gets their picture taken and entered into the D1 Nation’s database.  I do not sell my information to colleges.  I share it with them at no charge.  This is why it’s a win win situation for the player. This year’s format will be as follows:

3. There will be a one hour skills session with station work for all players.  (Not available at the I-35 Challlenge)

     Coach Max Ivany

Coach-Max-Phoenix14. Each player will then play in a game against their class year. (There is a possibility that we may mix class years in some locations).  Deserving players will be written up on by the Kingmaker, Max Ivany. In the last 48 hours alone I’ve been contacted by Brown, Houston, Stephen F. Austin, Oregon State, Texas A&M, College of Charleston, Wofford, Army and others about players in the Class of 2013, 2014 and 2015.  Make yourself part of the conversation!

COST:  $70 if paid in advance by check to:

D1 Nation   P.O. Box 2033  Round Rock TX 78680   For convenience we also have online registration set up. Just click on the link below:

Walk ups MAY be accepted at $85 but there’s no guarantee as last year most of the events were sold out.            

September 30:  Austin-San Antonio / I-35 Challenge / Austin, Texas / Sunday

October 6:  West Texas-New Mexico Challenge / Albuquerque, New Mexico / Saturday

October 14:  Cactus I-10 Challenge / Phoenix, Arizona / Sunday

October 20:  Oregon-Washington / I-5 Challenge / Portland, Oregon / Saturday

October 28:  Glitter Gulch I-15 Callenge / Las Vegas, Nevada / Sunday

November 4:  Rocky Mountain / I-40 Challenge / Denver, Colorado / Sunday 

To know more about Coach Max Ivany and D1 Nation CLICK HERE.

The 7th Annual Phoenix Fall Showcase

Phoenix College Fall League ShowcasePhoenix, AZ – It’s time for one of the biggest exposure events of the Fall in Arizona. The Phoenix Fall Showcase by Area Codes Basketball and

The date has been set for months and on October 20 and 21 the top prospects in Arizona, Nevada, California, Texas, Utah and New Mexico will hit the court to play in front of several scouts in attendance.

* This event is designed to provide all players an opportunity to demonstrate their competitive skills to the Division II, III, NAIA, and Junior College coaches and media invited to attend.

* Play against top level competition from Arizona and other areas.

* The goal is to provide each and every player an opportunity to showcase his game in front of some of the top national/regional scouts expected to be in attendance.

*The Phoenix Fall Showcase will create an opportunity for you to start your recruiting process if you choose to play after high school and attend college.

* Top player’s evaluation will be on a database and ranked after the Phoenix Fall Showcase and forwarded to over 300 Division I, II, III, NAIA, JUCO and Prep school coaches across the country.

To reserve your spot please contact Chad Groth (602) 318-4731 or

Recap – 2013 & 2014 Area Codes Basketball Scholar Athlete Academic Showcase

AREACODESBASKETBALL SHOWCASE RECAP 2012Phoenix, AZ – On Saturday September 8 in Phoenix, 75 of the top high school prospects in Arizona participated in the Scholar Athlete Academic Showcase at St. Mary’s High School.

Co-Directors Chad Groth (Area Codes Basketball) and Rick McGee (Next Level Basketball) hosted one of the best showcases of the Fall and with the exception knowing these players have over a 2.8 grade point average. “That’s what it will take to be qualified to play basketball at the next level you must keep the standards high and not risk, not making it”, said McGee.

This event was an “Invitation Only” as the committee selected the Scholar Athletes by reference of Scouts, High School Coaches, AAU Coaches and Committee members on the Area Codes Basketball board.

To read the rest of the recap in the original article....CLICK HERE.