TOP ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Colby Alexander, Amoni Orozco, Marcus Stratton. BOTTOM ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Joshua Alva, Bryce Welker, Deven Hidalgo. MISSING FROM PICTURE: Jaxon McKown, Logan Brewer, Jacob Jolley, Mason Knollmiller
"It is a beautiful thing to witness when unity of force sets in. Young warriors coming together in the heat of battle to engage the competitive challenge before them. Win or lose the act of coming together makes winners of everyone involved. My spirit soars when I see the eyes of these developing All-Stars light up with confidence as questioning self-doubt transforms into a raging fire of eagerness that burns through the obstacles waiting for them in the hardwood arena. It is the power of team." - Coach Morales
Missing from Photo: Mateo Sarmiento, Reece Baldwin, Andrew Coffey. Top Row, Left to Right:Jacob Jolley, Konner Brockus,, Colby Alexander, Brandon Avalos, Brandon Avalos, Roberto Yellowman, Harrison Maxwell, Nick Jackoski. Bottom Row, Left to Right:Mason Knollmiller, Retief Yellowman, Noah Rasmussen, Bryce Richardson, Bryce Welker, Jaxon McKown.
Missing from Photo:Mateo Sarmiento, Reece Baldwin, Andrew Coffey. Top Row, Left to Right:Colby Alexander, Harrison Maxwell, Chet Yellowman, Brandon Avalos, Roberto Yellowman, Nick Jackoski. Bottom Row, Left to Right:Mason Knollmiller, Jaxon McKown, Konner Brockus, Bryce Richardson, Noah Rasmussen, Bryce Welker.
TOP ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Jaxon McKown, Bryce Richardson, Roberto Yellowman, Jacob Jolley, Reece Baldwin. BOTTOM ROW LEFT T RIGHT: Logan Brewer, Noah Rasmussen, Retief Yellowman, Andrew Coffey. MISSING FROM PHOTO: Nick Jackoski, Bryce Welker, Mason Knollmiller.
The Arizona All-Stars won the Harding league championship. The team displayed and incredible spirit of teamwork as they deployed excellent passing in order to get the ball to the player best positioned to take the best shot possible on each possession. It was a team showcase resulting in almost every league game to include the playoff games where the All-Stars scored in the 60's and 70's while holding the opposing team to less than 30 points per game. At times the opposing team was held to less than 20 points per game. The Arizona All-Stars program focuses on a well-balanced approach to defense and offense. Led by a teamwork mentality, the team is a pleasure to watch on the court. To see each player deploy a fundamentally sound approach to the game is poetry in motion. I am very proud of each player. For those interested on joining our basketball academy, don't hesitate to contact me at 480-232-8572 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Inspire Courts October 17 - 18 "Pink Ribbon" tournament, the "Read and React" offense was very effective as evidenced by winning almost every game with the exception of the championship game. Fortified by the Arizona All-Stars half-court 2/1/2 offense as well as the hard to penetrate 3/2 zone defense, the All-Stars were formidable in the tournament. In the championship game, the score was 25 - 17 at the half against a team that was blowing everyone away. During the 2nd half we succumbed to way too many turnovers to be competitive, however, as our skills become better, we will fix this area as well. Although the 2nd half was a tough one for us, the team fought until the very last second. Way to go!
From Left to Right Bottom Row: Bryce Welker, Joshua Capel, Brendan Figor, Noah Rasmussen. From Left to Right Top Row: Nick Jackoski, Jack Felix, Jayson Aguilar, Andrew Hahn, Mateo Sarmiento. Not in Picture: Jaxon McKown, Andrew Coffey.
The Arizona All-Stars won 3 of 4 games to win the final championship game with a score of 55-53 against AZ United at Inspire Courts' Euro Step Open Tournament. The championship game went to double overtime. All players displayed team work in the effort and very disciplined defense. Our overall shooting FG% improved greatly and each player showed great cardio endurance throughout the entire tournament which shows that our strength and conditioning program is making a great positive difference. Way to go All-Stars!