Sports360AZ All-Academic Boys Basketball Team (5A-6A)

For nine years, Sports360AZ has been committed to acknowledging the best and brightest student athletes in Arizona. We are excited once again to introduce the Sports360AZ All-Academic Winter Sport Teams brought to you by IBEW Local 640, Desert Financial Credit UnionVenezia’s Pizzeria, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and Valle Luna Mexican restaurants to recognize excellence of student athletes not only in competition but in the classroom as well. 

We were overwhelmed by the response from players, coaches, athletic directors and parents and their nominations. This is the largest Sports360AZ All-Academic Winter Team in this recognition’s history with every sport setting a record number of nominations.

A few notes on how the team was compiled: 

Sports360AZ reached out to every athletic director in the state, as well as every varsity head coach for the respective sports requesting nominations based on performance in the classroom. We also opened up nominations to parents and players as well. This is the only way to be named to the all-academic team. Thank you to the high school community for recognizing these student-athletes!

IBEW Local 640 was chartered in 1925 to provide the best-qualified Electricians to our signatory Contractors and provide livable wages, health and retirement benefits for our members. In Arizona, the IBEW is the only organization that certifies the skills and knowledge of a Journeyman Wireman, and then backs that certification with a guarantee to the employers who hire them. As new green technologies are incorporated into the nation’s power grid, Local 640 leads the way in our ability to train and provide qualified manpower for solar and wind installations in the quantities that will be required to complete these projects.  

 

Desert Financial Credit Union was founded in 1939 by 15 Valley educators who wanted to serve their community. With just $78.75 between them, they pooled their money together to start a financial institution that would later become Arizona’s largest and most convenient locally-based credit union. Desert Financial is proud to have over 50 local branches across Arizona and over 330,000 members across the state. At Desert Financial, we have a passion for creating exceptional experiences for our members, and for giving back to our local community!

 

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Venezia’s NY Style Pizzeria is a family owned restaurant that opened in Tempe, Arizona in 1998 and now has 5 locations in Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa and North Phoenix. We offer great slice specials for under $10, as well as sandwiches, pasta, salads, desserts and appetizers! If you are looking to feed a large group you can order one of our famous Party Pizzas which feed 7-10 people and is 24 inches. Venezia’s has dine-in, takeout and delivery, and you can also order online at www.venezias.com or download our App to start enjoying these great options soon!

 

As a thank you for participating in the All-Academic Fall teams, Venezia’s is currently offering $4 off any order of $25 or more by using offer code: AZ1421

 

If you’re looking for great Sonoran food, an inviting atmosphere, look no further than Valle Luna Mexican Cantina. We invite you to enjoy the very best in Sonoran style dishes, our family atmosphere, luncheon specials, children’s menus and our fast, friendly service since 1983. With three Valley locations, you’re able to experience our tremendous menu and atmosphere no matter where you are.

 

Thank you so much for your nominations, and be sure to use #Sports360AZScholars when sharing these teams on social media.

First Team

Christopher Stoica Shadow Ridge 4.74 weighted GPA
Elijah Burlend Perry 4.74 weighted GPA
Luke Traynor Arcadia 4.70 weighted GPA
Juan Pablo Cervantes Nogales 4.7 weighted GPA
Chase Winkelmann Chandler 4.67 weighted GPA
Gavin Bray Desert Ridge 4.63 weighted GPA
Conner Aldridge Canyon View 4.62 weighted GPA
Aadem Isai Valley Vista 4.60 weighted GPA
Davis Church Casteel 4.6 weighted GPA
Mason Moseley Casteel 4.6 weighted GPA
Sean Chance Casteel 4.6 weighted GPA
Gibran Chavez Nogales 4.6 weighted GPA
Aaron Foote Hamilton 4.6 weighted GPA
Demari Hackett Valley Vista 4.59 weighted GPA
Terrell Doxie Valley Vista 4.56 weighted GPA
Terrell Doxie Valley Vista 4.55 weighted GPA
Lucas Fichiera Basha 4.53 weighted GPA
Brandon Austin Arcadia 4.52 weighted GPA
Caleb Weaver Campo Verde 4.5 weighted GPA
Eduardo Herrera Nogales 4.5 weighted GPA
Sebastian Montijo-Gil Nogales 4.5 weighted GPA
Jalen Lee Hamilton 4.5 weighted GPA
Blake Johnson Perry 4.48 weighted GPA
Bruno Bozzo Pinnacle 4.47 weighted GPA
James Poplawski Arcadia 4.44 weighted GPA
Clayton Werner Valley Vista 4.44 weighted GPA
Kevin White Casa Grande Union 4.43 weighted GPA
Ben Kmak Cienega 4.42 weighted GPA
Cohen Aldridge Canyon View 4.4 weighted GPA
Cole Pace Campo Verde 4.4 weighted GPA
James Aschenbrener Campo Verde 4.4 weighted GPA
Anthony Wheatley Willow Canyon 4.4 weighted GPA
Parker Hall Casteel 4.4 weighted GPA
Nikola Kostadinovski Corona del Sol 4.4 weighted GPA
Mason Taylor Sunnyslope 4.37 weighted GPA
Will Lozevski Arcadia 4.35 weighted GPA
Rocco Bonomi Shadow Ridge 4.33 weighted GPA
Grant Denzak Cactus Shadows 4.3 weighted GPA
Caden Zurek Casteel 4.3 weighted GPA
Liam Burt Casteel 4.3 weighted GPA
Oakland Fort Sunnyslope 4.3 weighted GPA
Ben Egbo Perry 4.3 weighted GPA
Miles Nash Brophy 4.28 weighted GPA
Myles Libman Pinnacle 4.28 weighted GPA
Jacob Dolasinski Brophy 4.27 weighted GPA
Pike Tancil Willow Canyon 4.25 weighted GPA
Duce Robinson Pinnacle 4.25 weighted GPA
Connor Fitzgerald Brophy 4.24 weighted GPA
Isaiah Kai Campo Verde 4.2 weighted GPA
Bryce Hanson Willow Canyon 4.2 weighted GPA
Brandon Lee Corona del Sol 4.2 weighted GPA
Ben Mills Brophy 4.18 weighted GPA
Daniel Valadez Canyon View 4.17 weighted GPA
Quentin Cibulka Brophy 4.15 weighted GPA
Barron Silsby Perry 4.14 weighted GPA
Nate Ko Casteel 4.1 weighted GPA
Quinn Thorne Corona del Sol 4.1 weighted GPA
Thomas Hastings Basha 4.1 weighted GPA
Torin Bosch Basha 4.1 weighted GPA
Jake Hayenga Hamilton 4.1 weighted GPA
Michael Andresakis Hamilton 4.1 weighted GPA
Adam Blunt Casa Grande Union 4.05 weighted GPA
Max McEuen Pinnacle 4.05 weighted GPA
Maxson McEuen Pinnacle 4.05 weighted GPA
Anthony Flores Casa Grande Union 4.03 weighted GPA
JP Musselmann Brophy 4.03 weighted GPA
Kaden Kennedy Desert Ridge 4.02 weighted GPA
Adam Keppel Cactus Shadows 4.0 weighted GPA
Cassell Wiggins Gila Ridge 4.0 weighted GPA
Maxwell Anderson Cactus Shadows 4.0 weighted GPA
Noah Dutcher Cactus Shadows 4.0 weighted GPA
Connor Oless Ironwood 4.0 unweighted GPA
Hunter Forsberg Ironwood 4.0 unweighted GPA
Maverick Cavanaugh Arcadia 4.0 unweighted GPA
Steinar Christianson Ironwood 4.0 unweighted GPA
William Lovevski Arcadia 4.0 unweighted GPA

Honorable Mention

Adonis Thomas – Ironwood – 3.42 weighted GPA
Allan Escobar – Willow Canyon – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Andy Mora – Tri-City Christian – 3.94 weighted GPA
Arman Madi – Brophy – 3.77 weighted GPA
Ashton Catlett – Shadow Ridge – 3.56 weighted GPA
Brady Reynolds – Basha – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Braeden Speed – Brophy – 3.24 unweighted GPA
Brody LaMagdelaine – Desert Ridge – 3.69 unweighted GPA
Carson Ledbetter – Casteel – 3.4 unweighted GPA
Carson Woods – Cactus Shadows – 3.5 weighted GPA
Christian Budd – Cactus Shadows – 3.7 weighted GPA
Christian Tucker – Perry – 3.52 weighted GPA
Cohen Ferguson – Campo Verde – 3.7 weighted GPA
Cole Caruso – Cactus Shadows – 3.8 weighted GPA
Collin Haugen – Cactus Shadows – 3.5 weighted GPA
Conner White – Gila Ridge – 3.6 weighted GPA
Connor Benson – Cactus Shadows – 3.9 weighted GPA
Darian Walker – Casa Grande Union – 3.57 weighted GPA
Darren Nelms – Chandler – 3.83 weighted GPA
David Bright – Willow Canyon – 3.6 weighted GPA
Demarco Wiley – Perry – 3.85 weighted GPA
Demitrius Azcueta – Casa Grande Union – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Derek Sult – Campo Verde – 3.5 weighted GPA
Desi Burrage – Brophy – 3.91 weighted GPA
Devon Dampier – Pinnacle – 3.9 weighted GPA
Drey Sherwood – Casteel – 3.3 unweighted GPA
Dylan Anderson – Perry – 3.6 weighted GPA
Dylan Heath – Sunnyslope – 3.3 unweighted GPA
Elijah Paige – Pinnacle – 3.58 weighted GPA
Elijah Saunders – Sunnyslope – 3.6 weighted GPA
Grady Lewis – Sunnyslope – 3.7 weighted GPA
Hunter Martinez – Perry – 3.67 weighted GPA
Hunter Stratton – Corona del Sol – 3.4 unweighted GPA
Jacob Levin – Ironwood – 3.86 unweighted GPA
Jacob Vincelette – Shadow Ridge – 3.03 unweighted GPA
Jamaal Dean Jr. – Ironwood – 3.08 unweighted GPA
Jamison Crispin – Chandler – 3.65 weighted GPA
Jamison Kay – Gila Ridge – 3.7 weighted GPA
Jeffrey Maurer – Corona del Sol – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Joe Kelsey – Desert Ridge – 3.91 weighted GPA
Joey Grady – Pinnacle – 3.67 weighted GPA
John White Jr. – Ironwood – 3.17 unweighted GPA
Joseph Liberio – Cactus Shadows – 3.8 weighted GPA
Josh Tover – Shadow Ridge – 3.27 unweighted GPA
Josh Wegert – Tri-City Christian – 3.21 unweighted GPA
Justin Garcia – Campo Verde – 3.7 weighted GPA
Justin Hodgins – Chandler – 3.55 unweighted GPA
Kainoa Tabios – Willow Canyon – 3.5 weighted GPA
Kyle Waters – Perry – 3.72 weighted GPA
Leonard Romayor – Brophy – 3.89 weighted GPA
Luke Arington – Shadow Ridge – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Maddox Doolin – Basha – 3.97 Weighted GPA
Malcolm Olexa – Sunnyslope – 3.7 weighted GPA
Manny Perez – Sunnyslope – 3.8 weighted GPA
Mason Blankenship – Basha – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Matt Haltorp – Desert Ridge – 3.79 unweighted GPA
Michael Crossley – Brophy – 3.99 weighted GPA
Nael Al-Masri – Ironwood – 3.46 unweighted GPA
Nathan Williams – Cactus Shadows – 3.9 weighted GPA
Nick Barnes – Willow Canyon – 3.8 weighted GPA
Niko Ebert – Cactus Shadows – 3.5 weighted GPA
Oliver Hinder – Corona del Sol – 3.6 weighted GPA
Peyton Beauer – Corona del Sol – 3.51 weighted GPA
Preston Grako – Casteel – 3.9 weighted GPA
Preston Grako – Casteel – 3.9 weighted GPA
Preston Lee – Corona del Sol – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Raymond Lam – Corona del Sol – 3.87 weighted GPA
Roman Cummings – Chandler – 3.94 weighted GPA
Sam Sollars – Shadow Ridge – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Traekon Cash – Campo Verde – 3.6 weighted GPA
Ty Gibbs – Shadow Ridge – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Tyler Rosenfeld – Arcadia – 3.86 weighted GPA
Tyson Coleman – Casteel – 3.4 unweighted GPA
Tyson Wheeler – Chandler – 3.78 unweighted GPA
Walter “Julius” Williams – Ironwood – 3.26 unweighted GPA
Will Clark – Campo Verde – 3.5 weighted GPA
Xavier Vaughn – Willow Canyon – 3.4 unweighted GPA
Xavion Clark – Sunnyslope – 3.5 weighted GPA
Zach Strauss – Basha – 3.8 unweighted GPA