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

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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!

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

First Team

Christopher StoicaShadow Ridge4.74 weighted GPA
Elijah BurlendPerry4.74 weighted GPA
Luke TraynorArcadia4.70 weighted GPA
Juan Pablo CervantesNogales4.7 weighted GPA
Chase WinkelmannChandler4.67 weighted GPA
Gavin BrayDesert Ridge4.63 weighted GPA
Conner AldridgeCanyon View4.62 weighted GPA
Aadem IsaiValley Vista4.60 weighted GPA
Davis ChurchCasteel4.6 weighted GPA
Mason MoseleyCasteel4.6 weighted GPA
Sean ChanceCasteel4.6 weighted GPA
Gibran ChavezNogales4.6 weighted GPA
Aaron FooteHamilton4.6 weighted GPA
Demari HackettValley Vista4.59 weighted GPA
Terrell DoxieValley Vista4.56 weighted GPA
Terrell DoxieValley Vista4.55 weighted GPA
Lucas FichieraBasha4.53 weighted GPA
Brandon AustinArcadia4.52 weighted GPA
Caleb WeaverCampo Verde4.5 weighted GPA
Eduardo HerreraNogales4.5 weighted GPA
Sebastian Montijo-GilNogales4.5 weighted GPA
Jalen LeeHamilton4.5 weighted GPA
Blake JohnsonPerry4.48 weighted GPA
Bruno BozzoPinnacle4.47 weighted GPA
James PoplawskiArcadia4.44 weighted GPA
Clayton WernerValley Vista4.44 weighted GPA
Kevin WhiteCasa Grande Union4.43 weighted GPA
Ben KmakCienega4.42 weighted GPA
Cohen AldridgeCanyon View4.4 weighted GPA
Cole PaceCampo Verde4.4 weighted GPA
James AschenbrenerCampo Verde4.4 weighted GPA
Anthony WheatleyWillow Canyon4.4 weighted GPA
Parker HallCasteel4.4 weighted GPA
Nikola KostadinovskiCorona del Sol4.4 weighted GPA
Mason TaylorSunnyslope4.37 weighted GPA
Will LozevskiArcadia4.35 weighted GPA
Rocco BonomiShadow Ridge4.33 weighted GPA
Grant DenzakCactus Shadows4.3 weighted GPA
Caden ZurekCasteel4.3 weighted GPA
Liam BurtCasteel4.3 weighted GPA
Oakland FortSunnyslope4.3 weighted GPA
Ben EgboPerry4.3 weighted GPA
Miles NashBrophy4.28 weighted GPA
Myles LibmanPinnacle4.28 weighted GPA
Jacob DolasinskiBrophy4.27 weighted GPA
Pike TancilWillow Canyon4.25 weighted GPA
Duce RobinsonPinnacle4.25 weighted GPA
Connor FitzgeraldBrophy4.24 weighted GPA
Isaiah KaiCampo Verde4.2 weighted GPA
Bryce HansonWillow Canyon4.2 weighted GPA
Brandon LeeCorona del Sol4.2 weighted GPA
Ben MillsBrophy4.18 weighted GPA
Daniel ValadezCanyon View4.17 weighted GPA
Quentin CibulkaBrophy4.15 weighted GPA
Barron SilsbyPerry4.14 weighted GPA
Nate KoCasteel4.1 weighted GPA
Quinn ThorneCorona del Sol4.1 weighted GPA
Thomas HastingsBasha4.1 weighted GPA
Torin BoschBasha4.1 weighted GPA
Jake HayengaHamilton4.1 weighted GPA
Michael AndresakisHamilton4.1 weighted GPA
Adam BluntCasa Grande Union4.05 weighted GPA
Max McEuenPinnacle4.05 weighted GPA
Maxson McEuenPinnacle4.05 weighted GPA
Anthony FloresCasa Grande Union4.03 weighted GPA
JP MusselmannBrophy4.03 weighted GPA
Kaden KennedyDesert Ridge4.02 weighted GPA
Adam KeppelCactus Shadows4.0 weighted GPA
Cassell WigginsGila Ridge4.0 weighted GPA
Maxwell AndersonCactus Shadows4.0 weighted GPA
Noah DutcherCactus Shadows4.0 weighted GPA
Connor OlessIronwood4.0 unweighted GPA
Hunter ForsbergIronwood4.0 unweighted GPA
Maverick CavanaughArcadia4.0 unweighted GPA
Steinar ChristiansonIronwood4.0 unweighted GPA
William LovevskiArcadia4.0 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

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