On Guard: Red Mountain Senior Has Basketball Genes

Andres Mayberry has always been around the game of basketball.

With his dad, Glen Mayberry, being a college referee the game was a big part of his youth. Father and son spend countless hours talking about all aspects of the game as Red Mountain senior prepares for his final season.

“Most of the time it is basketball but my mom tries to separate basketball from family time,” Andres Mayberry recently said with a wide smile to Sports360AZ.com at an Arizona Christian team camp. “She tries to pick different topics…sometimes it’s difficult.”

What hasn’t been difficult for the five-foot-10, 150-pound left-handed point guard is the evolution of his game. After averaging 10 points and connecting on close to 30% of his three-point attempts last year the Mountain Lions will lean on his scoring, playmaking and leadership next season.

“One thing I want to work on is my leadership,” he said. “I think if I grow into that role it’s just going to help me defensively and offensively…we’re definitely a young team but we have really good chemistry. If we can just learn how to play together we’ll have a great season.”

Mayberry, who patterns his game after Steph Curry, has already caught the attention of colleges. ACU has shown interest and he’s received letters from Washington State and Saint Mary’s College.

“I definitely want to keep playing, anywhere that looks at me,” Mayberry said. “I want to study journalism.”

Mayberry has already proven to be a quick study on and off the court.