Sports360AZ All-Academic Boys Basketball Team (1A-4A)

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For eight years, Sport360AZ has been committed to acknowledging the best and brightest student-athletes in Arizona. We are excited to introduce the Sports360AZ All-Academic Winter Sports Teams brought to you by Venezia’s Pizzeria and IBEW 640 to recognize the excellence of student-athletes not only on the court 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. Submissions surpassed last year’s total by over 500 nominations. Thank you for recognizing these incredible student-athletes!

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 above 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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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. Our Contractors and Members have done extensive work at Arizona’s largest schools and universities, including large solar installations, and have been involved in most of the major sports stadiums/arenas in the Phoenix Metro area. 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. 

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

First Team

Joshua CapelChandler Prep4.83 weighted GPA
Tommy WhitleyScottsdale Preparatory Academy4.83 weighted GPA
Christian LeclaireChandler Prep Academy4.81 weighted GPA
Dominik BednarzDesert Edge4.78 weighted GPA
Xavier HendrixArizona College Prep4.77 weighted GPA
Nicolas ChangArizona College Prep4.7 weighted GPA
Daryian MatthewsDysart4.7 weighted GPA
Levi TuckfieldCombs4.68 weighted GPA
Matthew KearneyArizona College Prep4.65 weighted GPA
William JakubczykVeritas Prep4.62 weighted GPA
Zachary JacksonVeritas Prep4.62 weighted GPA
David GiacobbiSeton Catholic4.6 weighted GPA
Lucas McDougallArizona College Prep4.57 weighted GPA
Umberto AmbraArizona College Prep4.55 weighted GPA
Alan KimArizona College Prep4.5 weighted GPA
Ethan MoulesongArizona College Prep4.47 weighted GPA
Justice TurleyGilbert Classical Academy4.43 weighted GPA
Harsha KottaGilbert Classical Academy4.4 weighted GPA
Jordan SalazarArizona College Prep4.37 weighted GPA
Elijah HamstraNorthwest Christian4.36 weighted GPA
Hyrum SawyerGilbert Classical Academy4.35 weighted GPA
Casey GreeneArcadia4.35 weighted GPA
Brandon FishArete Prep4.3 weighted GPA
Braden PolleyGilbert Classical Academy4.3 weighted GPA
William WhitleyAntelope Union4.3 weighted GPA
Karsten Gargan Gilbert Christian4.3 weighted GPA
Tyler GebingArizona College Prep4.28 weighted GPA
Luke KlinglerGilbert Classical Academy4.26 weighted GPA
Marko VuleticVeritas Prep4.24 Weighted GPA
Ryan LeeArizona College Prep4.24 weighted GPA
Avery BuckleyJoseph City4.22 weighted GPA
Max MarvinVeritas Prep4.22 Weighted GPA
Harris LytleVeritas Prep4.2 weighted GPA
Jackson SeagraveRancho Solano Prep4.2 weighted GPA
Austin SmutzerFlorence4.2 weighted GPA
Ayden Hoyt Gilbert Christian4.2 weighted GPA
Blaise SkikosVeritas Prep4.19 Weighted GPA
Evan BroomeVeritas Prep4.19 Weighted GPA
Johnathan MetzgerNorthwest Christian4.19 weighted GPA
Kobi KoerperichHolbrook4.13 weighted GPA
Tyson Heyn Gilbert Christian4.12 weighted GPA
Philip DuBoseThe Gregory School4.11 weighted GPA
Dylan SchoenhardtGilbert Classical Academy4.1 weighted GPA
Jayden GossMiami4.1 Weighted GPA
Jack TawneyArizona College Prep4.1 weighted GPA
Tyler LerewCanyon Del Oro4.1 weighted GPA
Nick WilberArcadia4.09 weighted GPA
Evan PunchesRancho Solano Prep4.07 Weighted GPA
Hunter RuckRancho Solano Prep4.07 weighted GPA
Kristopher KlindtMiami4.06 weighted GPA
Blake BurneyVeritas Prep4.03 weighted GPA
Cassell WigginsGila Ridge4.03 weighted GPA
Colter WestoverJoseph City4.02 weighted GPA
Josiah EatonVeritas Prep4.02 weighted GPA
Niko PikarRancho Solano Prep4.01 weighted GPA
Owen KremerArete Prep4.0 weighted GPA
Samer MouradArete Prep4.0 weighted GPA
Kota BensonBaboquivari4.0 weighted GPA
Seth CastroBaboquivari4.0 weighted GPA
Liam CombsArizona College Prep4.0 weighted GPA
Connor AllemanKingman Academy4.0 Weighted GPA
Jorge LujanDouglas4.0 weighted GPA
Juan David FerrelImmaculate Heart4.0 unweighted GPA
Kevin HaynesImmaculate Heart4.0 unweighted GPA
John HavilandWickenburg4.0 unweighted GPA

Honorable Mention

Aaron Bode – Arizona Lutheran Academy – 3.18 unweighted GPA
Aiden Harris – Gilbert Classical Academy – 3.9  weighted GPA
Alberto Mamolejo – Valley Union  – 3.85 unweighted GPA
Andrew Camacho – Peoria – 3.88 unweighted GPA
Andrew Scranton – Seton Catholic – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Andrew Stanbrook – Immaculate Heart – 3.76 unweighted GPA
Anthony Fontes – Santa Rita – 3.6 weighted GPA
Anthony Willis – Rancho Solano Prep – 3.92 unweighted GPA
Austin Shiflet – Combs – 3.5 weighted GPA
Ben Jones – Gilbert Christian – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Braden Miller – Salpointe Catholic – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Caden Heyn – Gilbert Christian – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Cameron Adams – Northwest Christian – 3.8 weighted GPA
Christian Bert – Pinon – 3.8 weighted GPA
Colton Justice – Payson – 3.6 unweighted GPA
Conner White – Gila Ridge – 3.61 weighted GPA
Connor Hatch – Payson – 3.96 unweighted GPA
Connor Johns – Gilbert Classical Academy – 3.8 weighted GPA
Corey Perry – Peoria – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Damien Humphrey – Leading Edge Academy – 3.58 weighted GPA
Daniel Cetta – Florence – 3.9 weighted GPA
Daniel Hernandez – Immaculate Heart – 3.81 unweighted GPA
Daniel Martinez – Chino Valley – 3.92 unweighted GPA
Dayton Draper – Arizona Lutheran Academy – 3.09 unweighted GPA
De’Marion Anderson – Youngker – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Dexter Waterman – Payson – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Eddie Van Sant – Northwest Christian – 3.85 weighted GPA
Eduardo Ramirez – Immaculate Heart – 3.35 unweighted GPA
Eli Bradsky – Seton Catholic – 3.4 unweighted GPA
Ethan Goodlett – Valley Union  – 3.75 unweighted GPA
Evan Nelson – Salpointe Catholic – 3.6 unweighted GPA
Francisco Lugo – Douglas – 3.5 weighted GPA
Grant Weitman – Salpointe Catholic – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Hunter Ferguson – Payson – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Isaac Monroe – Peoria – 3.24 unweighted GPA
Jack O’Grady – Payson – 3.6 unweighted GPA
Jack Schaumberg – Arizona Lutheran Academy – 3.55 unweighted GPA
Jacob Clapper – Desert Edge – 3.5 weighted GPA
Jacob Leslie – MALC – 3.3 unweighted GPA
Jacob Shannon – Gilbert Classical Academy – 3.8 weighted GPA
Jacob Sonke – Valley Union  – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Jae Singson – Arcadia – 3.94 weighted GPA
Jake Cioe – Salpointe Catholic – 3.8 unweighted GPA
James Dienes – Rancho Solano Prep – 3.23 unweighted GPA
Jamison Kay – Gila Ridge – 3.5 weighted GPA
Jared Kennedy – Gilbert Classical Academy – 3.9 weighted GPA
Jay Edwards – Joseph City – 3.70 weighted GPA
Joes Vazquez – Wickenburg – 3.8 weighted GPA
Joey Angelo – Seton Catholic – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Jonathan Morrison – Veritas Prep – 3.93 weighted GPA
Jordan Stevens – Gila Ridge – 3.05 unweighted GPA
Jordan Taylor – Youngker – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Jose Rene Valenzuela – Douglas – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Jose Ruiz – Douglas – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Josh Hansell – Seton Catholic – 3.9 weighted GPA
Josiah Prior – The Gregory School – 3.59 weighted GPA
Kadin Beler – Arcadia – 3.87 weighted GPA
Karter Lampsa – Joseph City – 3.7 weighted GPA
Kason Payne – Rancho Solano Prep – 3.27 unweighted GPA
Kett Andersen – Combs – 3.39 unweighted GPA
Keyshon Upchurch – Seton Catholic – 3.5 weighted GPA
Leo Gruenstein – The Gregory School – 3.96 weighted GPA
Leonel Paredes – Douglas – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Martin Lizarraga – Salpointe Catholic – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Matt Schillne – Gilbert Christian – 3.62 unweighted GPA
Matthew McClelland – Arete Prep – 3.7 weighted GPA
Matthew Riddle – Miami – 3.85 unweighted GPA
Max Lightfoot – Gilbert Christian – 3.85 unweighted GPA
Michael Dienes – Rancho Solano Prep – 3.17 unweighted GPA
Myles Hersha – Salpointe Catholic – 3.4 unweighted GPA
Nick Almsted – Wickenburg – 3.51 unweighted GPA
Nick Moren – Arcadia – 3.93 weighted GPA
Noah Chilgreen – Salpointe Catholic – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Noe Vargas – Rancho Solano Prep – 3.23 unweighted GPA
Owen Shaw – Arcadia – 3.89 weighted GPA
Porter Flake – Payson – 3.86 unweighted GPA
Raul Valencia – Wickenburg – 3.83 unweighted GPA
Riley Fornerette – Dysart – 3.83 weighted GPA
Sam Mobisson – Seton Catholic – 3.9 weighted GPA
Sam Spindler – Seton Catholic – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Sebastian Moscoso – Immaculate Heart – 3.09 unweighted GPA
Skyler Burney – Veritas Prep – 3.56 weighted GPA
Tanner Peery – Miami – 3.65 unweighted GPA
Tanner Plitzuweit – Arizona Lutheran Academy – 3.55 unweighted GPA
Tanner Price – Combs – 3.35 weighted GPA
Tommy Irish – Salpointe Catholic – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Tommy Toole – Salpointe Catholic – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Trevor Flores – Payson – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Trey Hohlbein – Antelope Union – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Tristan Abeyta – Salpointe Catholic – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Tyson Legner – Rancho Solano Prep – 3.69 weighted GPA
Victor Robles Moreno – Immaculate Heart – 3.19 unweighted GPA
Vince Edwards – The Gregory School – 3.95 weighted GPA
Will Howell – Payson – 3.66 unweighted GPA
Wyatt Kelly – Gilbert Christian – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Wyatt Larson – Combs – 3.66 weighted GPA
Zeke Stewart – Valley Union  – 3.9 unweighted GPA