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 Capel Chandler Prep 4.83 weighted GPA
Tommy Whitley Scottsdale Preparatory Academy 4.83 weighted GPA
Christian Leclaire Chandler Prep Academy 4.81 weighted GPA
Dominik Bednarz Desert Edge 4.78 weighted GPA
Xavier Hendrix Arizona College Prep 4.77 weighted GPA
Nicolas Chang Arizona College Prep 4.7 weighted GPA
Daryian Matthews Dysart 4.7 weighted GPA
Levi Tuckfield Combs 4.68 weighted GPA
Matthew Kearney Arizona College Prep 4.65 weighted GPA
William Jakubczyk Veritas Prep 4.62 weighted GPA
Zachary Jackson Veritas Prep 4.62 weighted GPA
David Giacobbi Seton Catholic 4.6 weighted GPA
Lucas McDougall Arizona College Prep 4.57 weighted GPA
Umberto Ambra Arizona College Prep 4.55 weighted GPA
Alan Kim Arizona College Prep 4.5 weighted GPA
Ethan Moulesong Arizona College Prep 4.47 weighted GPA
Justice Turley Gilbert Classical Academy 4.43 weighted GPA
Harsha Kotta Gilbert Classical Academy 4.4 weighted GPA
Jordan Salazar Arizona College Prep 4.37 weighted GPA
Elijah Hamstra Northwest Christian 4.36 weighted GPA
Hyrum Sawyer Gilbert Classical Academy 4.35 weighted GPA
Casey Greene Arcadia 4.35 weighted GPA
Brandon Fish Arete Prep 4.3 weighted GPA
Braden Polley Gilbert Classical Academy 4.3 weighted GPA
William Whitley Antelope Union 4.3 weighted GPA
Karsten Gargan  Gilbert Christian 4.3 weighted GPA
Tyler Gebing Arizona College Prep 4.28 weighted GPA
Luke Klingler Gilbert Classical Academy 4.26 weighted GPA
Marko Vuletic Veritas Prep 4.24 Weighted GPA
Ryan Lee Arizona College Prep 4.24 weighted GPA
Avery Buckley Joseph City 4.22 weighted GPA
Max Marvin Veritas Prep 4.22 Weighted GPA
Harris Lytle Veritas Prep 4.2 weighted GPA
Jackson Seagrave Rancho Solano Prep 4.2 weighted GPA
Austin Smutzer Florence 4.2 weighted GPA
Ayden Hoyt  Gilbert Christian 4.2 weighted GPA
Blaise Skikos Veritas Prep 4.19 Weighted GPA
Evan Broome Veritas Prep 4.19 Weighted GPA
Johnathan Metzger Northwest Christian 4.19 weighted GPA
Kobi Koerperich Holbrook 4.13 weighted GPA
Tyson Heyn  Gilbert Christian 4.12 weighted GPA
Philip DuBose The Gregory School 4.11 weighted GPA
Dylan Schoenhardt Gilbert Classical Academy 4.1 weighted GPA
Jayden Goss Miami 4.1 Weighted GPA
Jack Tawney Arizona College Prep 4.1 weighted GPA
Tyler Lerew Canyon Del Oro 4.1 weighted GPA
Nick Wilber Arcadia 4.09 weighted GPA
Evan Punches Rancho Solano Prep 4.07 Weighted GPA
Hunter Ruck Rancho Solano Prep 4.07 weighted GPA
Kristopher Klindt Miami 4.06 weighted GPA
Blake Burney Veritas Prep 4.03 weighted GPA
Cassell Wiggins Gila Ridge 4.03 weighted GPA
Colter Westover Joseph City 4.02 weighted GPA
Josiah Eaton Veritas Prep 4.02 weighted GPA
Niko Pikar Rancho Solano Prep 4.01 weighted GPA
Owen Kremer Arete Prep 4.0 weighted GPA
Samer Mourad Arete Prep 4.0 weighted GPA
Kota Benson Baboquivari 4.0 weighted GPA
Seth Castro Baboquivari 4.0 weighted GPA
Liam Combs Arizona College Prep 4.0 weighted GPA
Connor Alleman Kingman Academy 4.0 Weighted GPA
Jorge Lujan Douglas 4.0 weighted GPA
Juan David Ferrel Immaculate Heart 4.0 unweighted GPA
Kevin Haynes Immaculate Heart 4.0 unweighted GPA
John Haviland Wickenburg 4.0 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