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

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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 Local 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

Jonah Pachico Agua Fria 5.13 weighted GPA
Raghav Warrier Paradise Valley 4.8 weighted GPA
Anthony Gibbs Shadow Ridge 4.8 weighted GPA
Jalen Lee Hamilton 4.8 weighted GPA
Anthony Giliberto Paradise Valley 4.68 weighted GPA
Isaiah “Zay” Freeney South Mountain 4.67 weighted GPA
Aadem Isai Valley Vista 4.62 weighted GPA
Mason Moseley Casteel 4.61 weighted GPA
Cole Buzas Chaparral 4.6 weighted GPA
Davis Church Casteel 4.57 weighted GPA
Aram Simonov Casteel 4.54 weighted GPA
Joel Caldwell Casteel 4.53 weighted GPA
Jawuan Lewis Casteel 4.51 weighted GPA
Kyle Landeryou Williams Field 4.51 weighted GPA
Kyle Wandel Horizon 4.5 weighted GPA
Osman Ogras Corona Del Sol 4.5 weighted GPA
Liam Burt Casteel 4.45 weighted GPA
Parker Korbin Horizon 4.45 weighted GPA
Ethan Jones Marana 4.4 weighted GPA
Demari Hackett Valley Vista 4.4 weighted GPA
James Huston Casteel 4.39 weighted GPA
Clayton Werner Valley Vista 4.35 weighted GPA
Dane Christensen Casteel 4.33 weighted GPA
Herbert “Pike” Tancil Willow Canyon 4.33 weighted GPA
Nic Giliberto Paradise Valley 4.33 weighted GPA
Aaron Foote Hamilton 4.3 weighted GPA
Aric Urban Corona Del Sol 4.3 weighted GPA
Donovan Johnson Shadow Ridge 4.28 weighted GPA
Matthew Whisler Chaparral 4.28 weighted GPA
John Kane Shadow Ridge 4.25 weighted GPA
Miles Nash Brophy College Prep 4.24 weighted GPA
Marcus Libman Pinnacle 4.23 weighted GPA
Nick Ambrose Horizon 4.21 weighted GPA
Carson Mott Cienega 4.2 weighted GPA
Devon Seifer Paradise Valley 4.2 weighted GPA
Terrell Doxie Valley Vista 4.2 weighted GPA
Anthony Irvin Corona Del Sol 4.2 weighted GPA
Turner Symancyk Notre Dame Prep 4.19 weighted GPA
Tosh Baker Pinnacle 4.19 weighted GPA
Zach Foster Millennium 4.18 weighted GPA
Glory Nwotite Shadow Ridge 4.13 weighted GPA
Quentin Cibulka Brophy College Prep 4.12 weighted GPA
Derek Smith Horizon 4.1 weighted GPA
Michael Batchelor Millennium 4.1 weighted GPA
Croix Sweeney Horizon 4.1 unweighted GPA
Jon Kane Shadow Ridge 4.07 weighted GPA
Micah Reaban Corona Del Sol 4.0 weighted GPA
Hunter Forsberg Ironwood 4.0 unweighted GPA
Steinar Christianson Ironwood 4.0 unweighted GPA
Jacob Ayars Liberty 4.0 unweighted GPA
Jacob Patterson Liberty 4.0 unweighted GPA
Maxwell Henderson Hamilton 4.0 unweighted GPA
Bryce Hanson Willow Canyon 4.0 unweighted GPA


Honorable Mention

Aaron Rice – Ironwood – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Adonis Thomas – Ironwood – 3.4 unweighted GPA
Alex Gaylor – Paradise Valley – 3.97 weighted GPA
Alfredo Carbajal Jr – Kofa – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Allan Escobar – Willow Canyon – 3.5 weighted GPA
Arman Madi – Brophy College Prep – 3.77 weighted GPA
Arnold Dates – Brophy College Prep – 3.95 weighted GPA
Basil Ribakare – Brophy College Prep – 3.36 unweighted GPA
Brandon Lee – Corona Del Sol – 3.9 weighted GPA
Brandon Nacario – Notre Dame Prep – 3.5 weighted GPA
Caelan Russell – Casteel – 3.02 unweighted GPA
Carson Ledbetter – Casteel – 3.16 unweighted GPA
Christian Tucker – Perry – 3.53 unweighted GPA
Christopher Griffin – Notre Dame Prep – 3.6 Weighted GPA
Cody williams – Perry – 3.16 unwieghted GPA
Connor Oless – Ironwood – 3.85 unweighted GPA
Cooper Lennon – Paradise Valley – 3.91 weighted GPA
Daniel Mendez – Sunnyside  – 3.57 weighted GPA
DaRon Holmes – Millennium – 3.23 unweighted GPA
David Bright – Willow Canyon – 3.2 unweighted GPA
David Teibo – Ironwood – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Demarco Wiley – Perry – 3.75 unweighted
Desi Burrage – Brophy College Prep – 3.74 weighted GPA
Deven Franks – Casteel – 3.24 unweighted GPA
Dominic Gonzalez – Ironwood – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Drey Sherwood – Casteel – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Duke Brennan – Perry – 3.93 unweighted GPA
Dustin Crenshaw – Perry – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Dwayne Lacour – Valley Vista  – 3.67 weighted GPA
Dylan Anderson – Perry – 3.38 unweighted GPA
Eric Blackwell – Corona Del Sol – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Evan Skeoch – Perry – 3.07 unweighted GPA
Gannon Short – Shadow Ridge – 3.75 weighted GPA
George Verdugo – Marana – 3.8 weighted GPA
Isaiah Newcombe – Casteel – 3.26 unweighted GPA
Issac Garcia – Cholla  – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Jaden Hager – Casteel – 3.13 unweighted GPA
Jake Hayenga – Hamilton – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Jamaal Dean – Ironwood – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Jayson Hayes – Willow Canyon – 3.95 weighted GPA
Jeffrey Maurer – Corona Del Sol – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Jesus Botiller – Brophy College Prep – 3.57 weighted GPA
Joe Feeney – Brophy College Prep – 3.28 unweighted GPA
Joevanni Larcia – Willow Canyon – 3.55 weighted GPA
Jordan Hope – Paradise Valley – 3.59 weighted GPA
Jorden Josep – Chaparral – 3.85 unweighted GPA
JP Musselmann – Brophy College Prep – 3.96 weighted GPA
Justice Marmara – Millennium – 3.4 unweighted GPA
Maguire Peterson – Notre Dame Prep – 3.54 Weighted GPA
Marcos Fuentes – Sunnyside  – 3.8 weighted GPA
Masai Dean – Cholla – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Matin Strong – Valley Vista  – 3.17 unweighted GPA
Maxwell Brent – Marana – 3.93 weighted GPA
Nathan Ko – Casteel – 3.16 unweighted GPA
Nathan Wold – Perry – 3.35 unweighted GPA
Preston Grako – Casteel – 3.26 unweighted GPA
Quinn Thorne – Corona  Del Sol – 3.75 weighted GPA
Robby Devries – Millennium  – 3.71 weighted GPA
Roosevelt Bryant IV – Brophy College Prep – 3.94 weighted GPA
Ruben Cazares – Cholla – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Sunday John – Willow Canyon – 3.3 unweighted GPA
Tate Newitt – Paradise Valley – 3.74 weighted GPA
Trent Hudgens – Ironwood – 3.3 unweighted GPA
Uriel Olivarez – Desert View – 3.93 weighted GPA
Winston Brown – Perry – 3.09 unweighted GPA
Xavier Vaughn – Willow Canyon – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Zach Williams – Brophy College Prep – 3.73 weighted GPA