As we begin the state tournaments, here’s a look at the Arizona Republic High School Basketball Super 10, the best teams in the state, regardless of conference.
Until February 17, 2020
No. 1 Goodyear Millennium Tigers 21-5
With super juniors DaRon Holmes and Justus Jackson leading this team, she’s ready to make every possession count as the games get tougher in the 5A tournament for the No. 1 seed.
No. 2 Mesa Skyline Coyotes 25-2
They will use that No. 4 seed from the 6A tournament as a chip on their shoulders and try to make history and become the first team in school history to win the Golden Ball.
No. 3 Avondale La Joya Fighting Lobos 22-3
This team has won the Southwest Region title and a school-record 20-game winning streak, but they will need to be at their best to reach the 6A quarterfinals for the first time in club history. school.
Tucson Salpointe Catholic Lancers #4 26-1
Lead point guard Evan Nelson wants to take it one step further after losing to Shadow Mountain in the state final and semifinals in the last two years of the 4A tournament.
No. 5 Tucson Catalina Foothills Falcons 23-2
This team’s only loss in Arizona was against Salpointe, a team they had beaten earlier, so confidence is simmering as they prepare for a great run in 4A.
No. 6 Phoenix Desert Vista Thunder 24-3
The first seed in the 6A tournament, the Thunder are hoping to make another big run for the title.
No. 7 Phoenix St. Mary’s 22-3
The Knights have rolled all season in 4A with a young but extremely talented group that has improved greatly since December.
No. 8 Glendale Ironwood Eagles 24-2
It’s been a magical year for this guard-focused team led by Dominic Gonzalez and Trent Hudgens.
No. 9 Phoenix Sunnyslope Vikings 21-5
The Vikings have had a great comeback since being knocked out by Millennium and are hoping to get another chance against the Tigers.
No. 10 Surprise Paradise pays tribute to Panthers 21-5
They’re only ranked fourth in the 3A tournament, so maybe this team will be motivated by that to break through and win the school’s first state championship.
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