Arizona Republic Super 10 through December 19, 2021

A look at the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s top 10 high school boys’ basketball teams through December 19, 2021. This includes all conferences.

Great 10

1. Phoenix Sunnyslope Vikings, 9-1

Their only loss was to centennial Corona (California) in the Hoophall West, but, in Arizona, they have a chance to repeat as 6A champions, as long as the players around point guard Oakland Fort and the 6-foot-8 forward Elijah Saunders continue to contribute.

2. Phoenix Brophy Prep Broncos, 7-1

When they’re 100% healthy, watch out, it could be the Broncos’ year to win the state. One missing piece was 6-foot-6 Trey Phillips, who was dynamic in the paint. With tough defender Braeden Speed ​​showing attacking play, these guys are only going to get better.

3. Gilbert Perry Pumas, 10-3

This Big 3 of 7-foot Dylan Anderson, 6-7 Cody Williams and 6-8 Koa Peat is building a fortress that could be tough for anyone in 6A at the end of the year if they remain intact.

4. Phoenix St. Mary’s Knight, 2-2

They lost to Brophy by three and were knocked out at Hoophall West by Bishop Gorman, but they have a chance to improve over the holidays in Torrey Pines, Calif.

5. Chandler Hamilton Huskies, 10-2

They are good now and will be great the second half of the season when transfers become eligible. So far, Texas transfer Quincy Adams has been putting on a show when healthy.

6. Tempe McClintock Chargers, 8-1

This is perhaps the best team in 5A. It’s one of the most athletic teams in the state, led by Jaylen Wesley 6-4, averaging 25.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.3 steals per game.

7. Gilbert’s Tigers, 11-2

They are coming off a 53-51 5A loss to Glendale Apollo, who could be the sleeper team in 5A. They’ll figure things out in the second half of the season and have a solid run for the 5A title.

8. Pride of Phoenix Mountain Pointe, 5-1

They’re going to have to scramble, fend for themselves, and shoot teams with a lack of size. At 6-foot-3, the Tru Washington scoring machine is their tallest player.

9. Peoria Panthers, 7-2

They had a week off and spent Saturday as a team delivering canned food and turkeys to 12 families, a longstanding tradition in the Peoria community.

10. Surprise Paradise Pays Tribute to Panthers, 10-2

After defeating Flagstaff Coconino last week for the Pepsi Invitational Championship, they will have had three weeks off before playing again on January 4.

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