Arizona high school boys basketball: Top stars, best performances for week of January 18

Below is a list of top boys basketball performances for the week of Jan. 18-24. If you know of a player we should add to this list or include in a future week, email brittanyabowyer@gmail.com.

STATEWIDE BOYS BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD

Top Arizona boys basketball stars, Jan. 18-24

Noah Amenhauser, Estrella Foothills

The sophomore had back-to-back explosive games, racking up 25 points against Buckeye on Tuesday (a 62-49 win) and 27 points against Mesquite on Wednesday (a 56-55 victory). 

Andrew Camacho, Peoria

In the Panthers’ first two games, the sophomore has been absolutely explosive offensively, dropping 20 points in Tuesday’s season-opening 71-34 win over Notre Dame Prep and a career-high 40 points Friday in an 83-70 victory against Cactus. 

Tanner Crawford, Mesa

The senior averaged 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in the Jackrabbits’ two victories, 74-38 over Red Mountain on Tuesday and 55-39 over Mountain View (Mesa) on Friday. 

Oakland Fort, Sunnyslope

Fort, a junior, recorded 22 points, five assists, three rebounds and a steal Wednesday in a 59-51 win against St. Mary’s.

Miles Guliford, Liberty

The senior had 22 points in the Lions’ 86-54 win over Chaparral on Friday after putting up 19 points in a season-opening 91-63 victory against Boulder Creek on Tuesday.

Aadem Isai, Valley Vista

The sophomore had 23 points in a 63-62 loss to Chandler on Wednesday in the Capital City Tip-off Classic. 

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Brandon Jackson, North Canyon

The senior, who started the petition for the AIA to reverse its decision regarding winter sports, showed just how thankful he is for the chance to play by dropping 32 points in the Rattlers’ 65-61 season-opening win against Glendale on Tuesday.

Carter John, Bradshaw Mountain

John, a senior, put up 25 points as the Bears opened their season with a 67-50 victory against Prescott on Tuesday.

Carson Kelly, Chandler

The senior has appeared in only two of the Wolves’ four games, but he’s averaging 25.5 points in those games. He was essential in Chandler’s 63-62 comeback win over Valley Vista in the Capital City Tip-off Classic on Wednesday, returning to the court after taking a hard fall on his head early in the fourth quarter and finishing with 26 points.

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Daryian Matthews, Dysart

The senior had 23 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks in the Demons’ 58-47 loss against Estrella Foothills on Friday. 

Trenton McLaughlin, Basha

McLaughlin, a senior, was averaging 26.5 points through the Bears’ first two games (both wins).

Nick Riley, Chandler

The senior is averaging 17.3 points and 10.3 rebounds through four games. He had 24 points and 11 rebounds in the Wolves’ 72-31 win over Maricopa on Thursday. 

Kamden Sekaquaptewa, Saguaro

The senior opened the season with 13 points in a 63-56 win against Marcos de Niza on Tuesday before scoring 20 points in a 62-49 victory over Mingus on Wednesday and 21 points in a 77-63 win over Goldwater on Saturday to help the Sabercats move to 3-0.  

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Raydon Thorson, Queen Creek

The junior dropped 20 points and dished out eight assists for the Bulldogs in Tuesday’s 69-62 loss to Mountain Pointe.

Roosevelt “Tru” Washington, Mountain Pointe

The sophomore had 27 points, nine rebounds and six steals in the Pride’s 69-62 season-opening win over Queen Creek on Tuesday. 

CJ Wiggins, Gila Ridge

Wiggins, a senior, put up 18 points with 13 rebounds to help lead the Hawks to a 74-55 win over Raymond S. Kellis on Tuesday. 

If you know of a player we should add to the list now or in a future week, email brittanyabowyer@gmail.com.

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