Best performances in Arizona high school basketball state tournaments: Vote for Wednesday’s top star

By Brittany Bowyer | Photo by Kevin Snyder

The Arizona high school basketball state tournaments continued Wednesday with boys action around the state. Here’s a look at some of the day’s top performers. 

Note: We will be collecting top performers throughout the week. Email with nominations. Follow her on Twitter at @bbowyer07

Jacob Begay, Coconino

The senior led the team in scoring with 23 points and collected three rebounds and three steals to help Coconino defeat Bradshaw Mountain 62-45. 

Shay Cain, Desert Edge

Before fouling out in the fourth quarter, the senior put up 22 points to help Desert Edge defeat Tempe 53-47.

Jaden De Boer, Valley Christian

Helping to lift the Trojans to a 91-74 victory over Sabino, the senior had a game-high 26 points.  

Jackson Leyba, Deer Valley

The senior joined the 1,000 career points club in a 62-33 rout of Sahuaro.

Zach Morgan, Pueblo

Morgan, a junior, had a strong second-half performance, when he scored 14 of his 19 points in a 66-63 loss to Mesquite. 

Caleb Simpson, Saguaro

In Saguaro’s 60-41 loss to Paradise Honors, the senior led the Sabercats in scoring with 14 points.

Scores, brackets (all classes)

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