Top 25 Arizona high school boys basketball players for 2017-18 season: American Family Insurance ALL-USA Arizona preseason boys basketball
ORIGINAL PUBLISHED BY: Richard Obert, azcentral sportsPublished 7:51 p.m. MT Nov. 22, 2017 | Updated 7:53 p.m. MT Nov. 22, 2017
With the Arizona Interscholastic Association basketball season starting on Nov. 20, this is a good time to look at 50 players who will make a difference this season. Some have grown up in the state. Others have arrived from elsewhere looking to make a statement. This will change at mid-season with a new 25.
Here is a list of the top 25 who play in the AIA to start the 2017-18 season.
No. 1 Nico Mannion
Phoenix Pinnacle, PG, 6-2, So. | Great all-around point guard with an explosive first step to the basket. Plays above the rim and gets teammates around him to play better.
No. 2 Majok Deng
Tucson Salpointe Catholic, G/F, 6-5, Jr. | Athletic freak who has Duke looking at him closely. Won’t have to put the Lancers on his back with good players around him.