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Marvin Bagley-led Phoenix Phamily club team joins Nike's EYBL

Phoenix Phamily, a boys club basketball team founded by Marvin Bagley Jr., has secured a Nike sponsorship and will be part of the prestigious Elite Youth Basketball League, which plays in tournaments such as Peach Jam against the top teams in the nation. 430 more words

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Richard Obert's high school football state semifinals picks

All games 7 p.m. unless noted.

Richard Obert’s picks are in all capitals.

Friday’s games

STATE PLAYOFFS

DIVISION I

Semifinals

No. 4 Mesa Desert Ridge (10-2) vs. 337 more words

Football

NCAA checks in with Hillcrest Prep; team gets Thon Maker showdown

Phoenix Hillcrest Prep athletic director Matt Allen said that the NCAA asked for information on the national high school basketball players’ academic schedule.

“They want to know the schedule, times when they have face-to-face instruction with the teacher and when they are on their Apex (online schooling) on the  tablets,” said Allen, who added that it is 60-40 online. 493 more words

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Richard Obert's high school football picks: Playoffs

Richard Obert’s picks are in all capitals.

All games 7 p.m. unless noted.

Friday’s games

STATE PLAYOFFS

DIVISION I

No. 8 Phoenix Desert Vista (7-4) at No. 492 more words

Football

Hillcrest athletic director Matt Allen: DeAndre Ayton, Nike remain

A day after losing the nation’s No. 1 2018 basketball prospect, Hillcrest Prep was trying to keep its first-year national program together.

Athletic director Matt Allen said he met with 7-foot-1 junior DeAndre Ayton on Thursday and spoke to Nike. 507 more words

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Marvin Bagley III does not need a 'national stage'

Marvin Bagley III, the nation’s top basketball player in the class of 2018, is leaving Hillcrest Prep.

And from the sound of it, Bagley III’s time as a high school basketball player in Arizona is done. 396 more words

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Marvin Bagley III, brother Marcus leaving Hillcrest Prep

Marvin Bagley III had 51 points and 17 rebounds for Hillcrest Prep in a game on Monday.

On Wednesday, his father Marvin Jr., said he was taking Marvin and his other son, Marcus, an eighth-grade guard, out of Hillcrest, because of “the negativity following the program.” 1,010 more words

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