The GC3 Hoops platform kicked off the end of Fall with the 4th Annual Fall Ball Classic Team Showcase held at Deer Valley High School on Saturday, October 14. The event drew in 23 Teams from across the state. Each team had two games to showcase their skills in front of scouts and college coaches. Colleges who were in attendance included Ottawa University, Park University, Scottsdale College, Chandler Gilbert College, Glendale College, Pima College, and Mesa College. Here are some of the prospects who stood out:
Ahdiyah Chee 5-6 Guard 2024 Dobson
Chee is one of my favorite combo guards. She has a tight handle, great IQ, and solid three level scoring ability. I love her defensive mentality and ability. She will be a key to Dobson’s deep playoff run this season. Chee has been consistent and plays at a high level since her freshmen year. I know more college coaches will start to invest in her stock as it’s on the rise.
Aliana Garcia 5-5 Guard 2024 Dobson
Dobson’s swiss army knife can flat out GO! Garcia looks to make the right play at all the right times. A guard that can fill up the stat sheet with contributions on both sides of the floor. Garcia does the little things to help her team compete at a high level. Those little things don’t go unnoticed as her play is the glue that keeps her team competing!
America Cazares 5-7 Guard 2026 Pueblo
Cazares put the state on notice at the Fall Ball Classic Team Showcase. Her energy and spark impressed me the most. Cazares is an electric three level scorer and playmaker on both ends of the floor. The Warriors are looking to make a deep run in the playoffs and Cazares will be a big part of their success this season.
Bryann Wiley 6-0 Post 2025 South Mountain
Wiley has a great platform as she runs the floor, cleans the glass, and defends the paint. Her best years are ahead of her and she has the potential to develop into a solid post prospect. With continued development, her stock will grow. I know posts prospects are hard to come by, so college coaches keep her on your radar.
Caitlyn Benally 6-0 Forward 2024 Seton Catholic Prep
Benally is a stout stretch four who possesses good range, scoring, and passing ability. She is a mismatch for opponents due to her ability to stretch the floor. Benally does not shy away from the paint as she is a pretty good rebounder and protects the paint. Another big time prospect to keep an eye on this season.
Cadence Murdough 6-0 Forward 2027 Higley
Murdough is a solid rim runner who blocks shots, rebounds well, and has a mid-range game. I was very impressed with her game despite being only a freshmen. Murdough impressed me with her ability to finish through contact. Higley has the foundation to be a very good team in the coming years.
Carmella Gallardo 5-7 Shooting Guard 2025 Seton Catholic Prep
Gallardo is the reason why I plan to wear a poncho and bring an umbrella when covering her team’s games this season. She is an elite three level scorer who has a quick release. One of the more potent scorers in the state, Gallardo can also defend pretty well. The Sentinels plan to go deeper into the open division playoffs and Gallardo is a big part of that equation.
Cecy Burruel 5-5 Guard 2025 Nogales
Burruel is a bucket. Plain and simple, she gets it done on both ends of the court with her elite scoring ability, good feel, and IQ. She showed out at this event and put the state on notice. Despite graduating two key players from last season, Coach Sanchez and her Apaches are looking to put the state on notice as Nogales is a team that ducks no smoke.
Claire Greenwade 5-2 Point Guard 2027 Higley
Greenwade is a highly skilled southpaw point guard with tremendous upside. She is a three level scorer who has an extremely high IQ. Greenwade is a multidimensional player who defends at a high level. She is hands down one of the top players in the 2027 class. College coaches get on this prospect early as I anticipate her recruitment to be very competitive.
Diamond Stevenson 5-8 Guard 2024 Deer Valley
Stevenson is one of my favorite under the radar prospects in the state. She is an elite athlete who utilizes her athleticism to lock up opponents defensively or bully her way to the rim on offense. I anticipate her team to repeat as region champions this season and her teaming up with Izzy Majarucon will cause many backcourts mismatch problems. College coaches, if you need a superior athlete with great playmaking ability, Stevenson will be a steal for any program.
Isabella Jensen 5-11 Wing 2024 Dobson
Jensen is a flat out playmaker. She has grown her offensive game by improving her range. I like the energy she brings to the court. One of the most electric playmakers in the state which makes her one of the top sleeper prospects in her class. I anticipate her game should wake a lot of college coaches up this season.
Isabella Molina 5-4 Point Guard 2024 Cibola
Molina’s game has grown since I first scouted her as a freshmen. She is taking on more of a leadership role where the team will rely on her to facilitate the offense. Molina has a tight handle, distributes well, and displayed good three level scoring ability. The Raiders will look to get back to the playoffs behind her leadership this season.
Isabella Webb 5-7 Guard 2025 Mica Mountain
Webb is a confident combo guard who has a great IQ and feel for the game. She impressed me with her potent scoring ability from all three levels and her cool, calm, and confident demeanor. Webb is one of my favorite under the radar prospects from Southern Arizona.
Izzy Majarucon 5-6 Point Guard 2024 Deer Valley
When I first scouted Majarucon she was a sophomore and made underclassmen mistakes. Despite those minor setbacks, I saw her potential and upside as a floor general. After this event, I can say ladies and gentlemen, IZZY MAJARUCON has arrived. This young lady broke through with her impressive performance. She has added muscle to her frame but still maintains her handles to get to the cup, facilitate, and score. Her maturity and decision making has improved and it shows with her ability to take over games. Majarucon will be the key for Deer Valley to repeating as Region Champs.
Jaziah Billey 5-4 Point Guard 2025 Dobson
Billey is a crafty and sneaky point guard who can get to the cup and distribute well. She uses her high IQ and quickness to snag steals and disrupt passing lanes. Billey is another one of the thoroughbreds in Coach Briebiescas’ stable. She will be another key to Dobson’s playoff run.
Mia DiPuccio 6-0 Post 2025 Seton Catholic Prep
Seton Catholic has a bright tradition of great post play. DiPuccio fits that mold as she is a solid inside presence who protects the paint, cleans the glass, and displays great low post scoring ability. I am impressed with her progress. I anticipate DiPuccio to have a huge year in helping her team make a deep playoff run.
Nayeli Nidez-Acuna 5-11 Wing 2024 Sunnyside
The Southside of Tucson has been a hotspring for talent. Nidez-Acuna is one of my favorite do-it-all prospects in Tucson. She just makes the right plays at the right time and is willing to carry her team on her back. A long wing with good three level scoring ability. Nizez-Acuna knows how to utilize her length, physicality, and athleticism to defend, rebound, and disrupt passing lanes. I am very grateful to have been able to follow her storied career and the best is yet to come!
Sierra Bomhower 5-10 Guard 2024 Cibola
Bomhower is a bucket from all three levels. The electric scoring guard can hit shots and run it up on opponents. Her size poses a mismatch for opposing guards. She has a knack for getting to the rim and hitting shots from all over the floor. I am surprised more colleges are not getting involved as she is one of the better sleeper prospects in the 2024 class.
Sara Galindo 5-2 Point Guard 2025 Pueblo
Galindo may not jump out at you as she is pretty quiet. Once the game gets going, the junior point guard makes an impact with her ability to control her team’s flow. She has good vision and decision making. A solid facilitator, Galindo’s team plays very uptempo, but she has the ability to control the pace and put her teammates into scoring position. Don’t leave her open as she can still score on you from all three levels.
Symirah Gray 5-5 Point Guard 2025 Poston Butte
Gray’s game is smooth as she has a tight handle and utilizes it to get to the cup to either finish or facilitate. She can also hit the mid or long range shot. Her game has grown since her freshmen and sophomore campaign. I anticipate her having a huge junior year in helping lead her team to another region championship. Another solid prospect that colleges need to get on their radar.