By: Vincent Lombardi

Special to GC3 Hoops / Vizion Sports Network, Vincent Lombardi directs SoAZ Hoops Review where he evaluates and analyzes basketball talent in Southern Arizona. The FAB100 Event was loaded with some of Arizona’s top talent from the classes 2024-2028. Here are the 2025s that college coaches should put on their radar into the Spring and Summer:

Bella Webb   5’7 Guard Mica Mountain

Bella was cooking early and often as she usually does. She hit several 3’s on the day, and a few breakaway layups. What was impressive was her ability to position herself under the rim and get offensive putbacks. She was very aggressive and solid on defense. She was in line to win the Overall MVP of the Showcase, but had to leave early because of Prom. She has a very high basketball IQ, and it showed. Her motor never stops, and she is the consummate teammate. I have Bella as a Division 1 Prospect. 

Scarlett Ruiz 5’7 Guard Douglas

Scarlett had an excellent Showcase. She has an uncanny ability of getting run-outs and she scored on several breakaway layups, even in heavy traffic. She has a nice shot and she can play solid defense. I see her as a 2 guard, and she will definitely play on the next level. Needs to gain some strength and size, and continue to improve her 3 point shooting. 

Janae Pritchett 5’3 Guard Sunnyside

Janae is one of the quickest guards in Arizona. She is a terrific shutdown defender. She loves to drive the ball which creates scoring opportunities for her including Free Throws. She has pretty good range on her jump shot, and has excellent form and follow through. She just needs to be more consistent in shooting from the perimeter, and distributing the ball in traffic. She will play on the next level. 

Issa Pedraza Saez 5’6 Guard Walden Grove

Issa showed the ability to handle the ball well and she was very aggressive on the defensive end. She has some ability to run the point, by I see her as mostly as a 2 guard. She was able to score when she had open shots and she showed the ability to drive when the opportunity presented itself. She does have the ability to play on the next level. 

Jaziah Billey 5’3 Guard Dobson

Jaziah was a very solid performer all day. She showed great court presence and vision. She is very poised under pressure and has a competitive spirit. Her best attribute on the offensive end is to drive and be a playmaker. She is creative and makes good decisions with the ball. She is a good defender and keeps herself in good position and moves her feet well. She is very tough and gritty and was very locked in for this event. She will play on the next level. 

Francia Rubio 5’7 Guard Douglas

Francia had a good showing at the FAB 100, making the final “Cream of the Crop” game. She was making open shots and playing solid defense. She also showed the ability to handle the ball, and made some terrific passes to open players. She has good court vision, poise on the floor, and is battle tested. She is under the radar right now, but I see her playing on the next level. 

Savannah Pietila 5’6 Guard Miami

Savannah is a combo guard that can play well at both the point and the 2 guard. She is very quick and physical for a guard, and has terrific court awareness. She is a good passer and showed excellent shooting range. What stood out to me was that she was not intimidated by the circumstances, playing in front of college coaches and against some of the top players in the State. She was at ease and comfortable the entire day. 

Ellysia Cutter 5’11 Guard San Carlos

Ellysia is flying under the radar right now and some college is going to get a gem! I loved the way she played in the scrimmages. She showed good communication with her teammates, and she knew where to be on defense at all times. She is long for her height, so I see her as a shooting guard or small forward on the next level. Look for her stock to raise during the School season and look for her to have her team competing deep in the playoffs. 

Cecy Burruel 5’5 Guard Nogales

Cecy posted a strong performance at the FAB 100. She displayed a nice touch on her shots, and was accurate from 3 point range on several occasions. She is deceptively quick and she does a really good job of getting herself open for shots, or creating shots for herself. She is a solid ball handler and defender. I see Cecy playing on the next level as a Shooting Guard. Needs to get a little stronger and continue to evolve as a shooter. 

Dana Pena 5’8 Post Douglas   

Dana was a strong performer at The FAB 100. She was a very tough defender and a good rebounder. I see her as a Power Forward that can play on the next level if she can continue to develop her overall game, and become a little quicker. She has a great attitude, and she is a good communicator. Very coachable and picks up on things quickly. 

Kierah Pablo 5’8 Guard AZ Compass Prep

Loved watching Kierah play at the FAB 100. It took her a while to get into the mix of things with her teammates, but once she did, she started showing her scoring ability. She arguably had the best jump shot at the Showcase! She has great form, keeps her elbow high, and has a sweet release. She is an excellent offensive player and will definitely play on the next level. She needs to get a little bigger, and work on her overall game. What stood out to me was her leadership. She was an awesome communicator in the Seminar, and she showed a level of maturity all day that was impressive.

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One reply on “FAB100 25’s Did Not Disappoint”

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    Nadia Valenzuela
    May 2, 2024 at 10:24 am

    The Fab 100 did not disappoint. I enjoyed the overall experience. It was definitely positive for the student athletes as well as the parents. As parents we were given tools on how to motivate and empower our athletes that i myself can definitely utilize. as far as our student athletes, it was a great experience for them as well to be in a positive environment with peers of their own athletic strengths everyone on the court had an amazing talent. What I did like the most about it was some of the girls have never met each other before, but yet Were able to come together with the same common goal and play great basketball While each was able to show their own individual talent.