Boys and girls Arizona all-stars who will be part of the The Show were introduced Wednesday at Talking Stick Resort Arena, where the double-header will be played on March 30.

The NBA’s Suns and the WNBA’s Mercury are partnering with Biokats Sports Network to present The Show: Arizona Boys and Girls High School Basketball All-Star Games.

The Suns play host to the Los Angeles Clippers that night. The game will be played at noon and 1:30.

“We’ve been planning this for six months,” said Jerry Howard, who is the CEO of Biokats and had a partnership with the Denver Nuggets for Colorado all-star games since 2001. “The fact that we chose the date before the Final Four was pretty key.”

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Howard said he has received clearance from the Arizona Interscholastic Association to stage the all-star games. David Hines, assistant executive director of the AIA, said that current coaches can lead the teams if the AIA Executive Board approves it. Those coaches have to be submitted by the schools for approval, Hines added.

Howard said he no longer has partnership with the Nuggets, but still runs all-star high school games in Colorado.

“The key to Phoenix is, we know this is a basketball-rich state,” Howard said. “We wanted to bring the same experience down here for the athletes that we do in Denver. With the Phoenix Suns, they’ve been a gracious host. There is a reason why we selected March 30th with the Final Four.”

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Here are the rosters:


Blue team

Ian Burke, Phoenix Brophy Prep

Wesley Harris, Phoenix Desert Vista

K.J. Hymes, Phoenix St. Mary’s

Colten Kresl, Scottsdale Chaparral

Dre Marin, Glendale Apollo

Jared Martin, Scottsdale Saguaro

Gabe McGlothan, Chandler Basha

Nigel Shadd, Tri-City Christian

Trey Wood, Anthem Prep

Holland Woods, Glendale Apollo

Coaches: Jacob Marin, Apollo; Paul Brown, Tri-City Christian

White team

Jaxson Baker, Brophy Prep

Robert “B.J.” Burries, Globe

Majok Deng, Tucson Salpointe Catholic

Nate Graville, Gilbert Christian

Nikc Jackson, Tucson Sunnyside

Bryce Fowler, Avondale Agua Fria

Max Moses, Phoenix Arcadia

Chris Orozco, Phoenix Sunnyslope

Trevor Thompson, Phoenix Moon Valley

Coaches: Ray Portela, Sunnyslope; Matt King, Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor

Selected but unable to play: Alex Barcello, Tempe Corona del Sol; Jaelen House, Phoenix Shadow Mountain; Saben Lee, Corona del Sol; Marcus Shaver, Shadow Mountain


Blue team

Elle Baker, Scottsdale Saguaro

Caitlyn Bickle, Cave Creek Cactus Shadows

Jenay Bojorquez, Phoenix Sierra Linda

Shauna Bribiescas, Mesa Dobson

Lauren Green, Vail Cienega

Shaylee Gonzales, Gilbert Mesquite

Lauren Gustin, Mesquite

Lindsey VanAllen, Mesquite

Makayla “M.J.” Roe, Anthem Prep

Coaches: Candice Gonzales, Mesquite; Justin Hager, Phoenix Mountain Pointe

White team

Maya Banks, Chandler Hamilton

Haley Cavinder, Gilbert

Hanna Cavinder, Gilbert

Taylor Chavez, Surprise Valley Vista

Kiara Edwards, Valley Vista

Maddie Fredericks, Hamilton

Bryce Nixon, Phoenix Arcadia

Dominique Phillips, Goodyear Millennium

Megan Timmer, Chandler Valley Christian

Coach: Rachel Matakas, Valley Vista

Selected but unable to play: Sarah Barcello, Chandler Seton; Jenn Wirth, Seton; Leanne Wirth, Seton.

Suggest human interest stories to Richard Obert at [email protected] or 602-316-8827. Follow him at azc_obert


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