Mountain Pointe coach Hosea Graham pumps the team up during a time out at the game between Mountain Pointe and McClintock in the Best in Basketball Invite at Tempe High School on Friday, June 27, 2014.
When thinking of school sports, the usual come to mind: football, basketball, and baseball. But there is another sport that is starting to gain some traction, and it has made its way into the high school ranks:
Before tip-off at the Phoenix Suns final game last week against the Memphis Grizzlies, Fulton Homes Vice President Dennis Webb presented a $76,500 check to Suns Charities for the season-long “Proud to Own the 3-Point Zone” program.
Pride's Maddie Sulka (13) dives for the ball while Thunder's Sabrina Haines (23) turns to also go for the ball during the MLK Basketball Classic game between Desert Vista Thunder and Mountain Pointe Pride at Grand Canyon University on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
Arizona has enjoyed a slow, steady rise to track prominence nationwide. Much of that rise was aided by the Chandler girls program, which won two Nike Team National titles, and individuals like Billy Orman, Devon Allen and Bernie Montoya.