Hillcrest Prep (24‑4)

Phoenix, Arizona

Top Players

  • 7-1 SR DeAndre Ayton (ARIZONA) … #1 (ESPN) … #1 (Rivals) … #1 (Scout) … #2 (HoopSeen)
  • 6-6 SR Alfred Hollins
  • 6-6 SR Shamiel Stevenson
  • 6-10 SR Andrija Ristanovic
  • 6-2 SR Virshon Cotton
  • 6-6 SOPH Josh Green

Bruins At A Glance

Hillcrest’s heavily publicized program launch last season under head coach Kyle Weaver drew a lot of attention, but few got to see the team – and its prized possession, consensus national No. 1-ranked 7-1 SR DeAndre Ayton, who has verbally committed to Arizona – during a first-year schedule that sparingly brought the Hawks east of the Mississippi. Yet the 240-pound, Bahamian-born Ayton (30 points, 19 rebounds and 5.7 blocks per game) put on a show wherever he went, exploding for 52 points, 33 rebounds, 11 blocks and 6 assists in a 71-67 win against Sunrise Christian (Kan.) on Jan. 23. He averaged 19.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks for California Supreme during the 16-game Nike EYBL season, and has already starred in one City of Palms Classic Signature Series, for Balboa City in 2014. The Hawks have built a tall lineup around Ayton, with three 6-6 options and 6-10 SR Andrija Ristanovic.