All-State Stock Watch opens AZ season with a bang

Each week, we'll take an in-depth look at our preseason All-State basketball team and let you know how a few of those athletes are faring as the season progresses. We'll feature a Prime-Time player (PTP), an Other Top Player (OTP) and an under the radar star who is making a bid to be one of the state's top players (UTR).

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It's the first stock watch of the season, and some players and teams are off to very good starts. Let's get to it.

PTP: Camyn Boone, Mesa Mountain View, Senior

Mountain View took on Davis (Utah) in the Great Western Shootout last week, and although the Toros came up on the short end of the game, Boone stood out as arguably the best player on the floor. He scored 27 points in the game to lead all scorers. The next night, Boone was even better, scoring 33 points as his team beat Canyon Spring (Las Vegas, Nev.) by a 66-54 margin.

OTP: Derreck Brooks, Desert Ridge, Senior

Sure, it came in a loss, but there's no under-estimating the impressive performance Brooks gave against Perry last week. Brooks led all scorers with 26 points in the game, a 67-60 loss. He's also scored 30 or more twice this season in wins over North Canyon and Gilbert and is proving he's one of the state's most feared scorers.

UTR: Jordan Mitchell, Cibola, Junior

As Cibola has jumped out to a great start this season, the Raiders can thank Mitchell for his outstanding play early in the season. He's averaging more than 25 points per game and has put together some masterful performances, including a 29-point night in a win over Yuma and a 31-point night despite a loss to Parker. With Mitchell leading the way, this Cibola team will be dangerous this season.