LAS VEGAS – The award-winning Las Vegas Sun hosted its high school basketball media day Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Red Rock Resort to celebrate many of the Las Vegas area’s promising players and programs. The event was presented in two parts — interviews and photos with players and coaches from the Sun’s Preseason Top 10; players picked for the annual Super Seven preseason team.
Ray Brewer, the Las Vegas Sun’s Managing Editor, annually picks the Super Seven. The team this year included the likes of Clark High School senior Jalen Hill, an Oklahoma basketball commit, national recruit Isaiah Cottrell (Bishop Gorman), Jaden Hardy (Coronado) and Julian Strawther (Liberty.) The Super Seven girls team included five from national power Centennial High, including UNLV commit Melanie Isbell and Arizona State pledge Eboni Walker.
Photos, video and stories from the event were shared on the Sun’s social media accounts and online at LasVegasSun.com. Coverage will continue throughout the rest of the season, which begins in late November and goes through February.
“We understand not only the excitement around the start of the high school basketball season, but the importance of the sport to our community,” Brewer said. “We continue to develop our coverage to include not only the most up-to-the-moment results and current standings, but also the stories of our local student athletes that make each game so compelling.” The Las Vegas Sun High School Basketball Media Day – like its summer football counterpart – is an event unique to Las Vegas. No other major metropolitan newspaper in the country hosts an annual event on such a scale as this, providing unparalleled access to the student athletes for local media, and offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity at exposure for the players themselves.