There’s a parochial high school in Tucson that has a boys basketball team that is 17-2 overall with a player who averages more than 20 points a game.
And it is not Salpointe Catholic.
It is St. Augustine Catholic High School located on the east side.
The Wolves, led by junior guard Thomas Reyna (21.2 points a game), continue their 2A South schedule tonight with a game at Globe at 7. Reyna has 1,099 points in his career. With another year in his career, he has the opportunity to reach 2,000 points.
Coach Michael Reyna, Thomas’ father who played for the legendary Roland LaVetter at Rincon/University, has his team atop the 2A South with a 6-1 record. Globe is 7-14 and 0-8.
Tucsonans have the opportunity to watch St. Augustine play at McKale Center on Monday for the MLK Classic. The Wolves will match up against Desert Christian (11-9, 5-3) at 11 a.m. in the first of seven games that day.
St. Augustine was our guest this week for the AllSportsTucson.com High School Sports Preview Show at Wings Over Broadway at Camino Seco. Here are video interviews with Michael Reyna and his team:
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.