Tucson High standout Ahidali Dehuelbes to play basketball for Eastern Nazarene

Ahidali Dehuelbes (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Tucson High senior Ahidali Dehuelbes announced her commitment to play basketball for Eastern Nazarene. Dehuelbes led the Badgers with almost 7 points and 4 assists a game last season to help take the program to a 13-6 record in power-ranking games and a 6A Metro Region championship.

The Badgers will be playing in the 6A Desert Southwest Region this winter along with Rincon/University, Yuma Cibola, Yuma Kofa, Maricopa and San Luis. The Badgers have won six region titles in a row dating back to the 2014-15 season.

Eastern Nazarene College is located in Quincy, Massachusetts and the Lions compete in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) as an NCAA D-II program.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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