Tucson High School Sports

Former Lancer Jake Cioe to walk on at San Francisco; Nate Renfro signs Exhibit 10 deal with the Spurs


Jake Cioe was a main part of the 2020 Salpointe squad that brought home a state championship and Cioe will continue his basketball career as a walk on for San Francisco. The Dons compete in the West Coast Conference.

Cioe averaged 6.9 points a game for the Lancers in his senior year along with along with 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists. He reportedly worked out with Majok Deng (Pepperdine) and Evan Nelson (Harvard) in preparation.

Former Sahuaro and San Francisco standout Nate Renfro signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the San Antonio Spurs and he joined the training camp on Friday.

Renfro played for the Austin Spurs last year and he averaged 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds a game for the San Antonio summer league team.


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, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and he earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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