Boys Basketball Spotlight: Sahuarita Mustangs

Conference: 4A

Region: Gila

Head coach: Damen Romero (second season at school and overall).

Assistant: Oscar Vidal-Bojorquez 

Last Year: 7-15

Sahuarita coach Damen Romero with his 2022-23 Mustangs (not pictured – MarQuez Tyree & James Miner) (Sahuarita photo)


  • Marshon Allen, Fr. 
  • Josh Arroyo, Fr.
  • Daniel Durazo, Fr.
  • Terrill Hall, Sr., 3V 
  • James Miner, Sr., 1V 
  • Zack Myhre, Fr.
  • Michael Payne, Soph., 1V 
  • Niko Pena, Sr.
  • Lego Tarazon, Sr., 1V 
  • Nate Torres, Jr.
  • Sebastian Trevizo, Jr.
  • MarQuez Tyree, Jr., 2V 
  • Alex Vega, Jr

Noteworthy: MarQuez Tyree, a 5-foot-9 guard, is averaging 25.7 points a game in the Mustangs’ first seven games. He already has 180 points this season after tallying 266 in 19 games last year as a sophomore. … Damen Romero is one of the youngest coaches in the state, a 2016 Arizona graduate, who took over after Lee Smith coached the Mustangs for four seasons. Romero is the program’s fourth head coach over the last 10 years.

Comment about team: “Working to build a program.”

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