Boys Basketball Spotlight: Amphi Panthers

Division: 4A

Region: Gila

Head Coach: Ron Lise (first year as varsity coach, seventh year in the program)

Assistants: Justin Holbrook, Jose Garcia and Anthony Greene

Last year: 6-17

Amphi’s Kevin Quintero is a two-sport standout in football and basketball


  • 2 Aeden Haymore (Jr, 5-10, F/G)
  • 3 Eli Travis (Jr, 5-8, G)
  • 4 Trey Lyle (So, 6-5, G)
  • 5 Jo’Nathan Mims (Sr, 5-11, G/F)
  • 12 Dashawn McCraney (Jr, 6-0, F/G)
  • 13 Andrew Santillano (Jr, 5-10, G)
  • 14 Rudy Rios (Jr, 6-0, F)
  • 15 Eddie Burgos ( So, 5-8, G)
  • 20 Salih Salih (Sr, 6-3, F)
  • 21 Andy Lopez (So, 5-8, G)
  • 22 Miguel Gonzalez (So, 5-11, G)
  • 23 Kevin Quintero (Sr, 6-2, F/G)
  • 24 Moses Messan (Jr, 6-2, F)
  • 25 Matthew Vital (Fr, 5-8, G)

Noteworthy: Lise is in his ninth year teaching algebra and geometry at Amphi. He moved to Tucson from Pennsylvania. … Longtime coach Ben Hurley resigned after last season to help coach the Salpointe basketball team, which includes his daughter Caitlin, a freshman. The elder Hurley is still a physical education teacher at Amphi. … Amphi is off to a 6-1 start behind Kevin Quintero’s 17 points and 5.3 rebounds a game and Trey Lyle contributing 14 points and 4.7 rebounds a game. … Quintero is coming off a football season as a receiver in which he rushed for 340 yards on 44 carries and produced 610 yards on 36 catches.

Coach’s comments: “(We’re) led by senior Kevin Quintero and sophomore Trey Lyle on offense and sophomore Andy Lopez and senior Jo’Nathan Mims on defense.”

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