Boys Basketball Spotlight: Buena Colts

Conference: 5A

Region: Sonoran

Head coach: Tyler Molesworth (38-13, third season as Buena’s head coach after serving as an assistant for three years)

Assistants: Richie Castro, Derrell Hawthorne, Francisco Villegas and Christian Olsen

Last Year: 23-6 (advanced to 5A state semifinals)

Buena is 6-5 as it starts region play in the 5A Sonoran (Buena photo)


0 Deandre Hawthorne, Sr., PG/SG
1 Ah’jzon Sieg, Sr., SG/PG
2 Tmarje Reid, Sr., PF/C
10 Noah Adams, Jr., PF
12 Jesus Pacheco, Soph., SF/SG
13 James Gordon, Jr., SG/SF
14 Hunter Haymore, Sr., SF/PF
20 Noah Nelson, Sr., SF/PF
21 Jamin Booker, Soph., SF
22 Erique Dozier, Jr., SF/SG
23 Deangelo Hawthorne, Jr., PG/SG
24 Julian Aguilar, Jr., PF/C
44 Adam Forrest, Sr., C

Noteworthy: Buena is 6-5 overall after losing its first three games. … The Colts’ top five scorers are all seniors, including top scorer Ah’jzon Sieg (15.3 points a game). AJ Forrest is averaging 13.3 points and 7.9 rebounds a game. Deandre Hawthorne is at 13.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. … Buena coach Tyler Molesworth served on the coaching staff at Timpview High School in Provo, Utah, before coming to Buena. He played at Mesa Mountain View High School, graduating in 2004. He then played at Mesa Community College and Division II Michigan Tech. Molesworth has also worked as a real estate agent in Sierra Vista. … Jake Smith, a standout last season in Buena’s 23-6 season, is now with Scottsdale Community College. … Buena has a significant home game Friday against Sahuaro, which has been at No. 5 in the Open Division based on its power rating.

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