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2019-20 State Tourney Reps - Arizona

Our State Committee is pleased to announce its 2019-20 State Tournament Reps.  You'll find our Reps in the gym attending State Qualifier tournaments to award golden ticket State invites to the top finishing teams.  You can't miss them wearing their bright orange #SeeYouAtState tshirts.  Please say "hello"!

Chase Gardiner
Chase grew up in Prescott Valley where he attended Bradshaw Mountain High School. He continued his studies at Grand Canyon University, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Sports Business, followed by a Master’s in Business Administration. While in college, he served as head coach of the men’s club basketball team at Arizona Christian University for their inaugural season. He was also honored with an invitation to coach at the Phoenix Suns Youth Summer Camp in 2017. Chase’s hobbies include basketball, video games and playing board/card games with his wife. 

Quinton Harris
Quinton was born in Bad Bruckenau, Germany, where his father was stationed in the army. He moved to El Paso, Texas at the age of two and lived there for the majority of his life. Growing up in a sports-centric family with five older siblings, he learned to love competition and the respect that comes with it. Quinton attended Grand Canyon University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis in physical therapy. His goal is to become a sports performance coach so that he can help athletes improve and gain new skills.

Rahnee Jackson
Rahnee is from Wyoming, but currently resides in Phoenix, AZ, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. She was a college volleyball athlete, and also grew up a competitive track athlete and basketball player. She has participated in, coached, and volunteered for numerous youth, junior high, and high school athletic programs. Currently, she is the Director of Operations and Communications for Team Harden AAU & elite skills academy. Sports are Rahnee’s passion and she is excited to be part of the State Basketball community.

James Mcgee 
James played Division I basketball at Southern Utah University, where he received his degree in Kinesiology. His student-athlete background taught him how to be a leader on and off the court, and equipped him with extensive knowledge of remedies and modalities for injured athletes. He was recently certified as a Paralegal, and currently serves as the Assistant to the COO of Creative Outdoor Distributors in Phoenix.

Andre Valencia
Andre was the youngest of three, born and raised in Tucson, AZ.  He began playing  basketball at age five, and never stopped. He loves being around the game,  at all ages and levels – and when he isn’t playing basketball, he’s watching it.  Andre is a current student at Pima Community College and plans to transfer to the University of Arizona for a degree psychology. Eventually, he plans to pursue a career in physical therapy. When he isn’t in school, you can find Andre working out or playing basketball in the gym.

Michael Joiner
Michael recently moved to Arizona almost two years ago. He enjoys the warm weather and seeing the mountains everyday. Michael is from Merriville, IN where he graduated from Merriville High School in 2011. He has two older sisters and a younger brother who he is close with. Growing up, Michael was always outside playing sports with neighborhood kids as well as his brother and spent a lot of time practicing his basketball skills in his front yard shooting hoops. He is a big sports fan who enjoys watching NFL games as well as watching his favorite team, the San Antonio Spurs. 

Michael was a track and field athlete for two years, qualifying for state his senior year in the 1600m relay. Along with qualifying for the USATF Nationals in the 1600m relay and the 400m relay, Michael also received a scholarship for track at Bethel College and then transferred to Ball State University to study Sports Administration and hopes to finish his degree while here in Arizona. 

Michael has coached different sports at the high school and youth level, primarily basketball and football. While at Ball State, Michael started volunteering to coach at Muncie High School. After a year of volunteering, he was hired as an assistant coach for the freshman basketball team, as well as varsity track and football. Michael enjoys working with athletes and has been recently certified as a speed and agility coach, with hopes to soon work with athletes at the youth and high school level throughout the Phoenix area. 

Outside of his state rep role, Michael works different sporting events, mostly for Arizona State University. He enjoys reading, watching football and basketball, cooking, playing in rec leagues and working out. A fun fact about Michael is he is currently studying Sports Photography and is also working on a sports podcast that will cover Arizona sports teams, such as the Phoenix Suns and the Arizona Cardinals.