By its nature, the Section 7 Team Camp is the textbook business trip for more than 200 high school basketball teams and thousands of players.
But one game on the State Fam Stadium floor Friday night was personal, particularly to the returning players on one team.
Trent Lavender, Jake Lifgren and Abe Rangel started playing together as freshmen in 2018-19 and cracked the Centennial varsity starting lineup that season.
The three guards figured by the time they matured physically and learned the game, they could lead the Coyotes to their first state basketball title.
PHOENIX -Arguably the most important shot of Centennial boys basketball's mammoth rally to win the 5A title did not count.
The Coyotes finished with a jaw-dropping 16-0 run in the final five minutes to beat Gilbert 46-39.