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To boot, Mannion … Unfortunately for Chaparral, that’s when Nico and Pinnacle would come alive, helping his team to climb back in this one. 2d - Arizona Football looks towards USC in Week 2 of Pac-12 play, Arizona Basketball commit Terry Armstrong has huge game, Signature Win for Bill Belichick Shows Who's Really at the Heart of Pats Dynasty, Arizona Basketball fans contribute to the success of the team, Arizona basketball recruiting events in June could become a thing of the past, Arizona Basketball Recruitment: Nico Mannion is making headlines. Arizona Wildcats signee Nico Mannion wrapped up his final home game at Pinnacle High School in style Friday, scoring 57 points in a 91-88 win over Chaparral on Senior Night. Entering his sophomore seas… To boot, Mannion also hit the game-winner by catching an inbounds pass and dashing down the court before hoisting an off-balance 3. Already in the midst of a historic senior season, Mannion put together another monstrous performance, on senior day nonetheless. Nico would take the in-bound pass, racing up the court with just seconds left to try and get off a shot before the buzzer. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Latest on Arizona Wildcats guard Nico Mannion including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN On February 9, 2017, he featured in a Sports Illustrated article, "A 15-Year-Old (Sorta-Maybe) Basketball Prodigy". However, a big second quarter by the Firebirds gave Chaparral a big 55-46 lead at the half. Your privacy is safe with us. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. The three-pointer by Mannion gave him his 57th point of the game, and delivered the 91-88 win for Pinnacle. Arizona signee Nico Mannion scores 57, game-winning buzzer-beater HOME Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Arizona Wildcats and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 09: A basketball net, hoop, backboard and shot clock are shown before a semifinal game of the Pac-12 basketball tournament between the UCLA Bruins and the Arizona Wildcats at T-Mobile Arena on March 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At Zona Zealots, we’re proud of Nico and the way he played on senior day! Schools separated by just 12 miles, it was a hotly contested game in Phoenix between Pinnacle High School and Chaparral High School omg Friday evening. For those that were needing a bit more Arizona Basketball action certainly got all that they bargained for and more on Friday night if they followed the game of current commit Nico Mannion. Moreover, Mannion made his debut on August 11, 2017, recording 15 points and seven assists in a 64–59 loss to France.Two days later, he posted 42 points, five rebounds, and six steals in 29 minutes in an 86–57 victory over Russia. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images). He was named MaxPreps first team All-American and Arizona RepublicClass 6A first team All-State. Who better to take the last shot than your senior captain? For those that … Arizona Wildcats signee Nico Mannion wrapped up his final home game at Pinnacle High School in style Friday, scoring 57 points in a 91-88 win over Chaparral on Senior Night. For more high school stories, stats and videos, visit Tied at 88-88, Pinnacle would have just a few seconds left to try and prevent this one from going to overtime. Mannion holds dual citizenship to the United States and Italy; his father is American, while his mother is Italian. Who knew, that whoever was watching and following this one would have witnessed such a memorable game. 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Brighter days are coming for Arizona Basketball as 2019 commit Nico Mannion scores 57 points including the buzzer beater in a win. Both teams seemingly competing shot-for-shot, it was all setting up for a thrilling end. Just as expected, it was electric from the start, as Pinnacle would come out with a commanding 20-11 lead. Rated as the west’s top point guard, the senior is averaging 28.7 points, 6.5 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game according to Maxpreps. Nico Mannion, the top point guard in the 2019 class, scored 57 points and made a buzzer-beater to lead Pinnacle over Chaparral. Heading into the fourth and final quarter, who knew we would witness a tremendous ending. The five-star point guard is averaging 28.7 points, 6.5 assists, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.7 steals with the Pioneers this season. A big third quarter performance gave the Pioneers the lead once again at 71-70, as they outscored Chaparral 25-15 in the quarter. Mannion was named a McDonald’s All-American last week, along with fellow Arizona signee Josh Green. His team is also 22-3 and is vying for their second-straight championship this year. However, that lead would dissipate quickly as Chaparral would come storming back to cut it within one to trail 25-24 at the end of the first. %link% As a freshman, Mannion began playing basketball for Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, Arizona under head coach Charlie Wilde. Mannion started in all 28 of his games, averaging 20.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 2.4 steals per game while leading Pinnacle to a 22–6 record. He never ceases to amaze and only makes us the more excited to see him play in Tucson! 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Already getting prepped for the playoffs, the Pioneers would have a big test against a solid Chaparral team at home. I found this story on USA TODAY High School Sports and wanted to share it with you: When his team has needed him the most, he’s stepped up.