Earned varsity letters under the guidance of coach Sam Messina at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... Honored as one of 14 players on Arizona Republic's All-Arizona Team in 2012 ... All-East Valley Tribune First Team ... Named to Region 7 Rocky Mountain All-Region team ... Posted 6-0 record, 1.85 earned run average and racked up 95 strikeouts in 53 innings pitched as a senior ... Named the MVP of the Arizona Division I North All-Star game after striking out five in two innings at Surprise Stadium in June 2012 ... Helped lead school to 5-3 state championship victory over Brophy ... Tallied 13 strikeouts in quarterfinal game of playoffs ... Also helped Firebirds win state title during junior year in 2011.
Graduated from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2012 ... Born in Phoenix, Ariz., in 1993 ... Son of Ket and Carrie Talley ... Has one younger sister, Sera ... Is enrolled in the Eller College of Management and intends to major in business ... Hobbies include fishing and basketball ... Choose Arizona because of the academic and athletic programs.