AGame Fall Shootout: 2028 Standouts (Pt.1)
Manheim, PA — Each fall the AGame Fall Shootout is one of the top events to officially kick off the new youth grassroots calendar. Some of the top show circuit programs and top independent programs are always in attendance and…
Manheim, PA — Each fall the AGame Fall Shootout is one of the top events to officially kick off the new youth grassroots calendar. Some of the top show circuit programs and top independent programs are always in attendance and this year was no different. The participation from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic was as strong as ever which will allow us to break our coverage up into multiple pieces. Below is part one our coverage starting with some standouts from the class of 2028…
Ian Archbold was the most important two-way player for New Heights at the 2023 AGame Fall Shootout in Manheim, PA as he helped lead them to the championship game of the tournament. What sets Archbold apart is his well-rounded game. In every facet of play, from scoring to defending and everything in between, he showcases a comprehensive skill set. This well-rounded brilliance makes him a player who doesn’t just specialize but excels across the basketball spectrum. Archbold’s impact transcends the physical aspects of the game; his vocal leadership serves as a guiding force for New Heights. Whether rallying the team during challenging moments or providing strategic insights on the court, his leadership extends beyond individual performance, fostering a cohesive team dynamic.
The size that Jordan Davis carries on the court immediately stood out in Manheim, PA at the 2023 AGame Fall Shootout. At 6’1″, Davis possesses a size advantage that immediately sets him apart on the court. This height becomes not just a physical attribute but a strategic strength, allowing him to navigate through defenses with a unique vantage point. His presence on the floor becomes a factor that demands attention and alters defensive dynamics. In the convergence of size, footwork, and playmaking, Jordan Davis crafts success on the basketball court. His ability to utilize his height strategically, coupled with adaptive footwork and visionary passing, positions him not just as a scorer but as a dynamic player who influences the game on multiple fronts.
The number one thing that stood out at the 2023 AGame Fall Shootout with Makiye Fenwicks game is his ability to play both guard positions. Fenwick doesn’t just have a green light to shoot; he embodies it. His proficiency in putting the ball through the hoop has earned him the trust of coaches and teammates alike. This green light isn’t just permission to shoot; it’s a recognition of Fenwick’s capacity to be a game-changing scorer. Among the class of 2028, Fenwick stands as a beacon of sharpshooting excellence. His ability to consistently find the bottom of the net positions him as not just a prospect but a marksman within his cohort.
Marque Johnson showed his overall playmaking ability during his play at the 2023 AGame Fall Shootout in Manheim, PA. Johnson’s primary avenue for accumulating points was his relentless drives to the basket. With an innate ability to navigate through traffic and a fearless approach, he became a driving force in the paint. Opponents found themselves challenged to contain his determined forays to the rim. What set Johnson apart was the symphony between his handles and strength. His ball-handling skills allowed him to dance through defenders with finesse, while his strength provided the necessary power to finish strong at the rim. This dual threat made him a nightmare matchup for opposing defenses.
Malik Moore’s weekend unfortunately did not last as long as he would of liked at the 2023 AGame Fall Shootout in Manheim, PA because of an injury but his impact was noticed during his short time. One of Moore’s distinguishing features is his size. This, coupled with his scoring ability, positions him as a dual threat on the court. The size advantage creates mismatches that Moore exploits with a deft shooting touch, making him a constant scoring threat in various situations. As Moore’s game matures, so does the promise for the future. The ability to shoot with accuracy, combined with the strategic advantage of being a lefty, sets the stage for a player who can significantly impact the game. The groundwork laid in these formative years hints at a future where Moore’s shooting prowess becomes a defining trait.
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