Six Stars from Saturday
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ALEXANDRIA, VA — This Saturday, I started my day at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes where the Saints scrimmaged DeMatha. I then made the two-mile trek over to Bishop Ireton where the Cardinals matched up with Jackson-Reed. Here are six…
ALEXANDRIA, VA — This Saturday, I started my day at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes where the Saints scrimmaged DeMatha. I then made the two-mile trek over to Bishop Ireton where the Cardinals matched up with Jackson-Reed. Here are six stars from the action.
| SSSAS (VA) ’26
Burgdolf looked like possibly the best defender on the team vs. DeMatha. He’s an alert, vigilant defender who is tough as nails. Burgdolf is solid on closeouts and sits on pump fakes. He also applies consistent pressure on the ball defensively. Burgdolf is also a big-time offensive talent. He is a knockdown shooter who is shot-ready upon the catch. He knows how to use shot fakes, and gets to his spots from the mid-range efficiently. Burgdolf also plays through contact.
| Jackson-Reed (DC) ’25
Fort did what he does on the glass, collecting multiple out-of-area rebounds. He is also a grab-and-go threat in transition who is becoming confident in his ball-handling while his offensive game steadily expands. Fort displays solid footwork from the short corner. He can turn, face, and pull up on a dime from that spot confidently.
| SSSAS (VA) ’25
Jacobs played with incredible effort throughout. He had multiple chase-down blocks that were truly impressive. He has elite defensive potential when you consider how quick he is laterally for his size. Jacobs also has a soft touch on offense.
| Jackson-Reed (DC) ’25
Massaquoi looks in great shape to start this season. His off-ball movement was good, and he had multiple powerful finishes through contact.
| Bishop Ireton (VA) ’27
Mena is listed at 6’7″ 240 and has excellent hands. He sets great screens and is always available for dumpoffs. Mena is productive on the offensive glass and is a constant threat to score second-chance points. He seals well on the block, uses shot fakes effectively, and showcases a soft touch when finishing.
| DeMatha (MD) ’25
Walton was a standout for the Stags because of his energy. The lefty wing, who looks quite strong physically heading into before his junior campaign, had a couple of and-1s and made some thoughtful passes to get teammates open.