Albuquerque Basketball Club hosted training and workouts Wednesday July 6th from 8:30pm to 10:30pm. This workout was organized by local basketball coach Chuck Giddings who was able to get twenty girls to attend this workout. This workout included trainers/coaches Brandon Mason, J-Hill, Roman Martinez, Dairese Gary and Natalie Zamora. This article will mention the girls who impressed the coaches from last night’s workout.
Players who attended last night:from West Mesa High School, Juice Randall from Sandia High School, Celia Armijo from Atrisco Heritage Academy High School, Janessa Gallegos from Atrisco Heritage Academy High School, Cat Goana from Valley High School, Grace Maestas from Valley High School, from Volcano Vista High School, Malaina Rodriguez from Valley High School, Martina Sando from Sandia High School, Malia Meadowcroft from Sandia High School, from West Mesa High School, Cece Thrasher who is undecided, from Del Norte High School, Delilah Yazzie from Valley High School, Sasha Sarceant from Volcano Vista High School, from Rio Rancho High School, Ariana Palacio from Valley High School, Joyce Stinett from Sandia High School and Jemmah Estrada from Lincoln Middle School (8th grade).
The players who impressed last night:
from Volcano Vista showed her craftiness on the offensive side of the ball. She was one of the few elite ball handlers from last night’s workout, and put her handling ability on full display. She has a great jumpshot and takes her mid range jumpers with confidence. Last night she made several contested jumpers with a hand in her face.
from Del Norte High School impressed many from last night workout. She is another crafty guard that has a nice handle on the offensive end. Bleona finished around the rim at a high level when attacking the basket last night. She was one of the top defenders during last night’s workout and was defending full court. Bleona has a high basketball IQ.
Jemmah Estrada the 8th grader at Lincoln Middle School was one of the most impressive players from last night’s workout. She was an elite shot blocker and rebounder last night. Jemmah was definitely the tp player in both of those categories from the workout. She was finishing at a high level around the rim as well.
Juice Randall from Sandia High School put in some work at last night’s workouts. She was without a doubt one of, if not the strongest player from last night in various instances. She finished at a high level around the rim and was a solid defender on the opposite side of the ball.
was one of the mot entertaining players I watched from last night’s workout. She had several great moves with her ball handling and had many jaw dropping plays against her defenders. Olivia showcased good footwork and floor general abilities as a primary point guard last night. Her ball handling opened her her great shooting which made her a dangerous matchup.
Ariana Palacio from Valley High School was one of the fiercest competitors from last night’s workout. She is a gritty and hardworking guard that seems too never get tired on the floor. Despite being one of the smallest players at the workout last night, she played with a lot of resilience and heart. Ariana was one of the few elite ball handlers and elite shooters from the workout last night.
Grace Maestas from Valley High School had herself a nice showing during last night’s workouts. She was one of the elite rebounders last night and did a good job at boxing out her matchups. Grace was a strong and physical matchup for every player competing last night. She excelled at finishing around the rim.