Posted On: 06/19/18 8:02 AM
One of the bright stars of the 2019 class in Idaho is Vallivue’s Amoro Lado, and Prep Hoops Idaho checked in with the dynamic scorer to see how his summer is shaping up following his recent recognition as the 2018 Idaho Press Tribune Player of the Year.
Proud of how much this young man has grown the past 3 years at Vallivue. 2018 Idaho Press Tribune, Player of the Year. Excited to see all he accomplishes his Senior year of HS @IAmAmoroLado – Many thanks to @IdahoPressTrib @BJRains and @BWaltonIPT for a memorable evening! pic.twitter.com/NmbOFo6xk5
— Ryan Lundgren (@RcLundgren) June 15, 2018
Lado is coming off a very impressive junior season as he earned First Team All 4A SIC honors following a state tournament appearance flanked by a young squad of teammates. Most recently, Lado has had a chance to rejoin his team as they prepare for more game play following some early tournaments and practice together to build upon their chemistry. Lado spoke about where he and his team currently stand entering summer, “I think I have been playing great basketball, had a couple ups and downs throughout the course of these tournaments, but overall I think I’ve been playing high level basketball. We have a lot of young guys that are inexperienced at the varsity level so we are still figuring out roles and where people belong, but it’s been fun leading these young guy and getting them involved in the game and I think by the time the season starts we will be playing together. I love the group of guys we have now and I wouldn’t trade them for anybody else in the state.”
It will be exciting to see Lado grow even more into his leader role with this group and it appears he is primed to do so already. The way in which Lado impacts a game, his leadership will be easy to recognize out on the floor. He can do it all with the ball, but also has great vision for finding teammates, especially off the dribble.
As the summer momentum builds, Lado already has some big things forming, “these next few weeks we leave and play against a couple teams in Twin Falls. Burley, Minico, and Twin Falls etc., so we are ready to battle against the other half of the state that will most likely go to state. This week coach and I are going to go check out the Idaho State University campus, meet the coaches and also do the same with the College of Southern Idaho, so also looking forward to that,” Lado said.
The added games against top competition will bode well for Lado as well as getting his eye on a couple of campuses that could be in the mix later on in his recruitment. Lado is making the most of his time even in June as the prep offseason continues to roll along. A testament to how important it is for him to be playing in a program such as Vallivue, that helps get the most out of each and every player throughout the calendar year.
Lado went on to inform us what he has been working on in term of his game. “Right now I been working on my game a lot trying to be more efficient and also morphing myself into a volume scorer while also at the same time trying to get my team mates involved. I think that could be a big push to getting my team over the hump and playing high level basketball. Specifically, I am polishing up my three point shot, being a lot more consistent with it and I think that would help me big time. Also, just the little things like slowing down on ball screens, making the right reads and doing more with less.”
Lado continues to be one to follow as the summer season rolls along, and his schedule and work ethic seem to be in line to prep for his big senior season ahead.