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Posted On: 10/29/18 8:30 AM
Team Preview: Lake Ridge Eagles ????
Mansfield Lake Ridge hasn’t been talked about a lot in the fall thus far despite dominating most of their opponents in fall league games. People won’t be sleep on them for long because the Eagles have some very talented players/prospects, led by top 100 player in the state 6ft.2 Sg. 2019 Tahlik Chavez and Top 40 player in the state 2020 6ft.4 Wing Joey Madimba. The 6A Eagles will be in one of the toughest district in the state and they will have to come mentally prepared to have a chance at winning district. Lake Ridge also has some talented young players, Jalen Lake, Justice Marmara and talented top 25 player in the state for 2022 Dallas Hobbs. They will play some early competitive non district games, including the Duncanville Panthers who are led by 2 nationally ranked players. Those early games should help get the Eagles ready for district play.
Tahlik Chavez / 6’2” / Sg / 2019
Tahlik is one of the best shooters in the state regardless of class. He can knock down threes from multiple spots on the floor when his feet are set. Chavez is also an improved on the ball defender that uses his lateral quickness to make it harder on ball handlers. He is a senior and will have to lead Lake Ridge on the court vocally and with his play for them to be good.
Joey Madimba / 6’4” / SF / 2020
Joey is a smooth wing that excels in transition and finishes above the rim on the break. He has a decent perimeter game that allows him to penetrate off of triple threat and jab step moves. Recently picked up 2 offers from UNT and UAB, Joey is poised to have a breakout junior season this year.