Posted On: 01/12/21 3:00 PM

Western New York is an underrated basketball hotspot chockful of promising, talented recruits. The 2019-2020 Monsignor Martin League (Buffalo NY) was highly competitive and produced many memorable moments for both teams and individuals alike. This series will focus on the individual members of the 2020-2021 Nichols Vikings.


Makai Horton - Guard - Class of 2022


Makai Horton, after having spent a majority of 2019-2020 starring on Junior Varsity, appeared in the last 4 Nichols Varisty games of the season. In the stretch, Horton averaged 2.8 points per game, 1.5 rebounds per game, and 0.8 assists per game. Though Horton’s contributions did not translate to victories, it was clear to those that watched the Vikings closely that Horton was able to make a positive impact and gain the trust of his teammates and coaches alike.


The most accomplished facet of Makai Horton’s game is his ability to change the tone of a game by playing up-tempo. Horton is simply blazing fast; in his small 2019-2020 sample size, he used his speed to weave in and out of defenders, create transition opportunities, and rush back to protect the basket on defense. Oftentimes, when

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