Posted On: 04/17/21 11:26 AM

Night one of #PHGrindSZNKickoff didn't shy away from the intensity. There was a game that went to overtime, there were players that hit big shots, and there were buzzer-beaters. However, a few players shined brighter than everyone else, whether on the offensive, defensive, or both ends of the floor.

Bo Aldridge (2023), Kansas City United (15U):

Aldridge was the best of the pack by far. Though he's only a sophomore, his game has very few holes as he makes an impact on both ends of the floor. His length (6-foot-4) and his size (190 pounds) make him hard to guard when going downhill, and his speed makes him a menace on the perimeter as well. Aldridge finished the game in a losing effort with 16 points and 12 rebounds, including a step-back triple to send the game to overtime.

Mack Gudell (2024), Next Level OK (15U):

When looking at Gudell, you may not automatically assume that he's the player that he is, but just a few minutes into his game, you'll notice just how smooth he is on the court. Standing at 5-foot-9, Gudell recognizes that size may not be his forte, but his craftiness and shooting ability is. The

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