Posted On: 08/8/21 9:57 AM

New Mexico is not normally thought of as a hotbed for hoops, however, the emergence of programs like JB White and the Albuquerque basketball club, have provided a platform to showcase the state’s hoop talent. This weekend, I was in Albuquerque checking out some of that talent, as ABC put on their Back 2 School event, which featured programs from around the Southwest. In this article, we take a look at some of the players that stood out during pool play action.

Diego Sharp Diego Sharp 6'2" | SG ABC Prep | 2022 State NM 6’1 SG Team Shock 2022 (#10PHNM 2022) - Sharp was easily the top R&J athlete at the event. He caught a sick 1 handed lob that certainly qualifies as elite level. Not normally known as a shooter, he knocked down a couple open 3’s to keep defenses honest. 

Kenyon Aguino 6’5 PF Team Swoosh 2025 - Aguino was the top prospect at the event. The power forward has terrific feet and an advanced low post-game. He destroyed opponents with his back to the basket, showing the ability to turn over his left and right shoulder alike. 

Leandro Garcia 6’1 PF SPX 2025 - Garcia may not have the prototypical basketball frame, but he’s a

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