This summer has been great for New Mexico High School Basketball. At this point last year, we were still in the heat of the pandemic and didn’t have many in town tournaments and team camps last year. This summer we’ve had several standout players make some noise on the AAU level.
: 5’7 Point Guard “ABC Spotlight” Class of 2025
This off-seasonfrom ABC Spotlight has really improved on his consistency in every aspect of the game. He is known for being a scoring point guard first but has really done a good job running the offense. Latavious leads with his toughness which is contagious too his teammates. This summer he has shown the ability to play bigger than what he is and holds his own against bigger players. You can tell he’s been working on knocking down three’s with consistency and his free throws from the charity stripe. Latavious has taken his on-ball defense too another level this summer.
: 5’8 Point Guard “ABC Spotlight” Class of 2025
is coming off winning the 5A State Championship from his freshman campaign. This off-season, he’s continued working on his game. Hudson has participated in the Marquee Hoops Circuit which was in Las Vegas, Texas and California. He has also competed in some Prep Hoops Tournaments in California and Las Vegas throughout the summer. He has improved his composure under pressure in big moments during ball games. Hudson is one of those players that when you tell him to do something, he’ll put his mind to it and make it happen.
: 6’2 Shooting Guard “ABC Spotlight” Class of 2024
has really come a long way over the last few years. Going back to his freshman year, he was a part of the 5A state champion team with Cleveland. Now going into his junior year, you can tell he just works and lives in the gym. Daniel is a player that’s earned all of his recognition and exposure, it wasn’t given, he’s had to work his butt off. He’s really separated himself from many players with his scoring and shooting. This summer he has continued putting his name out there at various tournaments outside the state. Daniel has proven he can hold his own with anyone on the opposing team. He’s received offers from Western New Mexico, Eastern New Mexico, schools from Southern Idaho and Columbia.
: 6’5 Power Forward “ABC Spotlight” Class of 2025
Even after winning the 5A State Championship in his freshman year,didn’t let that stop him from taking his game to another level. He is without a doubt right there with at the top of the 2025 Class. What separates Kenyon from other big’s in his Class is his patience and high basketball IQ at his age. He is clearly ahead of his peers and has dominated many games this summer on the AAU level. His post game is already elite for a soon to be sophomore, and he scores with efficiency. Kenyon is a patient player in the post that has several tricks in his bag which makes him unguardable. He will be a future first team all-state player for years to come and will be in the discussion as one of the states top players.
: 6’7 Center “ABC Spotlight” Class of 2025
has been having a productive off-season this summer and has made a major impact for his teams. He has really improved on both sides of the ball and the game has slowed down for the soon to be sophomore big man. Mason has participated in the Marquee Hoops Southeast Live in Orlando, Florida this summer. He helped ABC Spotlight go undefeated at 5-0 in the tournament and win the Marquee Hoops Westcoast championship in Ladera County, California. You can notice the improvement in his game with his timing on shot-blocking on the defensive side of the ball. His rebounding has been a major improvement on boxing guys out and going up strong with the basketball offensively.
: 6’3 Shooting Guard “ABC Spotlight” Class of 2025
has had an amazing off-season and has gotten national attention from around the country. He’s played a big role in the team winning the Marquee Hoops Westcoast Championship as the teams leading scorer. Jalin averaged over 37 points per game and can create his own shot whenever he wants. What makes him dangerous is he can pull up from long range, play off the ball and be a catch and shoot scorer as well. When Jalin gets in the zone, he can light up the scoreboard. He’s received interest this off-season from New Mexico State University and Southern Utah University at the D1 level. He is arguably the top player in the state of New Mexico heading into next season.
Marquise Renfro: 6’0 Shooting Guard “ABC Spotlight” Class of 2024
This past season, Marquise Renfro showed flashes of stardom and this off-season, he’s showed that he’s due for a breakout year this upcoming season heading into his junior year. You can easily identify the improvement in his outside shooting. He’s taking more perimeter shots with confidence and hitting them with more consistency. Marquise has always been one of the states best slashers but now adding in his outside scoring will only make him a more dangerous player to guard. Defensively, he leads the press on defense and forces several turnovers which leads to quick scores on the offensive end.