PGH 2K23: Day 1 – Length Standing Out (15U)
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In the 2026 class there are some really talent players, that have a superior mixture of size and skill. Below I am going to list just some of the players that I saw today that stood out to me with…
In the 2026 class there are some really talent players, that have a superior mixture of size and skill. Below I am going to list just some of the players that I saw today that stood out to me with these qualities. These players displayed on several occasions that they had a good “feel” for the game, while producing at a high rate. Thanks for tuning in and enjoy!
Sammie Aldenderfer is a lengthy player that stood out today. No pun intended. Aldenderfer is a forward, that has good size for the positions she plays with her Mavericks 2026 team. She moves between the 3,4, and 5, on a consistent basis, while being able to guard whatever position she is playing. She rebounds at a high rate and has a good understanding of where the ball is going to land, when it comes off of the rim on a missed shot. Moving forward there is a bight future for Aldenderfer if she stays dedicated to the sport. She showed glimpses of a lot of positive stuff today out there and seems to really enjoy playing. I could see some big strides over the next few seasons with this one.
In this article we are touching on players that showed an impressive mixture of size and skill out on the court today, one of those players was Hanna Bultman. Bultman, a 6FT combo guard of Chapman Basketball Academy 2026 South Antholine, is a player that displayed a lot of promise out there today more than anything else. What I mean is…Yes, Bultman was a vital piece in her teams victories today but most importantly, she showed that her mixture of skill and size, when efficient, is something that could be used at the college level one day. She is a physical player that loves contact in the lane when attacking off of the dribble, with the ability to step out and shoot a smooth jumper. At the college level, players like this are a commodity. We will just to see how she develops her game over the next few years, before getting to that point but if today is any indication, she is going to have a nice career when it’s all said and done.
Jordan Dimke had her moments in Day 1 of this PGH 2K23 event. Dimke, a 6FT forward, moved off of the ball well on numerous occasions today, getting herself an easy look at the hoop while her defender was sleeping. Other than that, Dimke showed off her impressive length with some highlight level blocks at the rim and at the three point line. On a team that has 3 really impressive players on the offensive side of the floor, Dimke definitely stood out today. If she were to become a little more consistent and efficient over the next few seasons, while growing, then everyone should watch out..
didn’t stand out too much in her first contest that I watched her compete in today, but Game 2? Yeah, she was a baller. Rice is listed at 5’10 but seems to stand more around 6FT when she is out there on the court. She moves effortlessly down the floor with giant strides and meaningful movement. In the early part of her second game, Rice was on fire. She showed off her skill in the paint by scoring near the hoop with her size, she showed her shooting stroke from the midrange by knocking down a pull up or two, and even showed her defensive ability by playing defense on everyone in front of her on the court. For context, at the time, her team was switching all screens and it was no issue for Rice, as she was able to stay in front of anyone and everyone. This is definitely a player to know moving forward out of the state of Illinois at the 15U level, if you don’t already.
is going to turn out to be a heck of a basketball player at the end of her high school career. Carper, who is going to be a freshman this winter, has all the intangibles to be a solid contributor at the high school level already. Today she showed her speed down the floor, with some fundamental post moves to go along with it, whenever she had enough time. Her team does a good job of understanding when to get her the ball and also understands that she is learning. Sometimes teams can get upset when a younger player is starting to “put it all together.” That is NOT the case with this team though, as they are all very positive and work really well together. Carper and this group is definitely one I’ll be around to see tomorrow for Day 2.