On Saturday morning and early afternoon Fort Loramie hosted their annual Summer Shootout, just one of the multiple events they have run so well over the past few years. With over 20 teams participating from across the state, the competition and different varieties of basketball played is always unique. Here is who stood out from who we were able to see on Saturday:
2024 G Wes Enis (Miami East) – really played some good basketball in multiple viewings in this event, Enis is young, and still figuring things out, Has a very bright future ahead, and his confidence in himself should only continue to grow. Doesn’t rush things with the ball in his hands on offense, able to handle it, makes good decisions. Able to squeeze through the defense, absorb contact, and get to the rim where he can finish with either hand. Has a sweet lefty stroke from the perimeter where he can knock down shots consistently. Moves his feet well defensively, has good lateral quickness, and is fundamentally sound on that end of the floor. The son of former local standout NFL player Curtis Enis. He has the makings early on of a quality prospect to play at the next level someday.
2023 G Caleb Maurer (Fort Loramie) – will have the opportunity to have a very special senior season in a few months, Maurer and his teammates have a lot of success ahead. A high level athlete, Maurer has serious bounce, twitch, and quickness out on the floor. Has a quick release from the outside to go with a pretty stroke, he can attack the rim with force and finish with authority. Sees the floor well, gets teammates involved, and makes good reads with the ball in his hands. Capable of locking down opponents on the defensive side of the court, creates turnovers, and can be tough to handle in transition. Will have plenty of schools interested in his services at the next level, and should be a strong candidate to win Player of the Year in his conference this winter.
2024 PG Jacob Roeth (Miami East) – the other part of Miami East’s young, talented backcourt duo, Roeth impressed with his effort, energy, and ability to never stop moving on the court. Tough, competes, encourages teammates, and always seems to find his way around the ball. Can shoot it from three effectively, moves the ball, and isn’t afraid to be active around the basket at his position. Gets into it on defense, pressures the ball, and plays with active hands. Going to be someone to keep an eye on in the future, as he and his team should see continued success in the coming years.
2023 SG Jadyn Mescher (Marion Local) – played a key role in his team’s success and tournament run last year, Mescher will have a chance to fill the void left by a handful of seniors who have since departed. Plays strong with the basketball, has good size on the perimeter, and can really shoot it from there at a high clip. Can pass it, has a smooth feel to his game, and quietly goes about his business on the floor. Will be one of the better seniors in the always competitive MAC this upcoming season.