2026’s Keegan Spatz is a super-skilled guard who is on the national radar | Youth1

2026’s Keegan Spatz is a super-skilled guard who is on the national radar

Keegan Spatz is one of the best players from the League City, TX area in the Class of 2026.  


The 4-foot-11, 100-pound Spatz, who attends Bayside Intermediate, is a dynamic player that works as a point guard and shooting guard. 


Spatz has earned plenty of recognition during his career, such as: League City Athlete of the Year, and back-to-back Regional Jr NBA Skills Challenge winner (2018-2019). 


Spatz is humbled by the accolades. 


“I feel like I've worked very hard to improve and better myself. To be recognized helps me realize all the hard work will pay off,” Spatz said. It was a great experience to be recognized as the Athlete of the Year because not only was it about being a good athlete but also about being a good role model on and off the court. Winning the Regional Jr. NBA Challenge two times was an amazing experience because I got to be on the stage and TV with the draft players. I was on the stage when they announced Trae Young and Nassir Little.”


No matter the opponent, every game Spatz is determined to give it his all. 


Spatz is going all out. 


The motor is always at full throttle whenever Spatz steps between the lines.


“My mindset on the court is to give all I can and do my best to help my team,” Spatz said. 


Spatz has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the court. Spatz tells why he enjoys the game of basketball so much. 


“What I love most about playing is competing and getting better,” Spatz said. “I work hard at training so that I can compete during games and be the best player I can be for my teammates.”


Spatz has learned many valuable lessons from playing basketball that he applies to his everyday life. 


“What playing has taught me about life is that you have to work hard to get to the next level in everything that you do,” Spatz said. 


Spatz shares his favorite memory of playing basketball.


“My favorite memory of playing is winning the state title last year,” Spatz said. “ We only had 6 players and worked hard for that win.”


Spatz takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Spatz makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.


“The way that I demonstrate being a good player is encouraging my teammates and playing as a team,” Spatz said. “The best advice I’d given my teammates is keep your head up.

Win or lose, make them remember you.”


Spatz is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.


“What I’ve learned from my coaches is that I have to always do my best in everything I do on and off the court,” Spatz said. “The best advice a coach has given me is to not doubt myself, and shoot every shot with confidence.”


Spatz patterns his mentality after this future Hall of Fame point guard. 

“The player that I look up to is Steph Curry because I think he changed the way basketball is played,” Spatz said. 

Spatz lists math as his favorite subject in school. 


“I’m good with numbers,” Spatz said. 


Spatz explains his collegiate aspirations. 


“My dream college is Duke because they’re a great school and have a great basketball program,” Spatz said. 


Spatz is striving for greatness in all that he does. 


“My goals on and off the court are to always be my best,” Spatz said. “I want to study hard so that I’m an honor roll student in school and to practice hard so I’m the best I can be on the court.”


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