Gabe Cupps and Rodney Gallagher are two 8th graders to keep an eye on over the summer | Youth1

Gabe Cupps and Rodney Gallagher are two 8th graders to keep an eye on over the summer

School is almost out and the summer season is approaching quickly, most kids are getting ready to relax while others recognize that basketball season never stops. The summer season is a great time for young ballers to improve their game whether it is traveling around the country playing against top competition, or just playing pick up games outside in their neighborhood.

Below are some 8th graders who have stood out in the spring and should continue to turn heads over the summer.  

Jahzare Jackson- Forward/Center

Jackson is listed as 7 feet tall but probably closer to 6’8. Either way he is an absolute force down low and should continue to grow considering he is only in 8th grade. Right now his size gives him a huge advantage so he will have to continue to develop his game if he wants to succeed against high-level competition.

Rodney Gallagher- Guard

Gallagher is an athletic prospect that can do a little bit of everything. Offensively he can drive and kick to shooters but can also spot up and knock down open jump shots in transition and half court.

Gabe Cupps- Shooting Guard

Thought of mostly as a shooter, Cupps recently proved he is much more than that at the Magic City Showcase. Cupps blew past defenders when they pressed him and had some fancy finishes around the rim.

Ashton Willamson- Guard

Williamson is lighting quick and a ferocious competitor on the court. Relatively unknown before the Magic City Showcase, Williamson has definitely put his name in the spotlight. It’ll be interesting to see him develop over the summer and if his name stays in the national conversation.


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