Player Eval: Luis Risquez

Luis Risquez, 2020

First Love Academy

NY Jayhawks

6-9  Forward

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Luis Risquez is a 6-9 forward with a quick release and a soft touch.  Risquez has the ability to make mid-range shots off the dribble or catch and shoot.  His combination of agility and athleticism allows him to run the floor with fluidity.  He is a capable finisher around the rim.  Most often turning over his left shoulder and scoring the ball with his dominant right hand.  Risquez continues to demonstrate an ability to get into lane from the wing and has an ultra soft touch, often finishing with floaters in the paint.  Defensively he is quick off his feet, with good timing skills and is an effective shot blocker.

Risquez was a key contributor on the 15-under New York Jayhawks team that finished in the Final 4 of the Adidas Gauntlet Gold Division in July.   He attends First Love Christian Academy in Washington, PA where he will be a prominent reserve playing behind 6-8  senior studs Riny Lual (Sudan) and Jamier Fletcher.  The Knights can be seen in action at the Buckeye Classic, on Dec 8th vs Aspire Academy (KY) , Or in Pittsburgh on Dec. 9th vs Kennedy Catholic at Lincoln Park High School in the Midland Tip-Off.  A cant miss trip to the Cancer Research Classic has them facing preseason top 10 in the Nation, Findley Prep out of Las Vegas.  Risquez and club will also face Roselle Catholic (NJ) St Mary’s Elizabeth (NJ) St Thomas Moore (CT) and Oak Hill Academy (VA) among others.  Under the tutelage of First Love skipper Khayree Wilson you can expect continued growth from this 2020 prospective student athlete.