Player: Alvaro Folgueiras
School: DME Academy National
There are still players that are available in the class of 2023, and one that you may want to look at more is 2023 6’9 Alvaro Folgueiras from DME Academy National. Folgueiras is one that is still adjusting to the game but you see the flashes in what he can provide on the court, and his best days are ahead of him.
Recently watching the forward when they took WS Christian National, Folgueiras was able to show flashes of his skillset. He moves well without the ball, showed that he can be effective from multiple levels and stretch the floor with his game, and is one that battles well down in the paint.
And when speaking more with his coach, Matt Panaggio, he has noticed a lot about his game that should intrigue college coaches.
“He is an incredible passer and ball handler for his size. He is at his best grabbing defensive rebounds and pushing the break himself. He is a very good 1on1 player from mid/low post area, and is an improving shooter.”
Coming from Spain, Folgueiras still has room to grow and develop his overall feel but he also has had great experience in playing in the FIBA U17 World Cup. And as far as recruitment goes, he currently holds an offer from Utah State but several other schools have expressed interest.
But from what we saw, Folgueiras is a player that should garner more eyes his way, especially for programs still looking in the class of 2023.