Entering his senior year at Palisades High, Caden played lockdown defense and made key shots to help the USA Youth basketball team to the gold medal at the 15th European Maccabi Games in Budapest, Hungary. The American squad went undefeated, winning by an average of almost 60 points. Team Maccabi USA claimed the most medals at the weeklong international competition, capturing 155 in all (75 gold, 43 silver, 37 bronze). Caden scored nine points in his team’s first game against Turkey and added nine more two days later against Germany. One week before, Caden’s sisters Sammie, Taylor and Elise led their L.A.Westside team to gold at the U.S. Maccabi Games in Atlanta. Caden played a pivotal role in Palisades’ run to the City quarterfinals last season. To nominate your favorite Palisadian for Athlete of the Week, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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