Continuing our look at day 1 of The Finals here are 5 more players in the 2025 and 2026 class that caught my eye.
Aaron Bradshaw (featured image in thumbnail) Class of 2026 / Nike Proskills – Aaron is a do it all kind of player on the court for his Nike Proskills team. When looking at Aaron you would think he is playing the wrong sport as he is built like a linebacker ready to suit up under the Friday Night Lights. Aaron is a burst of energy who really excels on the defensive end as well as in transition. This will be a player in the Texas 2026 class I keep an eye on.
Semetri Carr (featured image to the right) Class of 2025 / San Francisco Soldiers – Right from the tip Semetri caught my eye with his outstanding ball pressure and overall defensive mindset. Multiple deflections and steals would be one of the reasons his San Francisco Soldiers squad would cruise to 1-0 in pool play. Semetri showed ability to play in the half-court as well where his quick burst of speed led to some easy floaters and layups.
Jacobe Coleman Class of 2025 / Lee Green Basketball – It is hard to stand out when you are looked at as the 3-4 option offensively but that does not stop Jacobe from playing hard at all times. A fierce slasher Jacobe is every coaches dream player as his energy is unmatched. Time after time Jacobe would go looking for contact and did an incredible job of controlling his body and finishing around the rim. I see Jacobe as someone who is going to be a sleeper in a loaded Texas 2025 class.
Amari Reed (featured image at the bottom) Class of 2025 / Southern Assault – The big man Amari Reed is one I have been tracking all summer and Friday night he put on a show. Amari was playing above the rim on both sides on the court weather it was blocking shots or dunking I expect Amari’s athleticism to sky rocket over the coming years.
Bo Ogden Class of 2026 / Drive Nation – I always say if you can shoot a basketball it is hard to keep you off the court. Bo was hitting shots from all levels as he worked hard offensively to keep his Drive Nation team in the game vs a good Nike Proskills team. Bo really impressed me with his ability to put the ball on the floor and create for himself, overall will be very interested to see how Bo continues to develop beyond just shooting.