Gilbert, AZ — After a successful weekend in Phoenix at the first Prep Hoops NEXT event of the 2021/2022 calendar year, “Duel In The Desert”, it is time to take a look at some of the top performers from the event. Below are five guys from the 2026 class that really stood out.
Holmes put on a show from start to finish this weekend for AZ Unity and showed that he is their best scorer. Holmes, who is the younger brother of Dayton freshman Daron Holmes, is on track to be the next Holmes to play college basketball. Standing at 6’5, Holmes brings a good amount of length to the court and showed that he is a knockdown shooter. The southpaw has the ultimate green light when he touches the ball and can shoot it from wherever on the court.
Kaden, who is the son of former NBA player Eddie House, was at the event along with his brother, Kalek who we will be identifying next. Kaden had the more productive weekend and is a tremendous two way player that makes a big impact on both sides of the basketball and the fact he is 6’3 plays a large part in that. Kaden was finishing constantly over defenders driving the rim and was tremendous on the boards.
Kalek is a combo guard that likes to play with the ball in his hands. He has good perimeter skills and showed that he can be a lockdown defender. You can tell he has watched many highlights of his dad as he has a very similar game to his pops. Expect to hear more about House in the coming years as he is certainly a guard to monitor from the 2026 class.
Gray was truly an absolute bucket all weekend long for San Diego Prospects. Gray has a terrific motor and plays very hard on both ends of the floor. He was finishing in traffic, finishing with contact, showed he can knock down his jumper from multiple areas on the floor and was able to get to the free throw multiple times a game.
As I have touched on earlier in the week, nobody else scored the ball better at Duel In The Desert than Magee. He showcased his ability to score the ball at a high level all weekend long while having multiple 20 plus point performances in the two day event. Expect to hear more about Magee on a national level as we start getting towards the new calendar year.
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