Edmond, Oklahoma — The Prep Hoops Next Southwest Kick Off, hosted at The Hive, brought some of the best rising talents out of Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The competition was competitive and high scoring for all ages, these prospects brought an abundance of intensity and energy from day to day. Here we’ll take a look back at a few of the most effective, most skilled, and most prolific bucket-getting standouts from this spectacular weekend.
Gideon Holt | Shooting Guard | Norman, OK | ODE 2026
Standout scorer, Gideon Holt, proved to be a tough one-on-one matchup that displayed a knack for getting to his spots for a jumpshot in the short corner on a play-to-play basis. Holt scored in bunches, picking up the bulk of his buckets off the dribble, usually while being contested. This high-volume shooter often drew a lot of contact in midair on the dribble drive but Holt was still able to get his shot up and sometimes pick up the and-one call. Gideon Holt really stood out and flourished when looking to create his own shot, beating defenders with sharp blow-by crossovers and slippery stop on a dime pull-up jumpers. This eighth-grade prospect has a high ceiling as a pure scorer due to his feel, natural instincts, and prowess for putting the ball in the hole.
Quamayne Evans | Point Guard | Edmond, OK | Team Trae Young 2027-2
This left-handed lead guard showed a knack for scoring and facilitating from several different spots on the floor. As a smaller guard, he did a great job of sizing up his defender and attacking their weak side to work his way into the teeth of the defense, create a mid-range pull-up jumpshot, or dish the ball around. Evans was not a player you want to leave open or give any space to or else he would surely look to make the defense pay for it, once he saw the ball go through a couple of times his confidence grew substantially.
Holt Wilson | Shooting Guard | Tulsa, OK | Tulsa Hawks 2028
Tulsa Hawks two-guard, Holt Wilson, showed off a very instinctual offensive-minded skillset with a pure shooting stroke combined with fantastic footwork and extremely impressive ball skills that allowed him to get off a clean shot at will. This kid was unbelievably scorching hot from deep, particularly on the right-wing where you could catch Wilson effortlessly nailing spot-up jumpers a few feet beyond the arc. Holt specialized in shooting and scoring from all three levels of the court displaying fancy footwork and tricky body fakes near the basket. His knack for shooting after quickly getting his feet set and also his feel for the court is what set Holt Wilson apart from his competition.
Kameron Ijeh | Combo Guard | Dallas, TX | AKR Texas Summitt / Vols Elite 2028
Rising star, Kameron Ijeh, played with a tremendous combination of speed, quickness, strength, and fast-twitch dribbling, Ijeh also makes great use of head fakes, body fakes, and jab steps to get clean open looks at the basket. This elite guard can put points on the board in a multitude of ways from any area, whether it was converting a tough contested shot inside the lane, a catch-and-shoot from three, or a spot-up jumper. Very efficient and persistent and makes some of the best shot selections you’ll find of a player his age and height. Kameron Ijeh loves to grab a defensive board and instantly take off up the floor for fastbreak buckets, he did a phenomenal job of utilizing his upper body strength, not only to finish at the hoop but also while pushing the ball up the floor in transition and breaking press defenses often by initiating contact to create separation and free space.
Gabe Williams | Forward | Lepanto, AR | Woodz Elite 2028
Gabe Williams is an intriguing 2029 prospect that played up and made the biggest and most impactful plays for his team of the weekend. Williams’ explosion down low gave him the capability of outrebounding several teams on both ends of the court, double-digit boards were the norm for this kid. The Arkansas prospect showed a lot of power with his back to the basket and while driving through traffic for the layup, Williams played as if no one was in front of him, going right through his opponent’s chest on the way up.