The Class of 2026 is taking shape as becoming a special class across the board. Here are some game changers we need to get to know before they move on to high school.
6’4 CG Anthony Felisi || Utah || 2026 ||
Off the radar talent here. This kid is one of the best two way players that you will see in his age group. Anthony will take your lunch on one end of the floor and then go flush it on the other end. The thing that has been impressive is his growth and development as he is taking this basketball thing seriously and you can see him taking it to another level. He shoots the ball well but he is at his best when he attacks the rim. It looks like he will be suiting up for Orem High School next season and there is no reason he won’t start on varsity from the get go.
6’7 F Latrel Almond || North Carolina || 2026 ||
You wanna see a grown man in the 8th grade come check this kid out. He will not disappoint. Impressive second jump after a rebound as he gets up and gets through contact. You can see it in his eyes that he is trying to body anyone and everyone in his way. Nice 15-foot jumper and he is getting more agile. Really like how his jump shooting game is developing. In due time everyone is going to know his name.
6’6 G Tyran Stokes || California || 2026 ||
Tyran is the definition of built different. He is thick and he uses his strength to power through anyone. He usually bodies the skinny bigs and he takes them out in the perimeter and works them out there with a few moves or simply with his jump-shooting ability. In the post he is quick with his moves and he is going to make a killing in the mid-post because he has space to work or to face-up. Some high school will get lucky if they land him.
6’0 PG Mike Jones || South Carolina || 2026 ||
This kid is the gas that makes the machine run over at Team Loaded. This kid has a motor and they’re playing up and you could not tell the difference. Mike is pushing the ball and keeping defenders off balance with a variety of hesi-stop and shift combo moves and then he shoots out of a cannon to the rim. He attacks the rim with no fear and he could care less who is under the basket he is going in and he usually gets what he wants. This kid is the future at the PG position.