The Hustle Region Circuit concluded in July after 9 stops and three months of grassroots play. The circuit hosted teams from 15U – 17U. Several middle school players participated and had an impact. Here’s a look at some of the top middle school performers from the Circuit.
Jocori Bartlett 5’10 PG Gamepoint 2026 – I Saw Bartlett in California at our first stop. Dedicated playmaker with a good handle to go along with driving ability.
Aaron Banks 5’10 PG Gamepoint 2026 – Big time on-ball defender that impacts games with lateral speed and quick hands. Penetrator who is looking to create for others after getting paint touches.
Jayden Gray 6’0 SG California Select Gold 2026 – His energy and motor is his best skill, and he physically looks the part. Gray is a good on-ball defender, that can get out and finish in transition.
Mason Magee 5’11 PG California Select Gold 2026 (featured image) – Magee has an advanced understanding of how to play the game, to go along with a good frame and signature skill. Has the ability to dominate games with his paint touch ability and decision-making in the lane.
Roco Cali 6’1 CG Elevation Green 2026 – His game is a bit quirky but he has a surprisingly quick 1st step. Good facilitator with touch and accuracy on his passes.
Madden Smiley 6’2 PG Rocky Mountain Fever 20026 – Smiley has an advanced offensive game, that is highlighted in his handle and passing ability. Has the size to see over the top of the press, and the skill to craftily dribble through it.
Ryan Van Alsburg 6’7 PF Rocky Mountain Fever – Alsburg plays with a little grit, toughness, and a lot of confidence. He’s in the top percentile for athletes of his age and size, and he knows how to use those skills. Runs the floor well, will compete for in-traffic rebounds, and finishes around the rim.
Keandre Harrison 6’7 PF 865 Elite 2026 – Big bodied forward that can move. Harrison was a problem when sprinting the floor and playing above the rim. High motor, R&J athlete with a powerful frame.
Jeremiah Profit 6’3 SG Gamepoint 2027 – Profit has an advanced offensive skill set. He has great positional size, and can score the ball with his jump shot, or off dribble drives. Long and rangy athlete that looks like he has a few more inches left in his frame.