NYBL Takeover Invitational: Class of 2026 Standouts (Part Two)
Greensboro, NC. – The talent pool that was in the 7th grade division at the NYBL Memorial Day Takeover Invitational was through the roof which is why we decided to break the standouts up into two different parts. Below is…
Greensboro, NC. – The talent pool that was in the 7th grade division at the NYBL Memorial Day Takeover Invitational was through the roof which is why we decided to break the standouts up into two different parts. Below is the second part of our 7th grade standouts as you can view part one here…
Zyion Chase | Washington D.C. | Class of 2026
Chase looks to be a building block on this 7th grade Takeover group and he was mighty impressive on the block in the low post. Chase has a mismatch against his counterparts because of his size where he currently stands at 6’1. Chase brings great energy to the floor that helps him be dominant on both ends of the ball in the low post.
Tristan Heflin | Maryland | Class of 2026
There is a lot of upside and potential to like about Heflin because of his length and long arms he is already showing why only in the 7th grade. The first thing that stood out when watching Heflin was his defense as he uses his length to cause steals, deflections and showed he can alter shots. Offensively he can put the ball on the floor and handle it and score no matter what the defense is giving him. Look for Heflin to be a productive two way player in the coming years in the DMV.
Jordan Hunter | Maryland | Class of 2026
Team Takeover is known for producing good guards and Hunter could be one of the next ones in that pipeline. The first thing that stands out when watching Hunter is his speed and quickness. Defenders had a hard time all weekend at the NYBL Memorial Day Takeover Invitational staying in front of him because of how quick he is. Hunter has some good playmaking skills to go with his quickness that only makes him more of a threat offensively when the ball is in his hands.
Maddox Palmer | Florida | Class of 2026
Palmer was by far one of the best pure scorers that I saw regardless of class last weekend while at the NYBL Memorial Day Takeover Invitational. Palmer does a good job of getting to his spots on the courts where he has an impressive scoring package that could not be slowed down by any of the opposing teams he went up against. I expect Palmer to get this type of recognition as he continues to get older.
Chris Washington | Florida | Class of 2026
When our initial class of 2026 rankings comes out, expect Washington to be near the top of the list. The potential Washington has is to the moon and the scary part about that is he is still new to the game of basketball. Washington is currently 6’5 with tremendous length that allows him to rebound the ball and blocks shots at a high level. As he continues to learn the game, his offensive skillset will improve which will continue making him one of the top players in the 2026 class.