PYBL: 2026 Takeaways
After a summer off because of the pandemic, the PYBL was back in session this summer and once again it proved to be one of the best middle school platforms in the country. With AAU back in full swing this…
After a summer off because of the pandemic, the PYBL was back in session this summer and once again it proved to be one of the best middle school platforms in the country. With AAU back in full swing this July, I was not able to get to as much PYBL as I would have liked. Below are three takeaways from what I was able to establish during my time at PYBL…
Jasiah Cannady Is Next Up
Before PYBL started this summer, I had seen Cannady dominate on a national level and I was curious to see if that would translate over to the PYBL. The answer to that is yes. Cannady put on a show throughout the regular season earning Most Outstanding Player and helped lead his City team to become PYBL Elite Champions. Cannady is a terrific playmaking guard that has a variety of tools in his toolbox that should make him a high level guard by the time he enters high school. Cannady is the number one prospect right now in the MD/DC 2026 class.
Zyion Chase Causes Issues
Chase was the next go to guy for City in helping them win the PYBL Elite Championship. Standing at 6’4, Chase was dominant in the low post as he has an advanced level skill set for a post player. How much Chase grows will be important to monitor as he continues to get older and develop.
Jake Bahr Could Be Special
Bahr was the story on championship Saturday finishing with an impressive double-double as he completely dominated. Bahr was a force on both sides of the ball and showed that he can be an impactful two way player. If the PYBL Championship was any indication of how his career down the road is going to be, Bahr will certainly become a household name in the DMV.