Hustle Region Mid SZN Recap: Middle School Stockrisers
We are halfway through the Hustle Region Circuit, with 6 stops already under our belt. The Hustle Region Circuit consists of Programs from California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and New Mexico. The circuit features 10 stops including…
We are halfway through the Hustle Region Circuit, with 6 stops already under our belt. The Hustle Region Circuit consists of Programs from California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and New Mexico. The circuit features 10 stops including the Hustle Region Final in Irvine July 15th – 17th. In addition to being a terrific exposure platform for high school players. The Circuit is also the perfect proving ground for talented middle school prospects. Here’s a look at our top Middle School Stockrisers from the mid-way point of the Hustle Region Circuit.
Mason Magee PG California Select Gold 2026 – Magee came in with a reputation, however, he’s better than I thought. He plays with a good combination of speed and power and has already begun to establish a go-to shot. Magee was accurate out in California when I was able to check him out during the Hustle Season Kickoff. He has the prototypical frame and shiftiness of a high-level PG. His ceiling will depend on his improved ability to shoot the ball.
Jeremiah Profit 6’3 SF Gamepoint IE 2027 – It’s easy to be impressed with Profit’s size, however, he caught my eye in Kansas City, and Phoenix, with his ability to move without the ball. Profit understands spacing naturally and is one of the few young players you’ll find that uses screens. He has a lot of tools, to become a big-time player, more aggressiveness, combined with improved 1 v 1 moves should go a long way to seeing him accomplish just that.
Keandre Harrison 6’7 PF 865 Elite 2026 – You only need to take one look at Harrison to understand why he’s a stock riser. The forward has broad shoulders and a powerful frame. He’s a fluid athlete that leaves the floor with power. I caught up with the North Carolina Native playing for a Tennessee team out in Kansas City. Right now he’s an elite high motor guy, however, his continued rise will be determined by his ability to refine his overall offensive skill set.
Aaron Banks 5’11 PG Gamepoint IE 2026 – Bank’s rise is tied directly to his ability to defend. The PG is a dawg on the ball and has the chance to be one of the better defenders at the high school level immediately. On the offensive side of the ball, he’s good enough to use his quickness to get in the lane and put pressure on the defense. He needs more reps, and to continue to develop in-game decision-making processes.
Ryan Vanalsburg 6’7 SF Rocky Mountain Fever 2026 – I expect Vanalsburg’s stock to continue to rise this Spring. He’s a long bouncy athlete that impacts the game on both ends. Despite being one of the taller players on the floor, the 6’7 forward operates with the IQ of a throwback PG. His ability to improve his ball skills and transition down to a wing is going to go a long way in determining just how high he’s set to rise.
Madden Smiley 6’2 PG Rocky Mountain Fever 2026 – I saw Smiley playing with Vanalsburg in Denver, and he was the best player on the floor. The PG has a confident handle and used it to split traps and shred defenses. As far as overall skill, the Rocky Mountain PG may have as many as any middle schooler I’ve seen on the circuit. He can beat you shooting the ball, slashing to the cup, or penetrating and kicking.