The Prep Hoops Next National Championship featured teams from across the country gathering to compete in Kansas City. I was in the gym all weekend and these are some of the wings who impressed in the games I saw! Dothan…
The Prep Hoops Next National Championship featured teams from across the country gathering to compete in Kansas City. I was in the gym all weekend and these are some of the wings who impressed in the games I saw!
Dothan Ijadimbola (6’5 2026 SF, D1 Minnesota)- Despite being one of the tallest players in attendance, Doth likely projects as a wing due to his athleticism and budding skillset. He’s comfortable handling the ball, which allowed him to get to the rim from the wing while also handling in transition. At 6’5 he’s an explosive athlete who threw down an impressive dunk off the drive in one game, but can also pull-up off the dribble and knock down the mid-range shot. Really tough finisher through contact because he has the patience to play off two feet and go up balanced. Defensively he can move his feet with smaller wings but has the size and strength to defend in the paint and act as a shot blocker.
Antoine Ozier Jr (2026 W, Wisconsin Elite National)- Even when his scoring isn’t on, Antoine does so many things to help Wisconsin Elite win game. Defensively he’s a really good athlete who can get up on the ball on the perimeter, jump passes in the full court press, but also has the grit to defend bigger players in the paint. He seemed to block one or two shots every game, and is a dominant rebounder at his position. Offensively he’s a tough finisher at the rim and has an expanding perimeter game. Really good at catching in the high post and facing up to knock down a short/mid-range jumper with his elevation.
Jordan Suiter (2026 SF, Wisconsin Academy)- One of the most dominant performances I saw all weekend was Jordan Suiter against D1 Minnesota. Right from the opening tip he took the ball into contact and converted for an and-one. From there his confidence was running high as he was knocking down corner threes and getting to the basket at will to put points on the board. He looked to be pushing close to 6’3 with excellent length and athleticism on the wing. He’s so hard to stop around the basket because not only is he physically dominant, but he also has good body control to convert on some difficult looks. Whenever D1MN looked ready to make a run, Jordan was there to respond for Wisconsin Academy.
Peerless Davis (2026 SG, Team FSA)- Whether he was in the starting five or coming off the bench, Peerless was a major spark of offense for Team FSA. He helped push them to the 14u semi-finals with his ability to put up points in a hurry. Didn’t see a height listed but he has solid positional size mixed with the ability to get to his spots off the dribble. He flashed the ability to hit the outside shot, pull-up from mid-range, and even score over the top of size with a high arcing floater. When the offense stalled for Team FSA, Peerless was confident in his ability to get a bucket and get his team going again.
Samuel Cano (6’3 2026 SF, BBD)- A key reason that BBD got off to such a hot start in the 14u title game was the play of Samuel Cano. He’s such a smooth athlete on the wing who gets to the rim effortlessly off the dribble or with off-ball cuts. Has a really long frame that he utilizes to extend and finish at the rim at a high percentage. There isn’t one particular aspect to Cano’s game that stands out, but he’s such a well rounded player who can take what the defense gives him and contribute to a winning team.
Leyton Wolf (6’1 2026 W, Iowa Barnstormers)- Leyton mixes length with shooting ability to be a dangerous asset for the Iowa Barnstormers. He has no shortage of confidence from beyond the arc, coupled with a quick release that makes him a constant threat to hit shots from outside. Leyton is a willing defender who’s dangerous using his long arms to get up in passing lanes and make it difficult for teams to get their offense going.
Jacob Steile (6’3 2026 SF, Minnesota Splash)- Think that Jacob has some nice potential moving forward. He has a good set of tools to work with has he’s a long and lanky player with a versatile game. Steile handles it well at his size which allows him to create some off the dribble, while also having a smooth pull-up jumper that allows him to hit shots from all over the floor. With his size he can defend a few different spots on the floor. He’s one to watch long term as he continues to improve with his skills and decision making.