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School just began for most districts across the state and the 2026 class is officially now at the high school level. And on Saturday morning and afternoon in Edmond, we got our first real good look at the 2026 class at the Oklahoma Freshman Showcase. We had nearly 80 2026 prospects in attendance and they participated in three games throughout the event against other ’26 prospects. In this post, it’s all about the best of the best. A few of these names we already knew about and the others shined from start to finish and were some of the best performers from the event on Saturday. This is our official Gamechangers feature, looking at the top performers from Saturday.
– Guard – Putnam City North
The first of two guards that made this breakdown is Putnam City North’s. After his first game, the coach on that floor made a point to let us know to give him a closer look moving forward and we took that advice. In Lehman’s next two games, he was dominant at the guard position. His ball handling was outstanding and he could pull up from just about anywhere on the floor and his jumper was working tremendously on Saturday. Lehman showed off a bit of range as he would extend outside the perimeter and knock down 3-pointers with ease. Lehman could also drive to the basket and had no problem finishing at the rim. Lehman is a big body already at the guard position and he should be ready to see minutes at the high school level. There’s no doubt that Putnam City North has been one of the top programs over the last decade but Lehman will give them a boost and at the very minimum he’ll provide depth.
– Forward – Owasso
Coming into this weekend, it is widely regarded that Owasso forwardis already the top overall prospect in the state’s 2026 class. So needless to say, he got everyone’s best shot on Saturday and it was clear that the target on him was already big. Montonati had somewhat of a slow start but once he got into the flow of games, the skillset immediately showed themselves and Montonati started taking over. Whether it was on the outside or in the paint, Montonati found his groove and became pretty unstoppable on the offensive end of the floor. We knew that the Owasso forward is advanced and ready to be an impact player later this winter. Owasso is going to be relatively young and Montonati should get plenty of minutes. His game is so smooth on the offensive side of the ball and he rarely forces things on that end of the ball. On defense, Montonati was aggressive and attacked the ball.
– Forward – Douglass
From start to finish,was incredibly productive and it was clear while watching him that he was one of the better and natural athletes in attendance. He used that athleticism to his advantage throughout the showcase as he would consistently attack the rim and at 6’1, he had a lot of success and could finish with ease. Even against bigger competition, Morris would still finish against contact and showed a lot of strength in the post. He didn’t have the size that some of the other names on this list had but he was one of the stronger athletes and that definitely came into play. He would also clean up the glass on both sides of the floor and get easy second chance buckets on the offensive glass. Morris is used to playing in the paint but he’ll be transitioning to the perimeter, becoming more of a small forward and that transition has already begun. Douglass has made a lot of noise this offseason and is looking like a promising team for this winter and throwing Morris into the mix on the varsity level will make them an even deeper team to look out for.
– Forward – Crossings Christian
If we had to spotlight just one player for “MVP” on Saturday, we’re going with big man, who’s heading to Crossings Christian this winter. Woodson had his game working from the start of the day and kept it going throughout the showcase. He was an absolute monster in the paint as one of the tallest prospects in attendance. He was about as automatic as you can get when he got the ball in the paint. But he also showed off his skills on the perimeter and ball handling. He had a moment in the second game in particular that left us shaking our hands. He got the ball on the perimeter and working on a guard, Woodson put the ball on the floor and then went into a step back three-pointer. He could run in transition and navigated traffic very well with the ball and stayed in control. The only thing we didn’t see was Woodson go up against Montonati during the event. They both appear to be arguably the top two in the class right now but we’ll have to wait for that showdown.
– Guard – Hugo
The other guard on tonight’s breakdown is Hugo point guard. In his very first game, he had a massive impact on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Shelton ended up being one of the top on-ball defenders throughout the entire showcase. Shelton was also a threat to score the ball on offense and showed off good range with his jumper. Shelton is also a very strong athlete that could drive to the basket and finish despite getting contact. As Shelton continues to grow and improve as an athlete, he’s definitely going to be a guard to watch. At events like the one we had Saturday, you have to absolutely be locked in to shine on the defensive side of the ball but Shelton made it a point to be one of the lockdown guards throughout the morning and afternoon. We think that the future is bright for Shelton and we’re looking forward to seeing more of him over the next four high school seasons.