The beginning of October is here meaning the hoops season coming closer. The incoming freshmen class has the potential to make an impact on the Garden State, especially in the post. Here are the 2026 big men to watch this…
The beginning of October is here meaning the hoops season coming closer. The incoming freshmen class has the potential to make an impact on the Garden State, especially in the post. Here are the 2026 big men to watch this season.
, 6’10 C Patrick School
Asprilla is an intriguing prospect to watch in the 2026 class with his combination of length and athleticism. The 6’10 post runs the floor well, setting himself up for easy baskets in transition. Asprilla knows how to get position down low and can finish around the basket. He is tough to box out on both ends of the floor and uses his length to swat shots around the basket. Asprilla is getting more confident on the offensive end and will be a 2026 prospect to track this season.
, 6’10 PF Gill St. Bernard’s
Franz will be stepping into the Knights’ frontcourt as a freshman and should make an immediate impact for them. The 6’10 forward has a nice touch around the basket and can draw contact in the paint. Franz can put the ball on the floor and has a good release on his free throws. He uses his length to influence shots on the defensive end and is a solid rebounder. Franz is a lanky forward prospect who should help Gill St. Bernard’s in the paint with his ability to finish around the rim.
, 6’10 C CBA
Higgs joins a Colts squad that returns four starters, but he should still make an impact right away for them. The 6’10 post knows how to get position down low on both ends of the floor and impacts shots on the defensive end with his length. Higgs is a solid finisher around the basket and is able to draw contact consistently. He sets good screens in the half court and is becoming more consistent with his jumper. Higgs will be the interior presence for CBA this season, which will help his stock in a big way in 2022-23.
, 6’7 SF/PF Hudson Catholic
Rampersant can play either on the wing or in the post, which makes him one of the more interesting prospects in the class. The 6’7 forward has a nice handle, which he uses to get to the rim and finish. Rampersant has a nice release on his jumper and can make opponents pay for giving him space on the perimeter. He has the athleticism to defend multiple positions on the floor and fights for rebounds on both ends of the floor. Rampersant is a skilled forward prospect who should make an impact for Hudson Catholic in his debut varsity season.
, 6’6 PF Rutgers Prep
Teyan joins a talented Argonauts’ squad but should still be able to make an impact this winter. The 6’6 forward has a good face-up game as he can put the ball on the floor and finish around the basket. Teyan moves well without the ball in his hands and knows how to get to the line. He is a strong rebounder and has the potential to defend multiple positions on the floor with his combination of length and athleticism. Teyan will be one to watch in Somerset County as Rutgers Prep looks to repeat as sectional champions.