2026 Rankings: Newcomers
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A run down of newcomers to the Class of 2026 rankings, from 405 guards to small town standouts. DJ Pedulla OK #36 SG #9 HEIGHT 6'1" POS SG CLASS 2026 View Profile DJ Pedulla Instagram State: Oklahoma School: Edmond Memorial…
A run down of newcomers to the Class of 2026 rankings, from 405 guards to small town standouts.
The scoring mentality from the Edmond Memorial youngster is evident. His handle is tight and he uses it most often to create enough space to elevate and burry shots in the mid-range. His pure looking jumper extends easily to three point line. As he has the type of shot that when his feet is set, it always looks like it’s going in. Pedulla is enjoying a strong spring at the 15U level, and looks to be ready to make an impact at one of the 405’s more tradition rich programs this winter.
The small town standout first appeared on the radar at last August’s Freshman Showcase. He would go on to play a key role in a Class A State Tournament run for Okarche. In that state tournament game, Mueggenborg wasn’t bothered by the bright lights. He was on fire from long distance, while having flair as a passer. If his freshman year was any indication, Mueggenborg is poised to become a big time small town scorer.
One of the better defenders in the class, Scott earned minutes on a Class 6A State Tournament team for his fearless playing style. He’s an aggressive guard, who defends with his feet and has a knack for causing havoc. As the rest of his game fills out, look for him to become a bigger and key part of Owasso’s talented Class of 2026 going forward.
With a solid handle and a good blend of scoring and creativity, Buckingham has had a productive spring with Team Griffin Select. In the game watched, Buckingham showed off a good crossover and understanding of ball screens which often allowed him to put pressure on defense on drives. On those drives he was a willing passer, often setting up teammates with good drives and kicks to the perimeter or dishes to teammates inside. Not afraid to mix it up inside, he also had some good finishes at the rims and even grabbed some offensive boards.
A lank wing-forward prospect, Williams looks like a prospect still growing and being accustomed to his increasing height. Even with the at times awkward movements, he was a productive player in the game viewed. While skinny, he was not afraid to mix it up around the paint, often grabbing contested rebounds and altering shots. He even converted a good reverse layup on the offense. With a mixture of inside-outside traits, Williams is an intriguing prospect to keep an eye on.
A player that caught the eye of PrepHoops scouts in Kansas, Jackson is a small town guard with some juice. When watching Jackson through BallerTV and Hudl, he has a burst that pops on the screen when getting downhill in the halfcourt and allows him to pull away in transition. At the rim he had a handful of acrobatic and through contact finishes in the video watched. He also looked smooth and confident when shooting threes off the dribble.