2026s ready for the sophomore leap? Part 1
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As a busy July closes out, here’s a look at some 2026s who after viewings in July look ready to make a huge leap in production this upcoming winter. Boden Williams OK #3 PG #1 HEIGHT 6'1" POS PG CLASS…
As a busy July closes out, here’s a look at some 2026s who after viewings in July look ready to make a huge leap in production this upcoming winter.
After making a small splash as a shooting specialist for Owasso, Williams has had a strong spring and summer that has seen his overall game grow. At The Stage, he was consistently hitting in the mid-range. From tough contested pull ups, to an improved floater, the Ram is becoming a complete scorer. He’s starting to add strength to his frame and overall confidence as a defender and primary ball handler. Consistency is what held him back as times as a freshman, now he looks ready to turn the corner this winter.
Oklahoma State was among the schools closely monitoring Williams at The Stage, and the promising Owasso guard is trending toward becoming one of the priority recruits in Oklahoma’s Class of 2026.
Now looking to stand near 6 foot 8, Flemons is becoming even more of an unstoppable force around the rim. Right now he’s often simply too strong and physical for peers in his age group. And his soft touch around the basket and good chemistry as a passer/off the ball movement hint that he has the upside to be much more than a bruiser in the paint. The fact that Flemons has grown and looks to still be growing has raised his upside as legitimate 4/5 option for D1 colleges.
Going forward, the Redhawk looks to have the physical gifts to be a mobile big from defensive coverages to being a pick and roll threat. But to achieve that upside he will need to work on finding the right balance between continuing to add strength while working on his quickness and overall conditioning.
A competitive guard, the Edmond Memorial youngster earned varsity minutes thanks to his balanced game. He’s capable of knocking down open threes, is willing to get his nose dirty by pressuring on the ball and often makes the right reads as a passer. All those floor raising traits were on display in a big win for Team Trae Young ‘s 2026 squad at The Stage. It shouldn’t be shocking a player in the Edmond Memorial system has winning traits across the board, and Wagner should be a strong factor for a Bulldog squad looking to make noise next winter.
Wofford is the type of prospect that has sneaky upside to emerge near the top of the class in a year or two. He’s already 6 foot 6 with very good mobility and signs of emerging athleticism. The cherry on top is he was comfortable shooting from distance at The Stage. He was one of the most promising Oklahoma prospects at the event.
There are two question-marks that surround his long term potential. One is an unknown, but if he grows to the 6’8 to 6’9 range, his ceiling raises substantially. That’s out of his control. The other question-mark is in his control, Wofford must improve his physicality. There were a couple moments where if he went up with more fearlessness and energy on finishes he possibly could’ve dunk it or drawn the foul. While there are promising moments, he’s more of a finesse player right now and needs to blend those positive finesse traits with more power and toughness.
Closing out with another intriguing upside prospect. Antwi Donkor has a good foundation with a good wingspan and movement. In a viewing last week, he appeared to be putting the building blocks of being an impactful two way player with good defensive effort and an understanding of who he currently is on offense. He didn’t try to force it by over dribbling like many “forward to guard” developmental prospects do. He’ the type of raw prospect who might start the next high school season “slow” but has the potential to finish the season looking like a completely different player.