Prep Hoops Player Spotlight: Ethan Joling
Meet Ethan Joling Ethan Joling 6'6" | PG Hortonville | 2026 State WI . The Hortonville guard Ethan Joling Ethan Joling 6'6" | PG Hortonville | 2026 State WI is one of the top ranked prospects in the Class of…
Meet. The Hortonville guard is one of the top ranked prospects in the Class of 2026. Over the summer, he competed across the Midwest in the Hard Work Region on the Prep Hoops Circuit with “All Wisconsin”. He showed his versatility and leadership on the floor against top level talent week after week. In addition, Ethan has attended competitive “invite only” camps this summer such as The University of Wisconsin, The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Western Illinois. He has also recieved his first division 1 offer from Bryant University.
Standing at 6’5”, Ethan is formidable from the lead guard through the wing positions. He provides a calming presence with his court vision and ability to create for himself. He has a great understanding of when to attack and when to facilitate for others that allows him to score in bunches or allows the offense to flow seamlessly through him. He’s shown some extremely impressive glimpses of facilitating that will translate well to FVA.
The best thing about Ethan’s game right now? He has not yet reached his full potential and he’s given us a taste of how deep his bag could be. With the experience of playing in a very tough conference behind solid guards in the Class of 2023 this past season I believe things will fall in place for him to have a breakout season.
I was able to catch up with Ethan to get to know his grind a bit better. Here’s what he had to say.
What have you learned in your first high school season?
You need to play smart, physical, efficient, and hard. In my case I was a Freshman playing on the varsity team. We had a lot of returning talent so I needed to learn my role and how to use my skills within that role.
What are you most excited for about your sophomore season?
The opportunity to take over as a leader by using what I have learned my Freshman year and from my AAU team.
What does your off-season consist of?
Off-season consists of daily workouts, basketball camps, AAU, and college visits. For down time I love to fish and hang out with my friends.
Who inspired you to start playing basketball?
My basketball career began when I was in 3rd grade. All my coaches inspired me and helped me develop a love for the game.
Who is a player that you study and learn from?
Magic Johnson, Paul George, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Who is your favorite player?