This fall the annual Generation Next All-Star Camp hit the hardwood in Wisconsin.  Annually regarded as one of the premiere middle school development and showcase platforms in the country, the 2022 installment did not disappoint.  Here’s a quick look at six outstanding up and coming prospects in the Class of 2026 that stood out in Wisconsin…

Thian Riak – Dual Forward – Wisconsin – Riak just continues to get better and better.Already super athletic, he is now starting to add the perimeter skills to his game. He shot the ball very well throughout the camp and displayed the playmaking skills of a floor general.  Standing at 6-4/5ish, his length causes major issues defensively for offensive players. He ranked 5th at the camp in blocks while averaging 18 points per game. Riak will be a varsity impact player the moment he steps on a high school floor. Riak concluded his camp with Co-MVP honors.

Ian Thomas – Combo Guard – Illinois - Thomas was one of my favorite players during the  2022 GNBA season. He is a physical guard that can either score or be a true point guard when needed. Thomas shot the ball well at the camp, connecting on 63% of his shots, but the most impressive thing was his passing. Thomas led the camp in assists, which as we know in a showcase event can be extremely difficult to do.

Kenan Pekovic - Small Forward – Illinois – Pekovic can score inside, he can step out and hit the 3, but his strongest skill probably scoring off the dribble. He is lengthy so most teams put a big on him and he is able drive right by them and make plays. He averaged 15 points a game at the camp continuing his stellar play from the 2022 GNBA season.

Matthew Kloskey – Combo Guard – Illinois – The lefty has a smooth shot and has nice lengthfrom the guard position.  He plays with good feel to his game and shot the ball at 66% rate at the camp. What stood out to me the most was his ability to rebound the and start the transition for his team. Kloskey is an intriguing prospect moving forward and could blossom into a nice prospect as his body fills out.

Michael Wilson – Hybrid Guard – Wisconsin – A extremely aggressive guard, Wilson controlled the camp from start to finish. He likes to get downhill and score with contact but he also hit some deep shots at the camp. Wilson, also did a lot of the little things that you usually don’t see at camps. He defended at a high level, advanced the ball to open teammates on the break and even got on the floor for a few loose balls.

Randy Flint – Point Guard – Missouri – I always like to watch games and camps and find a future diamond. Flint is that diamond. He didn’t score a lot at the camp but was a true floor general for his team. Flint, was top 5 at the camp in assists, steals and ranked just out the top 10 in rebounds. He was vocal on both ends of the floor and provided energy in his games. Under the guidance of the Yanders Law program, I expect Flint to be a name to know in the future.