6’9 F/C Kevin Pittman - Phenom University 15U 
Kevin Pittman is quickly becoming one of my favorite prospects in Wisconsin’s 2026 class. Every time I watch him, he is a little bit better than the last, and he may end up the top prospect in his class within the next couple of years. At a legit 6’9, Pittman can finish with either hand at the rim, is a big time rim protector and is gaining athleticism quickly - putting down a couple dunks in traffic over the weekend. Still only 14 years old, I love the developmental path he is on and don’t think it's out of the question he could begin to get some national attention over the next 6-12 months. 

5’11 G Nick Schultz - Wisconsin Blizzard 15U 
This weekend was my first time watching Nick Schultz and came away impressed. A smooth lead guard, Schultz plays with some wiggle to his game, can create his own offense off the dribble and has a nice midrange pull up. Schultz can knock down shots in catch and shoot, has good mechanics on his jumper, and had multiple 20+ scoring games on the weekend. Still very young, when Schultz’s physical development catches up to his skillset he has a chance to be one of the top guards in Wisconsin’s 2026 class. 

6’2 G Deuce Burkes - Power 5 15U 
Deuce Burkes has had a big spring with Power 5 and continued to play well over the weekend in Milwaukee. Burkes is an elite shooter and will pull from deep if given space. He has a high arching shot with soft touch and can make jumpers off the dribble and in catch and shoot. When he gets hot, Burkes can break open games with his scoring ability and exploded for a 37 point game on Saturday, before capping his weekend with 7 threes over his last 2 games to help Power 5 to the 15U Platinum title.  

5’11 PG Lamont Hamilton - Power 5 15U 
Simply put, Lamont Hamilton is a competitor. He picks up full court defensively, is always in attack mode getting downhill and putting pressure on the defense, and plays with an edge to his game which I love. In the 15U championship game on Sunday, Hamilton scored 14 first half points to keep his team in the game, had some huge steals during their run in the second half, and hit a clutch three down the stretch in what turned out to be a 1 point win. 

6’4 G/F JJ Walters - Chapman Basketball Academy 15U 
JJ Walters is a skilled young forward who was a key part of Chapman Basketball Academy’s run to the 15U Final 4. Walters has great footwork in the post and can finish with either hand at the rim. He is always under control, reads what the defense is giving him and made some great kick out passes when drawing help defenders. When left on an island 1 on 1, Walters finished through contact using drop steps, and also knocked down a three. Walters foundational skillset, IQ and size make him a player to watch closely as he continues to develop. 

6’3 G Kayden Schultz - Chapman North 17U 
Kayden Schultz impressed playing up 2 grade levels with Chapman North 17U at NY2LA Invite. Physically, he looks the part of an upperclassman, and had no problem matching up with older wings and guards. Schultz was one of the top on ball defenders I watched regardless of class, picking up full court, using his lateral quickness to turn ball handlers and stay in front of smaller guards. Schultz has a high IQ, can make open shots and knows how to play in the flow of the game offensively. 

6’5 G/F Vaughn Karvala - Phenom University 15U 
Vaughn Karvala had a good weekend for Phenom U and seems to be getting close to putting it together and really breaking out as a prospect. At 6’5, Karvala can shoot it from deep, slash to the basket where he has the athleticism to put defenders in the rim, and uses his length defensively to get blocks and deflections. Karvala has some big time upside, and has shown his talent in flashes this spring. His best basketball is still in front of him, and Karvala has a chance to be a top 5 prospect in Wisconsin’s 2026 class.