Posted On: 01/13/21 8:31 AM

At the 7th-grade level most forwards are more like G/F combos because everyone wants to handle the rock, but this list is a great mix of face-the-basket stretch players as well as some true posts. They come out of a deep overall pool of 2026 talent on hand at the Prep Hoops Next Southeast Kickoff from this past weekend at LakePoint.

Chad Fairchild, F, GA Stars Cockrell

Chad Fairchild

In that combo G/F mold but with enough size and strength at this level to play a true 3, Fairchild showed a nice pure stroke from deep getting 12 points against Team USC Saturday, his athleticism separated him as he showed off an inside-out capability that illustrated the kind of versatility we saw a lot of in the 7th-grade GA class, the athletic-ability translated well to the defensive end where you could see he was well-schooled.

Aiden Maxwell-Aponte, F, GA Stars Cockrell

Aiden Maxwell-Aponte

Cut from a similar combo mold to Fairchild, Maxwell-Aponte was a little more aggressive looking to get to the basket and

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