As we continue our series of players that ‘Get Buckets’ from the Prep Hoops Next Rumble Under the Palms in Winter Haven, FL., we will take a look at the Class of 2026 in this report. The players in 2027…
As we continue our series of players that ‘Get Buckets’ from the Prep Hoops Next Rumble Under the Palms in Winter Haven, FL., we will take a look at the Class of 2026 in this report. The players in 2027 set a high bar when it came to reporting on players that flat out could score at will. In this report, players in the 2026 class were up to the challenge of surpassing the bar that was set.
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I said it before, and I will repeat it; one thing that was impressive about the level of play from players in the classes of 2025-2027 was their ability to ‘Get Buckets.’ The first player in the 2026 class that I will talk about is a player that you will probably see mentioned several times from reports coming out of Winter Haven, but he was definitely a player in Winter Haven that could ‘Get Buckets.’
So here are a few players that were walking buckets in the class of 2026.
Maddox Palmer | 6’0/Wing | E1T1 Vipers 2026 (FL)
Alice Landrum Middle School (Ponte Vedra, FL)
IG: Maddox.palmer Twitter: @maddoxpalmer6
If you have been following for a few months, you know that I am incredibly high on Maddox’s game. He did not disappoint at the Rumble Under The Palms. He is a big-time scorer, a multi-dimensional scorer that earns his name on this list of players who ‘Get Buckets.’ He is extremely smooth with his handles and knows how to get to his spots on the court to be productive. He has good size at his position and was one of the most impressive wing players not just in his grade but across every classification in Winter Haven. From the last time that I covered Maddox, he has continued to improve his offensive arsenal and continues to be efficient with his perimeter jumper. It is still difficult for defenders to defend him off the bounce, and once he gets to the midline, he is either scoring, drawing fouls, or hitting open players that he has created with penetration in the paint.
Jordan Skyers | 6’0/ Combo Guard | Central Florida Rising Stars (FL)
Twin Towers (Middletown New York)
Jordan is another player that you will hear a lot about, coming out from the Rumble Under the Palms. Jordan could feel up the stat sheet as he was one of the most dominant scorers in Winter Haven. Every time he touched the ball, I was held in anticipation to see what scoring tool he was about to bring out of the toolbox this time. Jordan is poised to have an extremely productive 2021 grassroots basketball season if his play in Winter Haven indicates how the rest of the spring and summer will go for him. On pure talent, Jordan will always get attention in any gym he is in, but being a relentless competitor as he showed in Winter Haven, especially in the way he can ‘Get Buckets,’ he has an opportunity to become a top prospect. I would like to see him more efficient from behind the arc by the end of the spring and summer grassroots season.
Myles Fuentes | 5’8/PG | AllBall (FL)
Cedar riverside church 2026 (Boca Raton, FL)
Myles is listed as a point guard and made the list as a player that can ‘Get Buckets.’ Myles had one of the nicest release points of all players in Winter Haven. Now for a player to be as unselfish on the offensive end as Myles yet still make this list, you already know that he can produce when he is looking for his scoring opportunities. Myles’s ability to play off the ball or run the team as the lead guard shows his versatility. Myles was surrounded by teammates that allowed him to shine bright at the combo guard position. His upside is high, and one of the main reasons for that is his cerebral approach to the game. He makes the right plays, plays under control, and has the mindset and physical talent to fill it up in the scoring column. If he has not, as Myles begins to strengthen his body to embrace the physical contact of the game, it will help his all-around game and have even more eyes watching.
Collin Paul | 6’1”/Combo Guard | Harris Athletics (FL)
Somerset Academy Canyons 2026 (Boynton Beach, Florida)
Collin and his crew made a name for themselves at the Rumble Under the Palms. Harris Athletics is a well-coached team, and I have to shout out Coach Tavarus Harris for putting a product on the floor that competed at the highest. As they say, the coaches can’t play, they have to have something to work with on the floor, and Coach Harris has several players who were getting it done in Winter Haven, and Collin is one of those players. I was extremely impressed at his ability to ‘Get Buckets.’ He scored in so many ways at all levels. He was one of the best finishers at the rim throughout the entire Rumble Under the Palms event. He has an excellent physical profile and was a little stronger than his peers that helped with his ability to finish through contact at the rim. Off the bounce, he had some electric moments as he consistently got into the lane and converted. When defenders backed off of him, he showed them quickly that he could knock down the trey ball. Collin gave ultimate effort every single time; he stepped in between the lines. He is a hard cover that is going to make some noise this spring and summer.
Braysen Stockman | 5’9”/Combo Guard | Carolina Underdogs (SC)
Ben Lippen (Columbia SC)
It is plain and straightforward; Braysen is what some would call a born scorer. He has an advanced handle that kept defenders off balance throughout the games. His ability to create space at his age was impressive. He is an elite shooter and was making it rain from behind the arc throughout the weekend. He is extremely shifty off the bounce and is a big-time iso-scorer. Don’t read deep into his name being the last on the list of players that can ‘Get Buckets’ in the 2026 class because he has the ability and toolkit to ‘Get Buckets’ with the best of them in Winter Haven. Braysen scores from every area of the floor and is extremely agile, and has a deceptive quickness to his game. At times he made scoring look too easy, but if he ever gets in his mind that he is about to dominate from the tip to the final buzzer, watch out because it will be an exciting game to watch, to see just how many he drops that game. I will continue monitoring the development of his ability and growth to score without having the ball in his hands as much.
Stay locked in as we will be looking at the 2025 players that could ‘Get Buckets’ at the Rumble Under The Palms.