Dallas, Texas — The Prep Hoops Next Southwest Region Finals brought out some of the toughest, most talented teams and players across the country. The fans, players, and coaches all brought intense, electric energy throughout the weekend. The competition on…
Dallas, Texas — The Prep Hoops Next Southwest Region Finals brought out some of the toughest, most talented teams and players across the country. The fans, players, and coaches all brought intense, electric energy throughout the weekend. The competition on the court was stiff for all ages, from 11U up to 14U, and teams fought tooth and nail to leave this tournament on top. Here we’ll take a look at the most dominant center and the most effective forwards from the 13U bracket.
| Jermaine ‘The Monster’ Kinsler | Center | TNBA Team Jayhawks 2026 |
The TNBA Jayhawks brought one of the most intriguing prospects of the 13U division, Jermaine Kinsler, a left-handed big body punisher down low with his back to the basket. Offensively skilled, gets and holds his position well; once his feet are planted, there is no moving him. Solid post moves and footwork that are still developing, but has a quick go-to turnaround spin move that got him around his man’s shoulder and gave him the space needed to finish; this center didn’t need his guards to create a shot for him or set him up. Kinsler drew more fouls than what was actually called for him. He proved to be exceptionally strong, and an absolute bully in the post; not a single team had an answer for his size, strength, and physicality down low, just a complete mismatch for any defender. Good hands; Kinsler caught passes thrown his way, making him a consistent offensive weapon to go to. The Jayhawks went to him on numerous occasions down the floor, and as he drew attention from the defense, his shooter got open from deep. So far, Jermaine Kinsler is living up to his nickname The Monster, with the way he dominated the competition in the paint. Look out for this kid; he’s only going to get better and become more explosive under the basket as time goes on.
| Jayden Leverette | Center | JB White Elite 2026 |
6-foot-7-inch, Jayden Leverette played a major role in the outcome of games, all with his length. The JB White center stood under the basket, protecting the rim just by keep his hands as high and active as possible anytime his opponent attacked. Leverette even made a couple of blocks without even jumping. He seems to have gotten a lot quicker on his feet; his timing, reaction, and anticipation of the play are much better than it was just a few months ago. Highly active and productive, Jayden ran the floor end to end all tournament without ever appearing winded or tired. Leverette was in full control of the boards in each game; not many teams stood a chance competing with him on the glass. On the offensive end, this center has developed a soft touch and the ability to consistently turn, spin, and score over his right shoulder through all sorts of traffic and contact. Remember the name Jayden Leverette, once his athleticism kicks in, he’s likely going to become a household name; this kid shows true potential to become one of the best shot blockers and paint protectors of his class.
| Bryce Dixon | Center | Southern Assault 2026 |
Southern Assault postman, Bryce Dixon completely shut the paint down anytime he was on the floor, altering every pass and shot that was in his vicinity, nothing in the interior was given up easy whenever he was around. His tenacity on the boards was something vicious. Bryce controlled the glass every game, snatching down rebounds the moment they came off the rim. Dixon was willing to do all of the dirty work, anything it took to get the ball and get the victory. Offensively, Dixon displayed the ability to beat the defense off the bounce, relentlessly attacking the basket and leaning into his defender, drawing several foul calls. Bryce Dixon already has fluid athleticism that is going to propel him to great heights as time goes on.
| D.J. Hudson | Center | Arkansas Athletes Outreach 2026 |
D.J. Hudson provided a spark of energy anytime he scored or made a play, which he did a lot of. Hudson was an incredibly impactful player on both sides of the ball. His teammates utilized his length, athleticism, and physicality under the basket to their advantage, continuously feeding the ball to him in the post whether he was covered or not. Very agile with the ball down low, he squeezed and scored through tight spaces as well as multiple defenders on a consistent basis. One of Hudson’s best qualities was his court vision; he showed an impressive ability to pass the ball into and out of the paint. When it came to running the pick-and-roll, he ran it to perfection, setting strong screens and making timely cuts to the basket that usually resulted in two points and the foul. An extremely tough kid, first to the floor and first back on defense type of player. Even when getting elbowed in the mouth on multiple possessions, he didn’t quit; Hudson got back up, kept competing, continued to contribute, and chased down shots all the way to the rim, saving his team from giving up an easy two points over and over again.
| Christian Haskett | Forward | Houston Blue Chips 2026 |
Christian Haskett was in a league of his own with his great mobility and outstanding open court speed and quickness. A tremendous fastbreak weapon to have, the Blue Chips forward got out and ran the floor like a gazelle, beating most guards up the court resulting in layup after layup. In the halfcourt, Haskett was very slippery off the ball, constantly finding a backdoor opening to the basket. This forward got to his spots inside the paint and quickly looked to score every time he touched the ball. Phenomenal touch on his shot whether he’s stretching the floor, shooting from deep, or scoring down low, Christian Haskett even displayed a soft touch floater that he cashed in on anywhere near the basket.
| Mike Gibbs | Power Forward\Center | Razorbacks Elite 2026 |
This young prospect has raw skill and potential written all over him but also has terrific instincts, Gibbs can do a lot of things offensively than most at his age and position can’t do. His ability to operate on and off the ball in the high and the low post created mismatches. He showed a knack for scoring and facilitating from both spots on the floor. Solid basketball IQ, and a very impressive passer with court vision out of the high post. Anytime Gibbs saw a cutter or a man open near the basket he made sure to get them the ball, putting a nice touch and zip on his pass. Mike Gibbs battled to establish position each time down the court, making the bulk of his plays somewhere within the paint.