EDEN PRAIRIE, MN– After a weekend full of basketball watching over 40+ teams from 12U thru 14U, we are ready to unleash our All-Tournament Teams! We move over to the 7th graders, the Class of 2026. One thing I really looked…
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN– After a weekend full of basketball watching over 40+ teams from 12U thru 14U, we are ready to unleash our All-Tournament Teams!
We move over to the 7th graders, the Class of 2026. One thing I really looked for in this group was not necessarily how many points they scored in every game, but their physicality and confidence level at their young age. Did they grab a tough rebound? Did they use all the power in their body to get that and-one? Did they make their teammates better and score high in our team points rating? All of those factors and more are the reasons these 15 young men made our Class of 2026 All-Tournament Team from Prep Hoops Next’s Northstar Hoops Report State Tournament.
One last thing I wanted to note about this list, these players listed are on an “as seen” basis or were nominated by their head coach. The evaluations you see below are mostly on an as seen basis or with notes passed along by the head coach and are in no particular order. I hope you enjoy our #NEXTNHRSTATE 2026 All-Tournament Team!
Evan Miller | Rochester, MN | Minnesota Lightning Meyer 2026
I unfortunately only got to watch Miller in the championship game on Sunday, but let’s just say he was a joy to watch. He finished with 21 points for Minnesota Lightning and showed a tremendous inside presence in their victory over D1 Minnesota Graff. When Miller was on the low block, he showed a natural touch and release that is well beyond his years. Miller averaged 18 points during the entirety of this tournament.
Dothan Ijadimbola | Brooklyn Park, MN | D1 Minnesota Moore 2026
This was my second time this spring/summer watching Dothan, and even in the short time that was, you can see the confidence in his game getting even stronger. Where I noticed him growing was in the paint as some of the buckets he made down low not only looked physical but showed great body control to get to the basket. He showed off better hands when the ball came his way, and his stretch to get the ball looked natural in my eyes. I think Dothan’s biggest development is on defense. The bulk of the fellas he goes up against in the paint he outsizes, but in games we watched where other teams have a guy around his size, you see his tail off just slightly. Besides the small portion size of him defensively, Dothan was a sure thing first-teamer from what I watched this weekend.
Roman Voss | Jackson, MN | Top Flight Shepherd 2026
Another grassroots program nominated Roman Voss to our first team. I did not get to personally watch Voss, but if he is anything like his older brother Rudy Voss who I have watched on the gridiron and seen some of his high-scoring games on the hardwood, I can only imagine Roman has a high ceiling with a strong basketball pedigree.
Will Kirsch | Waconia, MN | D1 Minnesota Moore 2026
Kirsch was a prospect I have gotten glimpses of at Battle of the Lakes, but he looked to be even better in the Sunday game I witnessed. The first skill set that stuck out just how much craft he has in his ball-handling abilities. His ability to shift directions on the dribble had to be one of the best I saw this weekend from this Class of 2026. I always say how much I analyze football; well, watching Will Kirsch throw some passes this weekend with great percison made me not only impressed with his passing ability but that he may have high school football in his future.
Jamison Zavatchin | Oostburg, WI | Chapman Basketball Academy North 2026
Jamison was the first top performer I got to watch on Saturday morning at Eden Prairie, and boy, oh boy, did he leave an excellent first look. He overmatched Minnesota Heat Smith 2026 with his physical body in the paint that had a chip on his shoulder every time someone would attempt to put a body on him. Not only did Jamison attack at the basket, but he also rolled in at least a top-three rating in the team points category amongst the Class of 2026. He also used his long reach to grab a significant amount of steals during the contest I watched. He has a well-put-together frame and a solid vertical, as he just missed the only tried dunk I got to watch this weekend—a player to watch in the coming years out of Oostburg, Wisc near Sheboygan.
Woeser Jenpa | Prior Lake, MN | Wear Out the Net Anderson 2026
To not many folk’s surprises, Woeser Jenpa had another strong showing in multiple games this weekend. I did not get to watch any of Woeser’s performances this weekend but based on what I have grasped during the Battle of the Lakes; this kid can fill up a bucket and fast.
Logan Becker | Cochrane-Fountain City, WI | Minnesota Lightning 2026 Meyer
Becker was notable for first-team due to has an excellent outside shot he had throughout the tournament. He knocked down 12 three-pointers in four games (3 per game on avg). Becker also looked strong defensively from what I had watched in the championship game and had a good touch inside for grabbing rebounds.
Cedric Tomes | Woodbury, MN | Team Tyus Black 2026
Hamze Yusuf | Eden Prairie, MN | Team Tyus Black 2026
Cole Hebrink | Austin, MN | Minnesota Lightning Meyer 2026
Hebrink was a sound facilitator on the hardwood that grew on his basketball IQ this weekend, according to MN Lightning HC Bryon Meyer. He had a tremendous first game of the weekend against Northstar Titans 2026 Rahier; after that, he tallied off on his scoring but transitioned nicely into a solid team weapon for the 13U D12 Champions.
Chase Sheldon | Elk River, MN | D1 Minnesota Graff 2026
Chase was a total bucket in the late game I watched from D1 Minnesota Graff 2026. Chase not only provided the scoring load for D1 Minnesota Graff 2026, but he was also one of the only prospects I would put on this list and my upcoming All-Hustle Team (unfortunately, only one spot per list). Sheldon showed that despite having a smaller guard size, he could score the rock from multiple levels.
Christian Wiggins | Plymouth, MN | Team Tyus Black 2026
Pete Krolak | Lakeville, MN | D1 Minnesota Graff 2026
Krolak did not have a lot of scoring in the game I witnessed but provided an excellent mix of team points that were crucial for D1 Minnesota Graff 2026 getting the win in the 9 PM game at Eden Prairie. Krolak looked to have a strong basketball IQ and had smooth body control when he was going for the ball, whether that was aboard, steal, etc. Krolak confirmed he is headed to Lakeville North, so he should develop into a nice player for the Panthers with more scoring opportunities.
Loghan Gustad | Chaska, MN | Minnesota Swish Dahl 2026
Isaac Olmstead | Wayzata, MN | D1 Minnesota Moore 2026
Braden Petzel | Mankato, MN | Team Tyus Black 2026
Daylen Sharper | Maple Grove, MN | D1 Minnesota Moore 2026
Levi Cinnamo | Rosemount, MN | Wear Out the Net Anderson 2026
Nolen Anderson | Eden Prairie, MN | D1 Minnesota Graff 2026
Anderson showed a solid outside shot when I watched him in Saturday night’s late game. He certainly looks like another sharpshooter in the making coming out of Eden Prairie!
Joseph Mitchell | Hopkins, MN | D1 Minnesota Moore 2026
Mitchell turned in a 15-point game over Team Tyus Blue (MN) on the way to D1 Minnesota Moore’s championship run in the 13U D1 Divison. Mitchell was a consistent attacker at the basket in the game I witnessed this weekend. He showed off some strong court awareness with or without the basketball as he pressed his dribble off the court. We saw glimpses of Mitchell’s outside shot, but I would like to see him get more reps from the outside lane for the future Hopkins Royal.
Austin Ward | St. Clair, MN | Minnesota Rise Goeringer 2026
Austin was a kid I knew a little about going in this weekend as his brother is the starting quarterback at St. Clair/Loyola near Mankato, Minn. I came away impressed with how well Austin ran the floor for Minnesota Rise Goeringer 2026. Austin has some length to him as a stretchy guard for Minnesota Rise. What made Ward a third-team guy is that his points and team point rating weren’t the highest in this group, but Ward did have another skillset I fell for. He has a quarterback mentality in his veins. He is a guard that loves to advance the basketball up the court and quickly. Similar to a two-minute drill in football, your goal is to make your team scores the game-winning touchdown. Henry was picking apart the Crossfire defense with his long yet crisp passes. I still feel Austin has some raw potential to uncover to see where he is at, but if he can develop a better outside shot, strong defensive play, he could become an asset to the Cyclones in the future.
Mason Brone | Cochrane-Fountain City, WI | Minnesota Lightning Meyer 2026
Brone was a huge toss-up for the second or third team. We placed him on the third team because he did not have a blow-up game as far as scoring but was consistently just under 10 ppg. Head Coach Bryon Meyer said Brone’s role as a defender was his #1 weapon this weekend, along with having a good shooting ability and another good feel guy with a solid basketball IQ.
Amari Nobles | Mankato, MN | Team Tyus Black 2026
Lucas Gustafson | Mankato, MN | D1 Minnesota Moore 2026
J.P. Musoke | Bloomington, MN | Team Tyus Black 2026