The Las Vegas Middle School Combine took place Sunday, October 24th at the Tarkanian Basketball Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event which was open to players in the class of 2026, 2027, and 2028, was designed to teach the…
The Las Vegas Middle School Combine took place Sunday, October 24th at the Tarkanian Basketball Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event which was open to players in the class of 2026, 2027, and 2028, was designed to teach the game, and provide exposure to the next crop of local prospects. The event was run in combine fashion with every player having official heights, wingspans, and vertical jump measured. The players then went through 1 hour of drills led by local high school coaches, and a competitive 5 on 5 format. The 5 on 5 portion was played as a 7 game series with each team having the opportunity to make adjustments at the completion of each game. The camp concluded with an appearance from former Cal All-American and Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Monte Buckley. The entire camp was live-streamed on the 7outz network and featured some of the top middle schoolers in Las Vegas. In this article, we take a look at the sleepers and stockrisers from the event.
Mason Schweitzer Ht |5’9| Wingspan |”70| |Vertical |”18| Shooting Drill |13| Sleeper 2026 – I saw a ton of Schweitzer on the Prephoops Next Circuit this season. He played the role of a hard-nosed glue guy for one of the premier programs on the circuit. Now he looks ready to burst into the role of lead dog. The PG pulled double duty, playing in a tournament and performing in the combine, he was a physically opposing PG capable of dishing out and playing through contact. Schweitzer has a chance to play his way into a top 10 category when the freshmen rankings come out for his class next year.
Amare Oba Ht |6’2| Wingspan |”78| |Vertical |”19.4| Shooting Drill |9| Stockriser 2026 (featured image) – Oba had some impressive physical metrics including a 6’5 wingspan. It was his game however that caught my eye at the camp. He showed a nice touch from 15 feet and despite being one of the taller players at the camp, the 6’2 forward displayed some serious ball skills. He was able to put the ball on the ground and create off the dribble. Oba made several pull-up jumpers during the combine, impressing everyone in attendance.
Jakob Jones Ht |5’3| Wingspan |”66| |Vertical |”21| Shooting Drill |13| Sleeper 2026 – Jones impressed with a surprisingly strong vertical jump. His combine athleticism translated to the court as he was one of the fastest players with the ball in his hands. The jitterbug PG showed he can defend his position, and was able to score when out in transition.
Joseph Hartman Ht |6’0| Wingspan |”76| |Vertical |”22| Shooting Drill |16| Stockriser 2026 – I knew very little about Hartman before the combine, but came away impressed. He had solid metrics including a wingspan 3 inches longer than his height. On the court, he made several plays including knocking down open 3’s as well as rebounding and scoring around the basket. The 8th grader may find himself on my stockriser list with consistent performances like this.
Fabian Gomez Ht |6’2| Wingspan |”76| |Vertical |”28| Shooting Drill |4| Sleeper 2026 – Gomez impressed with the highest vertical leap of the day. On the court he was strong on the defensive end, banging with post players on the interior, and showing the agility to defend on the perimeter. He has a decent handle and was effective when he could get downhill to his right hand. With his size and athleticism, he’s a clear sleeper to keep an eye on.
Ulises Abrica Ht |6’0| Wingspan |”76| |Vertical |”22| Shooting Drill |16| Sleeper 2026 – Abrica had a good showing during the shooting drill portion of the combine. On the floor the guard was able to defend his position and did a good job of keeping possessions alive for his team, scrapping and hustling for loose balls.