The 8th grade platinum division was filled with big-time talent as 24 teams were looking to take home the championship. The point guards showed out as they put their abilities on full display over the course of the weekend. Here…
The 8th grade platinum division was filled with big-time talent as 24 teams were looking to take home the championship. The point guards showed out as they put their abilities on full display over the course of the weekend. Here were the impactful 2026 point guards at the A-Game Super Shootout.
Jahmel Thomas, 5’10 New Heights
Thomas was making plays throughout the weekend as he steered New Heights to the 8th grade platinum title. The 5’10 floor general has a tight handle and played with good court vision. Thomas made incredible passes routinely during the weekend and shot the ball with confidence from the perimeter. He has quick hands on the defensive end, which led to him getting steals and deflections. Thomas is a true point guard prospect that makes his teammates better with his play on the floor.
Ian Williams, 5’10 NJ Scholars
Williams was making plays for the Scholars over the weekend as he helped get them to the 8th grade platinum title game. The 5’10 guard has a smooth handle and a quick first step, which he used to blow by his defender to get to the rim. Williams finished nicely around the basket and has a nice touch on his floater. He made good passes with the ball in his hands and used his quick hands to get steals on the defensive end. Williams is a scoring lead guard who should continue to make plays with the ball in his hands as the years go by.
RJ Smith, 5’8 Hollow Elite
Smith had a strong showing for Hollow Elite over the weekend as he helped get them to the semifinals in the 8th grade platinum division. The 5’8 guard is a sniper from distance as he has a lightning quick release and the ability to bury triples in bunches. Smith did more than shoot over the weekend as he also showed the ability to get into the lane score around the basket. He moved his feet well on the defensive end and moved very well off the ball. Smith’s shooting ability is something that will help him see the floor early in his varsity career.
AJ Lowman, 5’9 DC Premier A-Lo
Lowman had a good showing for DC Premier as he made big plays throughout the course of the weekend. The 5’9 guard shot the ball with supreme confidence and was unafraid of taking big shots in crunch time. Lowman has a smooth shooting stroke and rarely forced shots in the half court. He did more than just shoot as he also has a quick first step and good handle, which he used to get into the paint and finish around the basket. Lowman is a scoring point guard whose ability to shoot the ball from distance will help him in a big way in his high school career.
Chris Ware, 5’7 Above All Cost
Ware had a standout performance for Above All Cost as he came up big for them on multiple occasions throughout the weekend. The 5’7 floor general controlled the pace of the game and was not rattled by on-ball pressure. Ware used his combination of speed, quickness and good handle to beat his defender off the bounce and find open teammates for shots. He shot the ball with confidence from behind the arc and worked hard on the defensive end. Ware is a gritty floor general who made winning plays for Above All Cost throughout the weekend.