The Class of 2026 has some of the top players in the region at the Future Phenom Camp. Here’s our third look at the top performers of the rising 8th Graders.
Future Phenom Camp Class of 2026 Top Performers Part 3
Bryce Presley Forward (PA) – Presley has been a dominant name on the circuit over the last few years and he didn’t disappoint at the Phenom Camp. He is a combo forward that plays hard on both ends of the floor as he took home the Best Defender award for the 8th grade division. He is at his best attacking the rim with the ability to finish through contact. We saw him convert a nice reverse layoff attacking off the dribble, but the lefty is extending his game more to the perimeter as we saw him knock down multiple 3 balls.
Jacob Canton Guard (NJ) – Canton is a true point guard that is pass first and loves getting his teammates involved before he starts looking for his shot. In a camp setting this is refreshing to see, and it usually makes the games better and everyone plays harder which we saw as most of the games were very competitive. Jacob also has a very tight handle that he uses to navigate the court allowing him to make passes from all angles.
Ikenna Okafor Guard (MA) – Okafor is a long guard that is very shifty and loves attacking the rim. He showed his ability to finish at a high level around or through contact. His ball handling is also very good which allows him to get to spots on the court for open shots.
Desmond Bellot Jr. Guard (MA) – Bellot is a straight baller. He can get buckets scoring on all three levels. We saw him attack and finish around a defender with his left hand, then attacked and got fouled knocking down his free throw. Desmond can also knock down the mid-range off the bounce and knock down the 3 balls as we saw him make a step back 3 with a hand in his face along with stroking a few other while we were watching. We really like his hustle on the court playing with a purpose.
Malik Hughes Forward (PA) – Hughes is a long wing that has a lot of potential. As he continues to improve his 3-point shot, he could be a 3 and D player that impacts the game on both ends. Right now, he loves to attack the rim and we like how he uses his length to extend on his finishes.
Soren Lolonga Guard (MA) – Soren is a shifty guard that can finish at the rim with either hand. He likes to push the pace and excels on the fast break. We like the energy he brings to the floor, and he plays with a high IQ. He likes to score the ball and competes on the defensive end.