Some young prospects already carrying reputations now backing them up, and some previously unknown rising sophomores who had the game to seize the moment, make up the All-2026 Team from the Bank Hoops Underclassman All-State Camp.
Kyle Brown 6-0 So Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern: Lanky shooter who hit better from the top than the corners but regardless, always a threat and opened up the floor. Can put together one-man runs himself when hot from 3. High IQ moving off the ball and patient setting up screens. Quick and active hands on D.
“A leader and skilled,” one coach said. “Can shoot it from anywhere on the court.”
Ronald Ferguson 5-4 So Holland West Ottawa: Has the speed and energy you want at point guard. Ferguson is scrappy on D and could flip the court quickly off of steals. Point guard vision looking long in transition and at the rim in the half-court. Kept the ball hot to open shooters, and hit open 3s himself. Slick look-off passer in the lane. Height is a thing, but he can really play.
Luke Forrest 6-2 So Muskegon Mona Shores: One of two Mona Shores sophomores who acquitted themselves well, along with Sailors point guard Cameron Smith. Forrest continuously pressured defenses with the dribble, getting a shoulder in to get deep as a score or pass threat. Good rebounder in games, with a nice-looking shot in drills. Mature, consistent approach, looks ready for the battles of an OK-Green full of next-level talent.
Jacob Pleyer 6-3 So Watervliet: A long road back from an ankle injury but a triumphant return here for one of the state’s top 2026 guard prospects. Despite his high skill level and consistent shot, looked like a true throwback all-around guard with how Pleyer thrived with a blue-collar approach and went out and created his own luck. He did that with physical defense, offensive board work and running the floor hard. Good finisher with either hand.
“A strong guard, both defensive and offensive,” a coach said. “His one-dribble pull-up off of a cross looks like it’s going in every single time.”
CJ Traylor 6-2 So Holland West Ottawa: This was likely his last organized hoops run before off to football duties in the mighty OK-Red. That’s easy to see given he was one of the stronger players at camp. His shot chart would catch a coach’s fancy as he’s downhill-oriented, a slasher who then goes hard off of two feet in the paint. A willing passer with strong delivery. An improved off-hand and more post reps would make him a serious high school scorer, with a role model being fellow Ottawa County power tweener BJ Walker from Zeeland East.