Breaking into the top half of the rankings for the 2026 class, here are the players ranked 6-10.
You can find the complete rankings up to this point below.
(6) 6’1” Marcus Green (Athens Drive)
Green is in the conversation for the highest feel in the triangle, regardless of class. He’s a long, athletic, and physical guard/wing that can play the 1-4 on either side of the ball and have success. He was the steadiest and most consistent producer for the dominant WCBA 15u squad this spring. Green is a player that is always in the right spot, whether it’s a defensive rotation, a backdoor cut, or on the glass. He’s a very high-level defender thanks to his feel coupled with length, athleticism, and motor. Offensively, he’s comfortable as a connecting piece or as a primary playmaker and his future projection will most likely be a blend of the two. You cannot overstate how solid of a passer he is as he has incredible vision and is always making the right play. All the intangible tools combined with the fact that he’s only going to keep growing and filling into his frame make Green one of the safest bets that we’ve scouted.
(7) 6’2” Jalen Sheppard (Southern Wake)
Sheppard is an athletic point guard that plays with a smooth pace and is always under control. Despite playing up a grade with No Guts No Glory’s 16s this summer, he was more often than not the best athlete on the floor. He can play above the rim and burst past defenders with consistency and through traffic. Both of those traits are rare to find in a young point guard. His physical tools give him an obviously high defensive ceiling. There’s potential for him to be one of the best on-ball defenders around while also being able to wreak havoc in rotations. Offensively, he brings a lot to the table as he’s reliable and composed beyond his years. He’s always under control and doesn’t force action that isn’t there. He’s a crafty finisher, capable shooter, and solid passer. All his offensive traits pop even more in transition, as his explosiveness really unlocks everything for him.
(8) 6’2” McCoy Williams (Cary Academy)
Williams is one of the best pure shot makers in these rankings. Just an absolutely lethal pull-up shooter from any level. He gets great lift on his shot and his mechanics are as smooth as they come. He’s done a good job of expanding his scoring arsenal this summer as well. His handle is solid, and his long arms make it that much harder to stop him from getting to his spots. He’s a good athlete that’s still filling into his frame. As he continues to add strength, he has the potential to grow into one of the better two-way options around. He shot 38% from three last year on 71 attempts, an already impressive line that should only improve in both volume and efficiency over the last three years of his high school career.
(9) 6’6” Koen Booker (Trinity of Durham & Chapel Hill)
Booker is a strong rim-running forward that is oozing with upside. Arguably the biggest asset to his game right now is his ability to rebound. He works as hard as any big in the triangle to control the glass on both ends. It’s hard to find kids with as solid of a motor, especially at this age. He has a good frame that allows him to bully other bigs and makes it hard for opponents to completely push him out of position. As a scorer, he’s shown some nice flashes of footwork and touch on the inside and has projectable shooting mechanics. He’s a quality passer for his position and clearly plays the right way and with an unselfish approach. His strength and motor give him a high floor as a defender, and he potentially can grow into a switchable forward that can guard the 3-5 well.
(10) 5’9” Jadon Green (Apex Friendship)
Green is the best player listed under 6’ in the 2026 class and for good reason. He’s an incredible finisher around the rim, a trait that’s accentuated by his ability to generate paint touches at a relatively high rate. His body control, touch, and vertical pop are all traits of his that are mature for his class. He’s primarily a point guard but is comfortable playing off the ball, especially since he’s seen growth in his shooting mechanics and efficiency this summer. His defensive production and upside are both high. He’s a rugged on-ball defender that pressures opponents without giving up a lane. His explosiveness as a leaper makes him a surprisingly good rim protector and he generates way more blocks and contests than the next guy his size. Moreover, he’s an elite passer with creativity, vision, and an unselfish approach, a true well-rounded point guard.