Player: Heimir Helgason
School: Asheville School
The NC Sophomore 40 was a tremendous success, and the amount of talent that was on display was incredible to watch. There were plenty of names that you will be hearing A LOT more about if you haven't already, but I'm here to introduce to you a new name that we learned before the event and couldn't wait to check out.
2026 6'10 Heimir Helgason is a long, wiry forward who will be coming to North Carolina this year from Iceland, and he is a player that you should really keep an eye on.' Phenom Hoops had been introduced to him before the event, and after checking out more film on him, we couldn't wait to see what he could do against others in his class. Helgason didn't disappoint, as he was able to show tremendous flashes in his game, and once he adjusts more to the game and adds strength, he will be a name college coaches will want to know.
When you talk about his game, he is a long, skilled forward who moves really well, can operate well from multiple levels, has a smooth and fluid release that allows him to stretch the floor with ease, but also can finish at the rim.' He also uses that same length to be a rim protector.' As he continues to get stronger and adjusts to the game, he should only continue to flourish as a prospect, but our suggestion is to get on sooner rather than later.