6’2 CG Michael Wilson - Madison West 
Michael Wilson established himself as one of the top players in Wisconsin’s 2026 class this winter for Madison West. It is rare for a freshman to get the keys at the varsity level out of the gate, but Wilson was West’s most consistent player all year and put up some big scoring performances. A lefty combo guard, Wilson is at his best getting downhill to the rim but can also shoot the three and flashed some playmaking ability as the team’s primary ball handler. Wilson averaged 18.6 points 3.8 rebounds 3.2 assists on the season. 

6’4 SG Vaughn Karvala - Oregon 
Vaughn Karvala was one of the best 2026 prospects I watched last summer, but had a bit of a slow start to his Freshman season for Oregon HS. A long and wiry wing, Karvala can really shoot it and caught fire towards the end of the season. After scoring single digits the first 10 games, Karvala exploded for 28 points and 6 threes vs Milwaukee Marshall, and scored double figures in 11 of 14 games to close the year. He also flashed improved athleticism with some big time dunks down the stretch. Karvala needs to add strength but is a potential Division 1 prospect with his size, skill and scoring ability on the perimeter. 

6’4 SF Thian Riak - Madison Lafollette 
Already a consensus top 10 prospect in his class heading into his freshman season, Thian Riak has as much upside as any prospect in the state. His athleticism and size on the wing stands out even as a freshman, and he had some big games for Madison Lafollette, including 24 points vs Madison West and 23 points vs Sun Prairie West. Riak has a quick first step to get downhill, length to finish in traffic at the rim, and has shown a reliable midrange jumper with great elevation to get clean looks over the top of the defense. When his motor is running high, Riak can affect games defensively with his ability to guard multiple positions. 

6’0 PG Isaiah Oliver - Middleton 
The son of Wisconsin assistant coach Dean Oliver, Isaiah Oliver is flying a bit under the radar as part of a veteran Middleton team that is ranked #2 in D1. He has a strong build for a freshman and his skillset and fundamentals stood out as a key bench contributor. He rarely makes freshman mistakes and looks the part of an upperclassmen with his decision making and on-court demeanor. Oliver is at his best right now playing in ball screens as a creator and can knock down jumpers with time and space. Definitely a name to track closely this Spring and should see a much larger role as a sophomore next season. 

6’0 PG Amare Hereford - Beloit Memorial 
Amare Hereford is a quick and shifty lead guard who really started to come into his own for Beloit Memorial over the second half of the season, averaging 9 points and 3 assists. As with many young players, you could see Hereford beginning to find his rhythm and gain confidence over the latter part of the year. He has the quickness and handle to break down defenders and score in the paint, and improved his decision making as a playmaker. As the game continues to slow down for him and he adds strength to his frame, Hereford has a chance to be a top 20 talent in the state. 

5’10 SG Anthony Miller - Madison Memorial 
Anthony Miller burst onto the scene with a 20 point effort in his varsity debut vs Middleton in December, knocking down 4 threes, and set a career high scoring 29 points with 7 threes vs Sun Prairie East in February. He is as pure of a shooter as there is in Wisconsin’s 2026 class at this stage, and had the green light to let it fly from deep all season. Right now Miller’s skill set is ahead of his physical development but has good foundational tools and plays with an abundance of confidence for such a young player. Will be interesting to see if he can develop as a distributor and tighten his handle to play as a primary ball handler or if he grows to allow him to continue to play off the ball as a secondary ball handler and shooter. We will be tracking his development closely this Spring and Summer.