2026 Rankings: New Additions
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The Fall update for the sophomore class rankings was released a week ago with some major shifts in the Top 10 and a lot of movement beyond that, with some players rising 50, 60, 70, even 100+ spots after having…
The Fall update for the sophomore class rankings was released a week ago with some major shifts in the Top 10 and a lot of movement beyond that, with some players rising 50, 60, 70, even 100+ spots after having a phenomenal summer of AAU ball. Now we switch gears some and take a look at brand new additions to the rankings. These are prospects who have made their debut, going from previously unranked to now having a number beside their name!
| Debut Rank: #45
Gabby set the summer on fire with her stellar guard play. She ran the show as United NJ’s point, handling the ball with tremendous confidence and displaying incredible court vision. As a scorer, she shot the ball from 3 with extreme efficiency and slashed to the rim fearlessly and adamantly. A pesky defender, the ball pressure she applied game after game was downright suffocating. Gabby earned Select 40 Session II Third Team honors in July and a title at Run 4 Roses, capping off an AAU season to remember!
| Debut Rank: #95
Riley is primed for a big sophomore season after the breakout she had with the NJ Soldiers. She was most impressive at Hoop Island in June, where she pushed the pace and showed off every bit of her speed, quickness and agility. Her confidence with the ball shone through in every game as she weaved through defenders and deflated the defense. She set up shooters around the perimeter and when taking it herself, slashed to the rim and finished through contact.
| Debut Rank: #106
Bethany played at a high level from start to finish this grassroots season with Jersey Elite. She dished dimes at a furious rate and took defenders off the bounce with ease. Her arsenal was especially locked and loaded at Championship Weekend in Atlantic City and at Prep Girls Hoop’s Top 250 Expo, where she earned Second Team All-Expo honors. In October, she showed off her skills at “It’s Her Shot” in NYC, a showcase event sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Nike.
| Debut Rank: #115
After putting up 162 points (including six games in double-figures) in her freshman year, Zoe excelled in her debut with United NJ 15U. Competing in events such as the PA Jam Fest, The Clash, Run 4 Roses and the A.C. Showcase, she had her two-way game clicking. She ran the floor hard in transition and turn defense to quick-hitting offense by locking down and relentlessly pursuing the ball.
| Debut Rank: #117
When I saw Logan score 45 points for the Lady Argonauts in a JV game in January (and subsequently outscore the entire opposing team), I just knew something special was brewing. Having honed her skills this summer with Team Sharp 15U, she is primed for a big breakout this winter. She has the size at 6’0″ and tremendous versatility to make an impact on both ends. She is surely one to keep your eye on as high school basketball kicks off in a few weeks!
| Debut Rank: #120
The Lady Argonauts of Rutgers Prep had an undefeated JV season last winter and Cali had a lot to do with that. She imposed her will in the paint and was tough to contain around the rim. A menace on both ends, she finished the 13-0 season with two triple-doubles under her belt and made a lot of people take notice. Cali goes into this winter riding a wave of momentum from her AAU summer with the Gemz. It’s all coming together for her!
| Debut Rank: #125
Rachel elevated her game over the past few months playing with NJ Rise. There was no shortage of top-level competition as they competed at Live at the Nook, The Atlantic City Showcase and Jersey Shore Live. With new-found confidence, she showed that she can flat-out shoot it! Holmdel’s schedule is a tough one, taking on powerhouse teams such as Vianney, St. Rose, Manasquan and Saddle River Day. Rachel’s fearless game lets me know she’s ready for the moment!
| Debut Rank: #150
A long and lengthy wing, Grace brought solid size and tremendous versatility to a talented United NJ squad. She was tenacious on both sides of the ball, locking down on defense and firing away on offense, scoring it at all three levels. This summer, she had the opportunity to hone her skills at Elite Camps hosted by Princeton and Lehigh and attend a private workout with Hall of Famer Bob Hurley. Most recently, she earned the game chain at No Boyz Allowed, drilling a game-winning 3 and finishing with a monster double-double.