Update: First Ever Hoop Vibe 2026 Rankings

The Hoop Vibe class rankings have been rolling out over the last few weeks. Here is the debut of the 2026 rankings for the Top 150.

The ranking updates wrap up next week with the Top 100 for the 2027 class.

2026 Hoop Vibe Rankings (VIEW HERE)

Here is a look at the Top 5 list with analysis below. 

No. 1: 6-8 G Alex Constanza – Westminster

I’m not really sure where to find a better pure scorer than Alex Constanza. I’ve seen the 6-foot-8 guard bury 3-pointer after 3-pointer over tightly contested defenses and I’ve seen him finesse his way to the rack for buckets. Whether he’s handling the rock with conviction or showing off his range, Constanza can flat-out fill up the stat sheet. He has become even more confident over the last year and he is well in place to do wonders as a junior and beyond.

Offers: Syracuse, Missouri, UF, Ole Miss, Illinois, FGCU, Jacksonville, St. John’s, Alabama, Washington, Georgia, FSU, Mississippi State, Arizona State, Louisville, Auburn and Creighton

No. 2: 6-7 F Caleb Gaskins – Montverde

Caleb Gaskins has the body of a college player and has since his 8th grade season at Holy Trinity. The 6-foot-7 forward made the move to Montverde after his freshman season over in Melbourne and played sparingly for the Chipotle National champions. Gaskins is well aware that his skills, physical play and defensive mindset will be what gets him into the starting lineup next season. He’s on track to make a huge splash this summer and beyond and his mix of playmaking ability and toughness are fun to watch.

Offers: Washington, Mississippi State, Baylor, FSU, Georgia and Maryland

No. 3: 6-5 G Kayden Allen – Montverde

Kayden Allen is the next in line at Montverde following in the footsteps of so many talented and future pros. The 6-foot-5 guard is packed with upper body strength and true shooting prowess. Allen can get to the rack on his own accord and flourishes in big moments. Inside and out, he can hurt you with jumpers and lays and he doesn’t stop bringing the energy defensively either.

Offers: Louisville, Tennessee, Washington, UCF, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Radford, Virginia Tech, Arizona State, Georgia and Georgia State

No. 4: 6-7 F Chris Washington Jr. – The Villages

Chris Washington Jr. has made a ton of flash plays over the last few seasons. What I truly saw from the 6-foot-7 forward as a sophomore that I loved was his leadership and vocalness with his team. Washington Jr. has all the intangibles of a modern day and versatile athlete, but you can’t teach leadership and drive and he has all that already in place. He is going to develop further here this summer and should really shine in the process. Washington Jr. has all the tools.

Offers: West Virginia, FSU, Texas A&M, Kennesaw State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Auburn and Bethune Cookman.

No. 5: 6-9 F Toni Bryant – North Tampa Christian

Toni Bryant made massive strides this past season as an offensive weapon. At 6-foot-9, he is a ferocious shot blocker, very gifted floor mover and rangy athlete. Bryant was able to attack the rim with more confidence and shot the ball with more volume. As he continues to tighten his handle and work on his all-around and versatile game, the sky is the limit for him. Bryant has endless upside.

Offers: Texas A&M, Wichita State, USF, Washington, Eastern Illinois, Iowa, Stetson, Bryant, FGCU, UNLV, DePaul, Kennesaw State, FSU, Illinois, UCF, NJIT and Cal State Bakersfield.


Jake Perper has been a sports writer since 2010 and a basketball scout since 2015. Before launching The Hoop Vibe in August 2022, he was the Southeast Scouting Director for the Prep Hoops Circuit and the lead scout for Prep Hoops’ Florida site for seven years. You can follow him on Twitter @thehoopvibe and Instagram @the_hoopvibe.