New York City has another top team in their stable in youth basketball, the 2026 Young Bucks. The Young Bucks have a superstar, a talented roster around him, and great coaching staff and development, all three are ingredients making the Young Bucks in conversation as one of the top teams on the east coast and perhaps nationally.
Earlier to start the year, the Young Bucks won the Hooping for Holidays Tournament which is one of the top tournaments in the north east. Young Bucks really grabbed our attention with their performance at the February M.I.T. there they won their pool and then beat the current #6 team in the nation, Team Takeover before losing to the current #2 team, New World in the semi-finals.
In addition to being a top team, they have some of the top talent. Current top three player in the nation, Jermel Thomas is the headliner but they have more to go with him. Other standout players on the Young Bucks team are, Jordan Skyers who many think is one of the top players in the country. Daquan Bryant is talked about as one of the top PG's on the east coast. Hasaan Cassie, Talen Knowles, Ethan Butler, Gio Moran, and Jeff Schwartz are other top 2026 players on the Young Bucks team. In addition to those 2026 players, 2027 standout, Johnny Magna plays up with the Young Bucks and gives them about 8 points a game.
Young Bucks will take the court this upcoming weekend at the Made Hoops, the new rankings are set to be released before then and it will be interesting to see if they crack a spot inside the rankings.