Not only one of the more skilled players in the 2028 class around but Ethan Vahl out of Illinois also has the size and versatility. Vahl has only continued to impress every time on the floor as well to greatly improving his game over the past year. 

Whether it was earning MVP honors at the Generation Next All-Star Camp in September or then be named to the all-tournament team at the Generation Next Tip-Off Tournament in November while playing with Prime Time, Vahl has continuously played at an extremely high level. 

Vahl has a great ability to impact the game in so many ways, whether it is on the defensive side, scoring, or creating for others. With his size, length, and quickness he is a very tough perimeter defender with his ability to get all over the ball and disrupt opposing offenses. On the other end, he moves extremely well with the ball getting into the paint with ease. He is a gifted passer that has great vision and floor awareness. Even as a skilled distributor he is just as good scoring the ball himself. He is at his best getting all the way to the basket and using his length to finish at a high rate in traffic. This was all very evident at the Generation Next All-Star Camp when he led the 2028 group in both scoring and assists as well to being second in steals. 

While it is still very early in Vahl’s basketball career, he is a gifted guard at a young age still being more than a year out from reaching high school.