NO. 5 PROLIFIC PREP
Location: Napa, California
Preseason Rank: 5
2018-19 record: 30-6
Final 2018-19 Super 25 ranking: Not Ranked
The Crew boast one of the nation’s best backcourts with Chosen 25 stars Nimari Burnett, who is ranked No. 15, and Jalen Green, who is ranked No. 3, at the controls.
Last season, Burnett averaged 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and five assists a game for the Crew.
He teamed up with Prolific newcomer Green this summer in the Nike EYBL and led Team WhyNot (California) all the way to the Peach Jam finals.
Green, who transferred from San Joaquin (Fresno, California), already has NBA Lottery buzz and the pair meshed perfectly. That should spell doom for opposing backcourts all season.
The Crew also boasts elite four-star prospects in wing Jaden Jones and center Frank Anselem to give them one of the most talented rosters in the country.
Like most top tier teams, the Crew’s road will be full of potential landmines, but if they can remain healthy, expect them to be favored in the vast majority of their matchups all season.