The USA TODAY Chosen 25 2020 Boys Basketball rankings are compiled by Jason Jordan with input from USA TODAY Sports staff, recruiting experts and writers from around the country. The Chosen 25 is based heavily on current production – high school or spring/summer – on the stat sheet and otherwise. It also takes into account how the player projects as a prospect at the next level and beyond.
Cooper is nearly impossible to guard and has an innate feel for all aspects of the game. He’s an elite scorer and playmaker who makes everyone on the court better and dominates every defender he faces.
Todd, arguably, has the most NBA potential of any player in the loaded class and is versatile enough to dominate on the low block, take his man off the dribble and knock down the three.
9. Ziaire Williams
Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)
Small Forward / 6-7 / 176
Williams is a long and wiry wing with the ability to maneuver into the lane and finish efficiently. Williams can also knock down the perimeter jump shot consistently and has the ability to guard multiple positions around the floor.
Boston is a long, rangy guard who creates matchup problems with his frame and effects the game in multiples ways on both ends of the floor. Boston has been compared to Kevin Durant and Brandon Ingram.
15. Nimari Burnett
Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.)
Combo Guard / 6-3 / 190
Burnett is a crafty guard who can fill it up from anywhere on the court, especially from the perimeter. Burnett also has the ability to get into the lane and efficiently knockdown the mid-range jump shot.
Suggs is a heady point guard who’s strong with the ball, gets into the lane and makes his teammates better. Suggs doubles as a star quarterback at Minnehaha Academy.
18. D.J. Steward
Whitney Young (Chicago)
Point Guard / 6-3 / 160
Steward is a gifted scorer who can break any defender down off the dribble, get into the lane and finish efficiently. He can also fill it up from the perimeter and manages to make plays for his teammates.
Dickinson is a big and strong post player who masterfully uses those attributes to his advantage to dominate in the paint. Dickinson has great hands and can finish with both.
24. Caleb Love
Christian Brothers (St. Louis, Mo.)
Small Forward / 6-3 / 173
Love is nearly impossible to stay in front of, getting into the lane at-will and using his athleticism to finish plays with authority. Love is also a knockdown shooter from the perimeter and sees the court exceptionally well.
25. Day’Ron Sharpe
Montverde Academy (Fla.)
Forward / 6-9 / 225
College: North Carolina
Sharpe is an athletic big with speed, agility and great hands. His ability to face up and handle the ball helps him dominate opposing bigs and his relentless motor helps him dominate on the defensive end.
Player rankings will be updated throughout the year as more information becomes available.