Chosen 25: 2020 Boys Basketball Player Rankings

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Chosen 25: 2020 Boys Basketball Player Rankings

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Chosen 25: 2020 Boys Basketball Player Rankings


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.

CHOSEN 25: 2019 Boys Basketball Player Rankings

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UPDATED: 9/25/19

Montverde Academy (Fla.)
Point Forward/ 6-5 / 180
College: Oklahoma State, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Washington
Cunningham is a workhorse of a forward, whose versatility and toughness translate into dominance on the court.
McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)
Point Guard / 6-0 / 155
College: Undecided
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.
Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.)
Combo Guard / 6-5 / 165
College: Undecided
Green is a super athlete who is impossible to keep out of the lane and has the size and ability to dominate games. He’s an elite playmaker who adds the “wow” factor in every game.
Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.)
Shooting Guard/ 6-6 / 190
Considering: Arkansas, Auburn, Duke, Kentucky
Clarke is a super competitor with elite skill which allows him to dominate the opposition in a variety of different ways
IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Forward / 6-8 / 220
College: Duke
Johnson is one of the toughest players to guard because he can hurt you in multiple ways all over the floor. He makes his teammates better and he wins.
Rancho Christian (Temecula, Calif.)
Center / 6-11 / 210
College: USC
Mobley is a super-active and agile big with a relentless motor and versatility that allows him to stuff the stat sheet and dominate in multiple ways on both ends of the floor.
Vandegrift (Austin, Texas)
Forward / 6-7 / 180
College: Undecided
Brown is super-active and seems to attack the rim with a ferociousness that can’t be taught. His athleticism, length and motor make him effective on both ends of the floor.
Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.)
Forward / 6-10 / 200
College: Undecided
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
College: Undecided
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.
Montverde (Fla.) Academy
Forward / 6-7 / 180
College: Undecided
Barnes can run the point, dominate post players or thread-the-needle with crisp passes, all while guarding all five positions.
11. Cameron Thomas
Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
Shooting Guard / 6-3/ 180
College: Undecided
Thomas is a super athlete who can fill it up from all different areas on the court, get into the lane and finish efficiently and lock up defensively.
12. Makur Maker
Orange (Calif.) Lutheran
Center / 6-11 / 230
College: Undecided
Maker is a super athlete with a relentless motor who plays all over the floor on both ends. He won’t be outworked and that’s his gift.
IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Shooting Guard / 6-4 / 170
College: Undecided
Springer is a shifty guard who maneuvers his way into the lane at-will, can knock down the perimeter jump shot efficiently and is an elite finisher.
Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)
Shooting Guard / 6-5 / 180
College: Kentucky
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
College: Undecided
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.
Mayfair (Bellflower, Calif.)
Shooting Guard / 6-4 / 190
College: Undecided
Christopher is efficient from NBA range and can step in and knock it down from mid-range. He uses his size masterfully and has a great motor.
Minnehaha Academy (Mendota Heights, Minn.)
Point Guard / 6-3 / 180
College: Undecided
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
College: Duke
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.
Huntington Prep (W.Va.)
Forward / 6-9 / 170
College: Undecided
Brakefield is a multi-talented scorer, who uses his size and length to dominate the opposition on both ends of the floor.
20. Walker Kessler
Woodward Academy (Fairburn, Ga.)
Center / 6-10 / 220
College: North Carolina
Kessler is a skilled big man who can finish with either hand, knockdown the 15-footer and change shots on the defensive end.
21. Daishen Nix
Trinity International School (Las Vegas)
Point Guard / 6-3 / 190
College: UCLA
Nix is a gifted passer who thrives in transition and in the halfcourt set. He scores on all three levels and makes teammates better by placing them in scenarios that they can thrive.
SPIRE Academy (Geneva, Ohio)
Forward / 6-9 / 185
College: Undecided
Jackson is a super athlete with a strong body and the ability to maneuver and finish strong in the paint. He’s also got the ability to keep the defense off balance with his perimeter shooting ability.
DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.)
Center / 6-11 / 225
College: Undecided
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
College: Undecided
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. 


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