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.
Brakefield is a multi-talented scorer, who uses his size and length to dominate the opposition on both ends of the floor.
17. Walker Kessler
Woodward Academy (Fairburn, Ga.)
Center / 6-10 / 220
Kessler is a skilled big man who can finish with either hand, knockdown the 15-footer and change shots on the defensive end.
18. 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.
Miller is a lightning quick southpaw who can play either guard position. He gets into the lane at-will and uses his elite athleticism to finish strong.
22. 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.
Abdur-Rahim is the son of Olympic gold medalist and retired NBA star Shareef Abdur-Rahim. Jabri is a tough, versatile wing who gets into the lane at-will and finishes efficiently.
25. Addison Patterson
Bella Vista Prep (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Shooting Guard / 6-6 / 180
Patterson can play either guard position and is masterful at breaking his man down off the dribble and either pulling up or getting into the lane and finishing or dishing. Great size and great feel for the game.
Player rankings will be updated throughout the year as more information becomes available.