Way-too-early preseason Super 25 Boys Basketball Rankings

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21. La Lumiere

La Lumiere’s Wendell Green #11 in action against IMG Academy in the Boys Final game at the Geico High School Basketball Nationals in the Queens borough of New York on Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Location: La Porte, Ind.
18-19 Record: 30-1-0
Final Super 25 Rank: 2

Why them: Really the question is why not higher, right? Well, we’re calling this the “Way Too Early Super 25” for a reason. In the case of perennial GEICO contender La Lumiere, the reason for the drop from No. 2 to 21 is sheer uncertainty. The Lakers graduated six of the 13 players on their active roster, including USA TODAY Chosen 25 stars Isaiah Stewart and Keion Brooks, who are headed to Washington and Kentucky, respectively. Three other Division I signees are also gone.

The good news? The cupboard isn’t bare. The Lakers return four-star point guards Desmond Polk and Wendell Green, assuming one doesn’t head to another elite program. And La Lumiere should welcome its annual influx of elite talent before the 2019-20 season tips off, which should completely change the complexion of the program’s next season … and very likely its ranking in the Super 25 as well.

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