Video: MaxPreps Preseason Top 25 High School Basketball Rankings
Find out who will make a run at No. 1 in 2019-20.
Last week, we released our Top 25 Preseason high school basketball rankings and now
it's time to dig deeper and take a look at the 100 best programs heading into the 2019-20 season.
The talent is deepest in
California, Texas, Pennsylvania and North Carolina as those four states claim nearly a
third of the field.
The Golden State leads the way with nine teams, including Top 5 programs Sierra Canyon and Prolific Prep. The Lone Star State, Keystone State and Tar Heel State each claim seven teams in the nation. The Garden State has the fifth most with six teams represented, while the Prairie State and Buckeye State each have five teams.
Georgia and Virginia are the
only other two states to have at least four teams selected, and the Philadelphia Catholic League and Chicago Public League highlight four top 100 programs alone.
states are represented overall, 32 including Washington, D.C., with 24
of them having multiple teams selected. Twenty-seven of the 100 teams won
state title in 2018-19 and will have a chance to repeat this season.
Incidentally, Florida only has three teams in the Top 100, though two of its selections are the Nos. 1 and 2 ranked squads as Montverde Academy and IMG Academy lead the way in both the Sunshine State and nationally.
MaxPreps 2019-20 preseason Top 100 high school basketball teams
1. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
Eagles begin the season atop the rankings for a second consecutive
season with a loaded roster led by 5-star prospects Cade Cunningham
(Oklahoma State commit), Scottie Barnes
(Florida State commit), Day'ron Sharpe
(North Carolina commit) and Langston Love
. After falling in the
GEICO Nationals semifinals last season, this group looks primed for
another title run behind a very deep and experienced rotation.2. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Although the defending national champions lose four starters, a busy
transfer season has this team ready to defend its title. Key returner
(Tennessee commit) are joined by talented transfers
(Duke Commit), Mark Williams
(Duke commit), Moussa Diabate
(5-star) and Matthew Murrell
(4-star) to form another loaded starting
five for the Sunshine State powerhouse.3. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)
The two-time defending CIF Open Division state champions carry high
expectations into this season after adding a pair of 5-star transfers
— Brandon Boston, Jr.
(Kentucky commit) and Ziaire Williams
. Other players
expected to make contributions for the national title contender include
(5-star), Terren Frank
(TCU commit), LeBron James Jr.
, Zaire Wade
(son of Dwyane Wade), Shy Odom
and 7-foot-3 big man Harold Yu
.4. Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.)
Headlined by the 5-star backcourt combination Jalen Green
and Nimari Burnett,
Prolific Prep has its most talented roster along with the highest
expectations in the program's five-year history. Combined with their
elite backcourt, big men Coleman Hawkins
(Illinois commit) and Frank Anselem
(4-star) form a strong interior for a talented group set to take
on a loaded national schedule.5. Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.)
6. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)
The Irish return their two leading scorers,
(Duke commit) and A.J. Hoggard
(Michigan State commit) — along with Zach Loveday
(Baylor commit) and
(Iowa State commit) who will see increased minutes. Newcomers Isaiah Cottrell
(West Virginia commit) and
(Arkansas commit) add strong options to the frontcourt. This group will compete for a bid to their first GEICO Nationals in five years.
The Stags finished in the Top 10 teams in each of the past two seasons and have all the pieces to do so again. The
defending WCAC regular-season champions are led by 7-2 center Hunter Dickinson
(4-star) and Earl Timberlake Jr.
two Top 40 seniors. Add in key returners Paul Smith
(East Tennessee State commit) and Tyrell Ward
, along with transfer
(4-star), and the Stags have a formidable starting five.7. Patrick School (Hillside, N.J.)
The Celtics look to capture their first TOC crown since 2016-17, the same year they finished No. 7 nationally. Led by the reigning MaxPreps Sophomore of the Year Jonathan Kuminga
as well as Noah Farrakhan
(4-star) and Adama Sanogo
(4-star) this group could finish even higher in 2019-20. The top-ranked team from the Garden State takes on a challenging national scheduled, headlined by games vs. No. 2 IMG Academy and No. 3 Sierra Canyon.8. Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.)
After an injury-filled 2018-19, the Panthers begin the season with high expectations behind an ultra-talented guard-oriented lineup. Led by 5-star Jeremy Roach
(Duke commit), first team MaxPreps Sophomore All-American Trevor Keels
team MaxPreps Freshman All-American Knasir McDaniel
and sharpshooter Josiah Freeman
, this group has a strong chance to capture its third consecutive WCAC regular season title.9. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
According to the official Oak Hill Academy team website, the Warriors
have finished among a national Top 25 ranking service 31 consecutive
seasons. The 2019-20 season should no doubt make it number 32 behind their leading scorer from last season Cam Thomas
(5-star). Alongside Thomas, transfers Darius Maddox
(Virginia Tech commit), Bradley Ezewiro
(LSU commit), Jamari Sibley
(4-star) and K.K. Robinson
(4-star) will play crucial roles.10. La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.)
With the graduation of four starters from last year's squad, the Lakers
need to develop chemistry quickly to contend for an invitation to their
fifth consecutive GEICO Nationals. La Lumiere brings in a plethora of talented transfers headlined by projected
starters Jeremy Sochan
(4-star), Jaden Ivey
(Purdue commit) and Treyton Thompson
(4-star). They'll be joined key returners Wendell Green Jr.
(Eastern Kentucky commit) and Kamari Lands
(4-star). 11. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
The Gaels return three starters from a talented 2018-19 squad that looks to capture a ninth consecutive state championship. The Nevada powerhouse will be led by the strong guard play of returning starters Zaon Collins
(4-star), Will McClendon
(4-star) and Noah Taitz
(Stanford commit). Along with the returning starters, Mwani Wilkinson
(4-star), Braden Lamar
and Jonathan Braggs
are expected to
make an increased impact this season.
12. McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)
This group had an incredible run in 2018-19, winning the City of Palms
Classic, Bass Pro TOC title and their first GHSAA Class AAAAAAA state title en route to an unbeaten season. The Peach State public school will again be led by defending MaxPreps National Player of the Year Sharife Cooper
(Auburn commit), along with a talented crop of incoming transfers headlined by 3-stars Dylan Cardwell
and Randy Brady
.13. Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.)
Winning three of the last seven New Jersey Tournament of Champions titles, the Lions have established a Garden State level of excellence. They look to continue that dominance behind a strong core led elite paint presence Clifford Omoruyi
(4-star), and key guard transfers Niels Lane
(Florida commit) and C.J. Wilcher
(Xavier commit). An extremely deep and talented rotation have high expectations heading into the 2019-20 season.14. Long Island Lutheran (Brookville, N.Y.)
15. Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis)
The Crusaders return three starters from last year's group — led by quickly ascending senior point guard Andre Curbelo
(Illinois commit). Along
with Curbelo, high-motor big man Zed Key
(Ohio State commit) and high-scoring wing Jalen Celestine
(California commit) return to lead a talented starting rotation. Long Island Lutheran will be favorites to defend their New York federation Class AA TOC title.
After three consecutive state championships in MSHSL Class AA, the Red
Hawks move up to Class AAA for the next two seasons in order to increase
postseason competition. Returning all five starters, this unit is a favorite again headlined by top 5 junior Chet Holmgren
and two-sport star Jalen Suggs
(5-star). Accompanying their stars, highly regarded sophomore Prince Aligbe
(4-star) is joined by
and Donovan Smith
16. Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, Utah)
The Tigers finished the season ranked in the Top 25 for the first time
in school history in 2018-19. Although they have qualified for four of the last five GEICO Nationals, they are 0-4 in those trips. Key returners Mady Sissoko
(Michigan State commit), Caleb Lohner
(Utah commit), Mike Saunders
(Cincinnati commit), Richie Saunders
(BYU commit) and Leonardo Colimerio
(Fresno State commit) are
joined by 5-star sophomore Richard Isaacs
.17. Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
The Eagles return three high-major starters and a number of key bench
contributors who will provide the talent and depth necessary to compete against a grueling national slate. Returning starters Chuck Harris
(Butler commit), Terrance Williams
(Georgetown commit) and Myles Stute
(Vanderbilt commit) will be the catalysts,
while returning floor general Devin Dinkins
also returns to the lineup after
starting a handful of games last year.18. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
19. Rancho Christian (Temecula, Calif.)
The Monarchs return all
five starters and each of their top seven scorers. After
a strong finish to 2018-19, the CIF
contenders will look to build on their California best 11 state titles. Devin Askew
, a 5-star Kentucky commit, will again lead the
charge with Wilhelm Breidenbach
(4-star), Harrison Hornery
(USC commit), Aidan Prukop
(Cal Poly commit) and Ryan Evans
(Cal Poly commit) rounding out the starting rotation.
20. Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Although the Trail Blazers were knocked out in the first round of the CIF state playoffs last season, this team looks to build on a strong foundation after victories over Top 25 foes Sierra Canyon and
Wasatch Academy in 2018-19. Five of six leading scorers return
from last season as the top ranked senior prospect
(USC commit) is again joined by Dominick Harris
(Gonzaga commit), Luke Turner
, Bryson Stephens
and Jaden Byers
The Buffaloes return very little production as all five
starters were lost to graduation after a strong season that saw a first
GEICO Nationals bid. Key additions Kendall Brown
(5-star), Zachary Clemence
(4-star), Jayden Stone
(4-star) and Ty Berry
(Northwestern commit) will form the foundation for another loaded rotation. Back-to-back invites to GEICO Nationals would be huge for the program's upward trajectory on the national stage.22. O'Dea (Seattle)
23. Morgan Park (Chicago)
The defending WIAA Class 3A state champions are heavy favorites to
repeat, as they return seven players who started at some point in
2018-19. Led by No. 3 class of 2021 prospect Paolo Banchero
, key returners John Christofilis
(4-star) Jermaine Davis
, Dezjay Perkins
and Paul Johnson
will need to increase their production for this junior oriented team to make some noise on the
national stage a year earlier than expected.
24. Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix)
The Mustangs pursue their third IHSA Class 3A state title in the
last four seasons behind a strong returning core led by Adam Miller
2018-19 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year. Next to Miller, talented floor-general Marcus Watson Jr.
(Wake Forest commit), Isaiah Burrell
and Aneas Davenport
are other key returners, while incoming transfer
looks to make an immediate impact.
This group has all the talent necessary to ascend into the Top 10 if they can find chemistry early in the year. New
additions of first team MaxPreps Sophomore All-American Michael Foster Jr
., Sadraque Nganga
(5-star), Donovan Johnson
(North Carolina commit), Keon Edwards
(4-star) provide an elite core. While top
returnee Dalen Terry
(Arizona commit) will be the catalyst in a backcourt that has some
questions entering the season.
26. St. Frances Academy (Baltimore)
The Panthers are favorites to capture their third consecutive Baltimore Catholic League title behind a strong returning core led by Adrian Baldwin
(VCU commit), Jordan Toles
(LSU football commit) and Jamal West
(South Alabama commit), along with a talented crop of transfers headlined by Julian Reese
This group will compete for the program's fourth consecutive state championship with all five starters returning. Led by their top three scorers from last year, Reece Beekman
(Virginia commit), Tai'reon Joseph
and Carvell Teasett
, the Hornets head to the City of Palms Classic with an opportunity to bolster their national standing.
28. Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia)
The Saints could return to the national spotlight this season as the Philadelphia Catholic League favorites return a strong core headlined by returning starters Hakim Byrd
(3-star), Jordan Hall
(St. Joseph's commit) and Cameron Young
(Bowling Green commit).
29. Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, N.Y.)
After capturing the New York Federation Class AA crown in 2017-18, the Crusaders struggled because of injuries last year and finished 14-16. A bounce-back behind one of the top guard tandems in high school hoops, future college rivals R.J. Davis
(North Carolina commit) and Adrian Griffin Jr.
(Duke commit), is likely.30. Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
The Rams enter the year with expectations of competing for a state title after a strong 2018-19 campaign that resulted in a state quarterfinal loss and a 25-4 finish. This unit is led by Deivon Smith
(Mississippi State commit), Caleb Murphy
(South Florida commit) and Toneari Lane
(Winthrop commit).31. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)
The Hornets enter as heavy favorites to repeat as state champions, returning the majority of their production behind starters 5-star Bryce Thompson (Kansas commit), Trey Phipps (Oklahoma commit) and Jalen Breath. Washington could ascend in the rankings with a strong showing in the Bass Pro TOC.32. Duncanville (Texas)
The defending UIL Class 6A ride a 25-game winning streak into 2019-20, as they look to repeat behind a strong returning core. Although the Panthers lost their leading scorer, key returners Micah Peavy
(Texas Tech commit), Ja'Bryant Hill
, Damon Nicholas
and Derek Luna
headline a talented rotation.
The first year Grand Canyon State program begins the season in a strong position after strong play in the preseason. Led by elite playmaker MarJon Beauchamp
(4-star) and a strong interior of Arthur Kaluma
(4-star) and Alex Tchikou
(4-star), this unit could be a serious contender on the national scene.
37. Morton Ranch (Katy, Texas)
With four of five starters returning, the Mavericks are serious contenders to capture a first state championship. After winning a first District 19-6A area title expectations are high entering 2019-20 with4-stars L.J. Cryer
(Baylor commit) and Eddie Lampkin
(TCU commit) leading the way.
The Dolphins could climb into the Top 25 quickly with two pivotal showdowns against Morgan Park and Duncanville in their first four contests. The Chicago powerhouse again will be led by 5-star guard D.J. Steward
(Duke commit) along with key returners Tyler Beard
and Grant Newell
39. Lawrence Central (Indianapolis)
This squad had a disappointing end to last season, as a regional semifinal loss ended an impressive 22-4 campaign. The Bears enter as favorites to capture the program's first state championship behind 4-star duo D'Andre Davis
(Louisville commit) and Nijel Pack
(Kansas State commit).
Cavaliers look to continue their in-state excellence, carrying a 37-game win streak against intrastate opponents into the new season. A heavy favorites to capture a fourth consecutive state championship, the squad is led by 4-star seniors Myles Tate
(Butler commit) and P.J. Hall
41. Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati)
Fighting Crusaders finished an unbeaten state championship run to
earn a No. 8 ranking in MaxPreps final Top 100 last season. Key
returners Logan Duncomb
(4-star), Maxwell Land
, Alex Williams
and Will McCracken
all need to increase production this season to repeat as state champions.
43. La Crosse Central (La Crosse, Wis.)
The Lions started their season with a pair of impressive wins over state title contenders. Top 50 senior Josh Hall
made things look easy with a 32-point performance in their most recent 85-81 victory over Henderson Collegiate. Another player who made a strong impact was Shakeel Moore
, finishing with 19 points in the key win.
The Red Raiders were upended in the state semifinals last season after a strong regular season run that put this group on the national radar. This year, a strong returning core is led by impact seniors Jordan Davis
(Wisconsin commit), Jonathan Davis
(Wisconsin commit) and Terrance Thompson
.44. Bloom (Chicago Heights, Ill.)
The Blazing Trojans entered the national discussion last season after a 14-0 start that was ended in the Pontiac Holiday Tournament championship game against Curie. A strong returning core is led by Martice Mitchell
(Minnesota commit), Keshawn Williams
, Dante Maddox Jr.
and Donovan Newby
45. Yates (Houston)
The notoriously high-scoring Lone Star State basketball program has reloaded and appears primed for a run at their five state championship after falling in the UIL Class 4A state title game last season. A team that averaged over 96 points per game last season has the talent necessary to make some national noise.
46. Lincoln (Ypsilanti, Mich.)
After one of the most remarkable freshman campaigns high school basketball has seen, Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year Emoni Bates
will be heavily relied upon to guide this squad to a second consecutive state title. Although the Railsplitters lose four starters, Bates' unreal production may be enough to carry this group.
47. Vashon (St. Louis)
The Wolverines are heavy favorites to capture a fourth MSHSAA Class 4A state titles in the past five years behind a strong returning core led by top 50 senior Cam'Ron Fletcher
(Kentucky commit). Along with Fletcher, Phillip Russell
(Missouri State commit) and Kobe Clark
(3-star) are back to form a strong core.
48. Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.)
The Vikings enter as serious contenders to capture their first Philadelphia Catholic League title since 2016-17 and the second in program history. They have all the pieces to challenge for a title in one of the toughest conferences in the nation behind key returners Rahsool Diggins
(4-star) and Daeshon Shepherd
49. Benton Harbor (Mich.)
A strong 2018-19 campaign saw the Tigers finish the season 22-2 after a loss in the second round of state playoffs to the eventual state champions. This group has a chance to capture a second state title in the past three seasons behind returning stars Carlos Johnson
(Butler commit) and Quindarius Davis
Engineers are heavy favorites to capture a fourth consecutive state title behind a strong returning core led by Justin Lewis
(Marquette commit), Rahim Ali
, Brandon Murray
and Ian Wallace
. The Maryland powerhouse has an opportunity to climb into the Top 25 by faring well against their tough national slate.
The defending UIL Class 4A state champions return two starters from last year but added a trio of talented transfers to replace the lost production. Darrius Miles
(3-star), Isaiah LeBlanc
(3-star) and Dallas Hobbs
join key returning sophomores Jordan Walsh
(4-star) and Trae Clayton (3-star).
52. West Oaks Academy (Orlando, Fla.)
This group has lofty expectations heading into 2019-20 with the belief that they can compete with anyone in the nation. Those expectations will be challenged early at the City of Palms Classic where they open with Hamilton Heights Christian. Look for Selton Miguel
(Kansas State commit) and A.J. Neal
(4-star) to lead the charge.
The Tigers return all five starters and each of their top 10 contributors from last season's AIA Class 5A state runner-up team. Impact juniors DaRon Holmes
and Justus Jackson
again lead the charge, joined by key transfer Robby Devries
who joins the starting rotation.
54. Briarcrest Christian (Eads, Tenn.)58. Etiwanda (Calif.) 56. Wildwood Catholic (North Wildwood, N.J.)
Crusaders won a school-record 27 games last year, lost twice and reeled off 22 straight to advance to the NJSIAA Non-Public B
semifinals. Contenders this season for the New Jersey TOC
crown against a loaded field, they're led by key returners Taj Thweatt
(West Virginia commit) and Jahlil White
Pirates had an excellent 2018-19 campaign, finishing 30-2 and advancing
to the MSHSL Class AAAA state semifinals. A talented returning core is led by last year's two leading scorers Dain Dainja
(Baylor commit) and Detavius Fierson
Etiwanda fell short of capturing its first state title, losing by two in the regional finals (state semifinals) to eventual champions Chino Hills. The CIF contenders return a strong core led by Jahmai Mashack
(4-star), Jaylen Clark
(4-star), Camren Pierce
(Cal Poly SLO commit) and Tyree Campbell
.59. St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio)
The Fighting Irish enter as favorites to capture their third state title in the last four seasons after losing in the state finals to unbeaten Archbishop Moeller. This unit has a nice blend of returners and transfers led by Malaki Branham
(4-star), Sencire Harris
, Marcus Johnson
and Ramar Pryor
60. Teays Valley Christian(Scott Depot, W. Va.)
Although the Lions don't feature any seniors in the core rotation, this unit appears be the most talented in school history. This program put itself in the national spotlight last season, upsetting national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy and finishing No. 77 in the final Top 100.
61. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.)
The Saints hope repeat as state champions, returning a strong returning core led by rising seniors Xavier Lipscomb
, Jared Cross
and Andre Screen
. To repeat the Saints likely will have to go through WCAC powerhouse Paul VI in the process.
66. Bishop McDevitt (Wyncote, Pa.)
entering the NCHSAA Class 4A state tournament as the West's top seed, the Vikings were upended in a third-round upset. They return the bulk of the production
from last season centered around star guard Tristan Maxwell
(Georgia Tech commit).
64. Lancaster (Texas)
Tigers fell short of capturing the UIL Class 5A state title last
year, dropping a regional semifinals game to finish 31-3. They
enter as favorites to capture the program's first state
title since 2015-16 behind a loaded backcourt headlined by Mike Miles
(3-star) and Wade Taylor
65. Male (Louisville, Ky.)
top-ranked Bluegrass State team returns its top
nine contributors and add highly regarded freshman
to the starting rotation.
The Royal Lancers fell in the PIAA Class 3A semifinals after taking down five-time defending state champions Neumann-Goretti in the quarterfinals. Led by returning first team all-state selection Jamil Manigo
, Bishop McDevitt will compete for a Philadelphia Catholic League title.
67. Callaway (Jackson, Miss.)
The Chargers enter as favorites to capture the MHSAA Class 5A state title behind their lethal guard tandem of potent scorer Daeshun Ruffin
(4-star) and highly regarded sophomore Keivion Hunt
. They fell just short last season with a quarterfinals loss to eventual state finalist Olive Branch.
Condors climbed into the Top 10 last season, but dropped to No. 33 in
the final Top 100 after falling to eventual state champion Belleville
West in the state semifinals. Although they lose key pieces,
it seems like this program always finds a way to compete at a high
69. Norcross (Ga.)
The Blue Devils didn't quite live up to national-level expectations after being ranked No. 14 in the MaxPreps preseason rankings. A strong finish to the season saw this squad fall to eventual state champion McEachern in the state semifinals. Roster turnover in the offseason leaves questions entering 2019-20.
70. Roman Catholic (Philadelphia)
The Cahillites have the talent needed to capture both a Philadelphia Catholic League and PIAA Class 6A state title and ascend into the top 25 this season. However, after an extremely rough preseason, this squad begins the season ranked lower than many expected led by the No. 2 ranked player in the class of 2022 Jalen Duren
71. Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.)
Catholic fell short of its first New Jersey TOC crown last
season, falling by four in the title game to nationally ranked
Ranney. An impressive returning core is led by Matt Zona
(Notre Dame commit), Raejon Figures
(3-star) and highly regarded sophomore Will Richardson
72. Farmville Central (Farmville, N.C.)
The defending NCHSAA Class 2A state champions return the bulk of their production from an unbeaten team. Terquavion Smith
(North Carolina State commit) leads this group with a chance to again run the table.
73. Wagner (San Antonio)
the Thunderbirds lost their leading scorer, everyone
else returns from a team that finished as UIL Class 5A state runner-up
with a 36-4 record last season.
74. Camden (N.J.)
The former Garden State powerhouse looks to return to national prominence and capture a 12th state title and first since 2000. A strong returning core is led by Lance Ware (Kentucky commit), Jerome Brewer Jr.
and Taquan Woodley
75. Woodward Academy (College Park, Ga.)
group lost to eventual champion Carver in the semis, falling short of the program's first state title. Returning the top four scorers led by 5-star 7-footer
(North Carolina commit), this group begins as favorites to win the first crown.
77. Sanford (Hockessin, Del.)
78. Sheldon (Sacramento, Calif.)
Huskies made back-to-back trips to the CIF Open Division state
championship games, but haven't been able to contend with Sierra Canyon. Marcus Bagley
(Arizona State commit), last year's leading scorer, is expected to guide this team back to another potential state title game appearance.
79. Brush (Lyndhurst, Ohio)
80. Mehlville (St. Louis)
81. Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.)
The defending MSHSL Class AAAA state champions finished No. 47 in the MaxPreps final Top 100 last year after a strong 27-4 season. The Royals are favorites to repeat behind a strong returning core led by Kerwin Walton
82. Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia)
The Panthers graduated the majority of production but still has the personnel to contend for a fourth consecutive state title. The Philadelphia Public School powerhouse has finished the season ranked in the Top 25 for three consecutive seasons.
84. St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)
The Braves feature a balanced and deep lineup with the size to compete against the top teams in the CIF.
85. Millbrook (Raleigh, N.C.)
Wildcats finished 27-2 after falling in
the state semifinals to eventual state champion South Central. This
group has elite length as all five starters stand 6-5 or taller.
86. Gill St. Bernard's (Gladstone, N.J.)90. Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.)
This squad advanced to the NJSIAA Non-Public B semifinals last season, and has an opportunity to go even farther this season behind a talented young roster headlined by seniors Zach Martini
(Princeton commit) and Will Soucie
(North Alabama commit).
This unit fell short its first state title, falling to eventual champions Chino Hills by two 2 in the state semifinals. A young, but talented group is led by highly touted sophomores Kijani Wright
(5-star) and Dylan Andrews
This squad shocked many on the national stage last season, climbing to No. 5 in the nation before falling out of the rankings after a regional semifinal loss ended their season. Don't be shocked if this group rises up again.
This program may have landed their biggest star since John Wall as 5-star big man Isaiah Todd
(Michigan commit) is the centerpiece for a talented team with plenty of potential upward mobility.
92. Guyer (Denton, Texas)
Wildcats have fallen to the eventual state champions in the UIL Class
6A state quarterfinals in each of the past two seasons. Although they
lost De'Vion Harmon and Jalen Wilson to
graduation a strong mix of transfers a returning veterans provide
Guyer with another state title contender.
94. Coronado (Henderson, Nev.)
Cougars hope to challenge Bishop Gorman's eight-year reign as state
champions after ending 2018-19 with a 70-67 loss to the Gaels in the
Class 4A Desert Region semifinals last season. MaxPreps first team
Sophomore All-American Jaden Hardy
leads the way.
95. ISA Andrew's Osborne Academy
talented group is expected to make some noise on the national scene
behind key returning frontcourt duo Charles Bediako (4-star) and Keon
98. Trinity Episcopal (Richmond, Va.)
Titans graduated two seniors from last season and return four
starters and gain one talented transfer in the offseason. Henry Coleman III
(Duke commit) is primed for a monster senior year, while incoming guard A.J. Williams
is expected to play a critical role for this squad.
99. Dominican (Whitefish Bay, Wis.)
will contend for its first state title since winning five straight from
2011-12 to 2015-16. The Knights offensive attack will again be centered
around 3-star wing Alex Antetokounmpo
, younger brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo.
100. Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City)
The Chargers finished 28-1, losing in the state finals to Kingfisher to finish 28-1. Four returning starters headlined by Trey Alexander
(4-star) look to get this squad over the hump this season.