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2020 National Rankings Update: Jalen Green Rises to #1
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (9:17 AM CT, Tue January 23, 2018)
2020 Fresno, California SG Jalen Green has risen to #1.
2020 Fresno, California SG Jalen Green has risen to #1.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Birmingham, AL (Future150) -- We have a new #1 at the top of the national rankings board for the sophomore class. San Joaquin Memorial (CA) 6'6" shooting guard Jalen Green now sits atop the class after a huge summer and fall. The Fresno, California native continues to improve his offensive skills, while growing and improving his incredible athleticism along the way.

Not only is he a kid who has extraordinary upside in the long run for both the college and NBA game, but he's highly productive right now, which we love. He never shys away from elite competition and he's focused on improving his game daily. He already counts scholarship offers from Arizona, Cal, Oregon, USC & Villanova, and that's just the beginning of what he'll receive over the next few years. Watch out for him this upcoming AAU season with The Truth (CA) on the Nike EYBL circuit. 

Checking in at #2 nationally is John Marshall (VA) forward prospect Isaiah Todd. At 6'10", it's been clear for a few years that he has a rare mixture of size and skills for someone so young. He continues to improve his overall game while wearing a large target on his back. A very strong argument can be made for him as the #1 player in America, and he'll be jockeying for that position for the next two years. Schools like Kansas, Maryland, Miami (FL), NC State, UCLA & Virginia have already extended offers, and the rest of the bluebloods should be following soon. 

Dual-sport star Jalen Suggs climbs to #3 in the latest rankings, and it's been earned after the success he found over the past nine months. The 6'4" combo guard shined while playing 17U in the competitive Under Armour Association for Grassroots Sizzle (MN), sparkled at the USA Basketball U16 trials after that, and has been having a fantastic winter season for Minnehaha Academy (MN). It's important to note that he's also an excellent quarterback prospect as well, and he should have a blueblood recruitment going forward. 

It's been a steady rise for Vandegrift (TX) forward Greg Brown III, who rises all the way up to #4 in the country in our latest update. At 6'8" with close to a 6'11" wingspan, he's exactly the type of lengthy athlete NBA teams covet, and his continued improvement on the perimeter suggests that his upside continues to strengthen as he develops. Kansas, Texas & Texas A&M are three schools fighting for his services early on in his recruitment. 

Las Vegas, Nevada continues to pump out elite baskeball talent, and that trend continues with Liberty High School (NV) 6'7" wing Julian Strawther, who lands at #5. A versatile prospect with three-level scoring ability, his recruitment currently consists primarily of Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, UCLA, UNLV, USC and Washington. Look for him this upcoming AAU season with California United (CA) on the EYBL circuit. 

Rounding Out The Top 10


#6 | RJ Hampton,
G, Little Elm (TX): The 6'4" point guard prospect plays with a confidence and skill package well beyond his years. He continues to get better, and #6 might prove to be too low as we head into the spring and summer.

#7 | Scott Barnes, G/F, University School (FL): It's been a huge high school season for the nearly 6'7" wing prospect who owns a 7'1.5" wingspan. Don't be surprised to see him landing in the top five if he continues his current tear once AAU season begins. 

#8 | Kyree Walker, G, Hillcrest Prep (AZ): Already committed to Arizona State, it's been a huge high school season for the 6'5" power wing, who was named MVP of a loaded Tarkanian Classic in December. 

#9 | Jalen Johnson, G, Sun Prairie (WI): Standing 6'7" with skills to play on the perimeter or the block when necessary, his stock has risen as fast as anyone since the beginning of last spring, when he came off an injury to dominate everyone in his path. 

#10 | Hunter Dickinson, Post, DeMatha Catholic (MD): The 7-footer is highly skilled and productive, making him one of the best big men to come out of the DMV in a long time. He's already produced in several settings against older blue-chip bigs. Expect that trend to continue.
 

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Along with RJ Hampton landing at #6, N'Faly Dante (#13), Anthony Edwards (#14), Cade Cunningham (#16), BJ Boston (#20) & Jaemyn Brakefield (#21) all land in our national top 25! Jalen Cone (#36), Moses Moody (#38) & Che Evans (#41) all land in our Top 50, with Austin Harvell (#63), Colby Jones (#76), Symir Torrence (#87), Elijah Taylor (#93), LJ Cryer (#97) & La'Vell Scott (#99) all placing themselves in the Top 100. 

Want to see who made the rest of our rankings board? Find out below.
 

       2020 National Rankings of our Top 150 Prospects

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