Posted On: 03/24/20 1:28 PM
Here’s a broad overview of our final 2020 rankings, taking a look at some of the trends we’ve seen so far. Stay tuned for the new 2021 rankings which drop tomorrow.
CHANGES IN THE TOP-10
There are several noteworthy changes in the new update, especially at the top. Syracuse-bound Woody NewtonWoodyNewton6'8" | PFMt. Zion Prep | 2020State#116NationMD reclaims his top-10 ranking and is joined by newcomers Ronald PoliteRonaldPolite6'2" | PGOxon Hill | 2020State#256NationMD and Brandon MurrayBrandonMurray6'4" | SGBaltimore Poly | 2020StateMD, both of whom enjoyed a run of spectacular performances to close out their distinguished careers. Other changes include a brand new top-three, highlighted by Hunter DickinsonHunterDickinson7'2" | CDeMatha | 2020State#50NationMD’s return to the top overall spot. Ace Baldwin claims the second spot and Terrance WilliamsTerranceWilliams6'5" | PFGonzaga | 2020State#109NationMD jumps into the third.
FIVE STOCK RISERS
#15 | MAX BROOKS | 6’7″ PF | ST. CHARLES | PREVIOUS RANK: 25
This was truly a breakout year for Brooks, the best player on a very dangerous St. Charles team that lost just one game all season. While it’s clear that he’s still scratching the surface, he still absolutely dominated games at times.
#18 | JASON EDOKPAYI | 6’7″ PF | MOUNT ST. JOE | PREVIOUS RANK: 35
Edokpayi has always shown signs that he could be a very good player, but this year he proved it night in and night out. He’s another high upside player who has plenty of room to grow.
#19 | YURI COVINGTON | 6’2″ CG | NATIONAL CHRISTIAN | PREVIOUS RANK: 41
Covington burst onto the scene as a high usage guy for Coach Trevor Brown at National Christian. The explosive combo guard was one of this season’s biggest stock risers.
#25 | WILL THOMAS | 6’6″ SF | MERVO | PREVIOUS RANK: 39
Thomas is like a Swiss Army Knife, able to do many things. When you consider his physical profile along with his versatility and growing skill set, there aren’t many more desirable wings in this area as far as long-term potential.
#31 | MARTAZ ROBINSON | 6’2″ CG | NEW TOWN | PREVIOUS RANK: 51
Robinson thoroughly impressed throughout his senior campaign, guiding New Town to a 25-1 overall record and a shot at the state title. The Delaware State Commit should be able to make an impact from day one.
DIVISION ONE SLEEPERS
#13 | DWAYNE KOROMA | 6’6″ SF | BISHOP WALSH
A newcomer to the states, it took some time for Koroma to find his footing initially, but as soon as he started getting on track, he suffered a significant injury that sidelined him for an extended period of time. Minnesota appears to be one of the schools currently recruiting him hardest.
#14 | TYRAE WASHINGTON | 6’7″ PF | TAKOMA ACADEMY
Another stud who suffered from an injury-plagued campaign, Washington is going to be a steal for someone at the next level.
#17 | DELONNIE HUNT | 5’10″ PG | ROCK CREEK
Hunt was the engine for a Rock Creek team that liked to push the pace. His ability to run the show while playing with controlled aggression was a huge reason for his team’s success.
#21 | OUMAR KOUREISSI | 6’9″ PF | NATIONAL CHRISTIAN
You probably won’t find many bigs who can match Koureissi’s skill set. Simply put, the 6-foot-9 forward is a bucket-getter.
#22 | MILTON MATTHEWS | 6’2″ SG | ROCK CREEK
Matthews is an elite shooter who should not just be pigeonholed because he does many other things well on the court. One of the most underrated aspects of his game is his ability to compete defensively.