Posted On: 04/4/20 12:14 PM

Basketball is built on underdog stories. Nobody ever pulls hard for the one-seed to make a championship run (unless, of course, you are a fan of said team). We all want to see David slay Goliath. The Mr. Basketball award in the 2020-21 season will be no different. Prospects like Patrick Baldwin Jr.PatrickBaldwin Jr.6'8" | SFSussex Hamilton | 2021State#3NationWI and David JoplinDavidJoplin6'6" | SFBrookfield Central | 2021State#186NationWI seem to already be far ahead of their counterparts in the race for the trophy. But, just like everything else in basketball, fans don't want to see the favorites pull away and win in a landslide. 

Here is a list of six underdog prospects who fans could get behind in the Mr. Basketball race: 

1. Jayden JacksonJaydenJackson6'2" | SGWhitefish Bay | 2021StateWI -- Whitefish Bay -- SG

Jackson is one of the better athletes in Wisconsin. There are plenty of prospects who play multiple sports, but he is the only player in Wisconsin to earn a Division One scholarship offer for football and basketball. On the gridiron, he stars at wide receiver. On the court, he is a top shooting guard in Wisconsin. I was really impressed by the Whitefish Bay star during the summer AAU session. At the Hard Work Region Finals,

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