The purpose of the player profiles featured on Ballislife.com is to highlight the core subjects of our daily video and written content: your favorite basketball players! We want our audience to know as much information about each player they follow on Ballislife.com, and have an easy way to navigate all of the videos created and original content associated with each player listed. Obviously every player is not yet created or has a complete profile, but our goal is to get active high school players and prominent players (both active and retired) created first, so fans can easily find content published by Ballislife.com over the years. If your favorite player doesn't yet have a profile, check back each week because we're always adding new profiles!
We list the vitals for each player based on the most accurate information available at the time the graduating class moves on to college. What this means is players are affiliated with the recruiting class they signed their letters on intent with, including post-graduates, and by the original college they signed with, whether they played collegiate basketball or not, and regardless of what college they ended up at. Player height is listed by the most accurate information available while coming out of high school (i.e. Shaquille O'Neal 6'10" and Michael Jordan 6' 4"), not what they are listed at in college information guides or NBA registers. Players are also listed by the final high school or post-graduate program attended, not by the school they spent the most time at or originally enrolled at. If you notice any incorrect or missing info, please don’t hesitate to let us know at: [email protected].
Ballislife does not produce or publish national player rankings by class, but its editors do evaluate players on a nationwide basis as part of their editorial coverage for this website and company-produced events. The rankings displayed are those in the public domain used for the three recruiting networks that rank players as part of their coverage (247Sports, Rivals, ESPN) and the Ballislife Composite Ranking is simply the aggregate of the three most popular rankings in the public domain for consensus Top 100 players. Freshmen players are not ranked and are listed as "N/A" as are vintage players who graduated before 1979. Vintage players (those that graduated high school before 2011 when 247Sports rankings were created) are shown using Hoop Scoop and/or All-Star Sports final ranking. Ballislife does have permission to list vintage player rankings by The Hoop Scoop (since 1984) and All-Star Sports (since 1979). To view those complete rankings by class, please visit hoopscooponline.com or write to All-Star Sports: P.O. Box 955, Lenoir, N.C. 28645-0955. ESPN rankings began in 2007 and Rivals in 2003.
We are currently publishing as many current and vintage player profiles as our team can produce, so if you don't see your favorite player, or if the profile doesn't seem complete, keep checking Ballislife.com on a weekly basis. If you think there was an entry done in error or an unauthorized photo used, please let us know at [email protected]. We use photos taken by our editorial and video team, those made available to accredited media members at various high school and grassroots events, or publicly shared on social media. If you see your profile and it doesn't have a photo, or are related to or coach a player who has a profile without a photo, please email a full-sized, high-res photo, along with the player's vital info, to: [email protected].