With our new Ballislife player profile’s featuring players across the country, it provides us the opportunity to dig a little bit deeper into original high school hoops content and evaluations all while tying in what brought us into prominence: Our mixtapes.
The first category we’ll look at in highlighting the top prep hoopers in the country are some of the top bucket getters of 2020. These are players you can count on to score at-will and in a variety of ways on a consistent basis. Think you can lock up one of these guys? Good luck.
Also, be sure to stay tuned for more in-depth write-ups of your favorite bucket getters in the country.
6'6" - SG - 2020
Brandon Boston Jr., Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon: Boston is a smooth combo guard with a ton of wiggle to his offensive game. The 6-foot-6 senior has a fluid three-point shooting stroke and uses his elite perimeter footwork to create space from defenders to get a clean look. Boston uses his ball skills to break down defenders in isolation, his long strides to cover ground quickly, and his length to glide to the rim and finish with finesse or power. The Kentucky-bound star helped the Trailblazers reach the CIF Southern Section Open Division championship game.
6'4" - SG - 2020
Josh Christopher, Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair: The five-star wing won four straight league MVP awards for one simple reason: He cooked on a nightly basis. At 6-feet-4, Christopher has the rare combination of strength and explosiveness at the high school level, which allowed him to absorb and finish through contact at the rim and create space on the perimeter for his mid-range jumper. Christopher was a tough cover for any defender both at the high school level and on the NIKE EYBL circuit with Vegas Elite because of his ability to create his own shot off the bounce and hit tough, contested and off-balance jumpers.
6'5" - SG - 2020
Jalen Green, Napa (Calif.) Prolific Prep: One of the most explosive high school athletes we’ve seen in a very long time continues to unearth his all-around skill set. When he’s not creating insane poster dunks in transition, Green can blow-by defenders with his first step burst and get to a mid-range pull-up with elevation or finish at the rack over defenders. What’s taken Green’s game to the next level is the consistency in which he’s knocking down the open three-point shot, which has opened up the rest of the floor for the Prolific Prep senior.
6'7" - SF - 2020
Terrence Clarke, Wolfeboro (NH) Brewster Academy: The Kentucky-bound senior has a deep bag of tricks in his offensive repertoire. Clarke can throw down highlight-reel dunks both the transition and half-court settings, but he can also operate within the confines of an offensive system. At 6-feet-7, the Brewster Academy wing has a smooth perimeter shooting stroke, can score at the mid-post level and uses the bounce to get into the paint and to the cup where he can finish with either hand.