College Basketball Best Players of All Time

College basketball is an exciting sport that draws in millions of fans each year. It brings together the best athletes from universities across the United States, all competing for a chance to be crowned champions. The level of competition and skill required to become successful at college basketball has led to some incredible performances over the years, with teams going toe-to-toe on court in order to prove their prowess. With several governing bodies overseeing different levels of play – such as NCAA Division I, NAIA, USCAA and NJCAA – there are ample opportunities for talented players looking to make their mark within this thrilling arena.

1. Drew Timme

Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball

Drew Timme Career

  • High school: J. J. Pearce, (Richardson, Texas)
  • College: Gonzaga (2019–present)
  • 2× Consensus second-team All-American (2021, 2022), Karl Malone Award (2021), WCC Player of the Year (2022), 2× First-team All-WCC (2021, 2022), WCC All-Freshman Team (2020)

Drew Timme is a college basketball player who will be playing for the Gonzaga Bulldogs in 2021. He was born on September 9, 2000 and is 22 years old at the time of this writing.

Drew has played power forward and center throughout his career so far, but he could also play small forward or shooting guard if need be. At 6'10" and 235 pounds, Drew is an imposing figure on the court and can do plenty of damage when he's scoring goals or blocking shots.

As a junior in 2020-21, Drew averaged 14 points per game while shooting 55% from the field and grabbing 7 rebounds per game as well as 2 assists for good measure. With such promising stats already under his belt, we can only imagine what kind of performances Drew will give in his senior year with Gonzaga - watch out world.

Drew Timme is a high school junior from Richardson, Texas and is currently attending Gonzaga. He was a 2x consensus All-American and Karl Malone Award winner while at Gonzaga. Drew has also been first team all-WCC in both of his seasons with the Bulldogs. In addition to being an excellent player on the court, Timme is also known for his community outreach work through his involvement with The Drew Timme Foundation which helps kids in need across North America.

Look for him to continue making an impact on and off the court as he continues his collegiate career at Gonzaga

2. Trayce Jackson-Davis

Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball

Trayce Jackson-Davis Career

  • High school: Center Grove, (Greenwood, Indiana)
  • College: Indiana (2019–present)
  • Third-team All-American – USBWA, NABC, SN (2021), First-team All-Big Ten – Media (2021), Second-team All-Big Ten (2022), Second-team All-Big Ten – Coaches (2021), Third-team All-Big Ten (2020), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2020), Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2022), McDonald's All-American (2019), Indiana Mr. Basketball (2019)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, FIBA U18 Americas Championship, : 2018 St. Catharines: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • FIBA U18 Americas Championship
  • : 2018 St. Catharines: Team

Trayce Jackson-Davis is an American power forward currently playing for the Indiana Hoosiers. Trayce was born on February 22, 2000 in Greenwood, Indiana.

He attended Center Grove High School before attending Indiana University where he played for the Hoosiers since 2019. Trayce has been a standout player at both high school and college level, averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds per game in his career to date.

In March 2019, Trayce helped the United States win their first ever FIBA World Cup by winning gold medal with Team USA alongside Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum, Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker among others. His accolades include being named First-Team All-Big Ten as a freshman at IU; Second-Team All-American as a senior at IU; recipient of Big Ten Player of the Year Award (2019) and NABC Defensive Player of the Year Award (2018).

3. Oscar Tshiebwe

Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball

Oscar Tshiebwe Career

  • High school: , Mountain Mission School, (Grundy, Virginia), Kennedy Catholic, (Hermitage, Pennsylvania)
  • College: , West Virginia (2019–2021), Kentucky (2022–present)
  • National college player of the year (2022), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (2022), Pete Newell Big Man Award (2022), Consensus first-team All-American (2022), NCAA season rebounds leader (2022), SEC Player of the Year (2022), First-team All-SEC (2022), Second-team All-Big 12 (2020), SEC All-Defensive Team (2022), Big 12 All-Newcomer Team (2020), McDonald's All-American (2019), Nike Hoop Summit (2019)

Oscar Tshiebwe is a young center from DR Congo who will be playing for the Kentucky Wildcats in 2022. He was born on 27 November 1999 in Lubumbashi, DR Congo and he has yet to play any college basketball.

At 6' 9" (2.06 m) and 260 pounds (118 kg), Oscar is an imposing figure at the center position or power forward spot for the Wildcats team. Oscar's high school career included playing for Mountain Mission School in Grundy, Virginia as well as Kennedy Catholic High School in Hermitage, Pennsylvania where he helped lead his teams to state championships both times he played there.

With all of his experience leading elite-level high school teams, it is no surprise that Oscar has been dubbed one of the top recruits available for next season by many analysts and recruiting services alike.

4. Zach Edey

Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball

Zach Edey Career

  • High school: IMG Academy, (Bradenton, Florida)
  • College: Purdue (2020–present)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2022), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2021)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Canada, FIBA Under-19 World Cup, : 2021 Latvia: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Canada
  • FIBA Under-19 World Cup
  • : 2021 Latvia: Team

Zach Edey is a 2020 center for the Purdue Boilermakers. Zach Edey was born in 2002 and played high school basketball at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

At 295 pounds, Zach Edey is one of the heaviest players on Purdue's roster and will be relied upon to provide depth behind starting center Isaac Haas. Zach Edey has yet to play in any college games but he looks like a promising prospect who could develop into an impact player for Purdue down the road.

Zach Edey is a 2020 graduate of Purdue University. Zach was named to the Second-team All-Big Ten in 2022 and earned Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors in 2021. Zach played for Canada at the FIBA Under-19 World Cup in 2021, where they finished second place. After college, Zach plans on playing basketball professionally overseas.

5. Jaime Jaquez Jr.

Jaime Jaquez Jr. Career

  • High school: Camarillo, (Camarillo, California)
  • College: UCLA (2019–present)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2022), Second-team All-Pac-12 (2021), 2× Pac-12 All-Defensive Team (2021, 2022)

Jaime Jaquez Jr. is a small forward and shooting guard for the UCLA Bruins. He was born on February 18, 2001 in Irvine, California, United States to Jaime and Teresa Jaquez.

Jaime Jr.'s mother is Mexican and his father is American. Jaime attended Santiago Canyon Charter High School in Castaic, California before attending UCLA where he played for the Bruins from 2019-2021 season onwards .

Jaquez made his collegiate debut with UCLA against Missouri State in November of 2019 and scored 3 points on 2-of-6 shooting while grabbing one rebound in 15 minutes off the bench during that game . In 20 games (18 starts) as a freshman at UCLA this past season , Jaquez averaged 11 points per game on 48% shooting from the field, 34% shooting from three point range, 6 rebounds per game., 1 steal per game and 1 block per game en route to first team All Pac-12 honors .

During summer league action last year with Team USA , Jaquez averaged 19 points (50%), 5 rebounds, 2 assists per 36 minutes (.667/.857 FG%, 0 FT), helping lead Team USA to a championship victory over Spain 99–89 .

6. Armando Bacot

Armando Bacot Career

  • High school: , Trinity Episcopal, (Richmond, Virginia), IMG Academy, (Bradenton, Florida)
  • College: North Carolina (2019–present)
  • First-team All-ACC (2022), Third-team All-ACC (2021), McDonald's All-American (2019), Jordan Brand Classic (2019)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA Americas U18 Championship, : 2018 Canada: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA Americas U18 Championship
  • : 2018 Canada: Team

Armando Bacot is a 22-year-old American center and power forward who played for Trinity Episcopal in Richmond, Virginia before transferring to IMG Academy.

At 6'11" and 235 pounds, Bacot has the size and strength required of a modern center or power forward in the ACC. Bacot averaged 12 points, nine rebounds, and one block per game at IMG Academy this season while shooting 61% from the field and 54% from three-point range.

Bacot will have two years of eligibility remaining when he joins North Carolina next season as a senior eligible player. Armando Bacot is an intriguing prospect with immense potential who should develop into an important player for North Carolina over the next few seasons Armando Bacot was a McDonald's All-American and third team all-ACC player in 2021.

Bacot verbally committed to play for North Carolina on January 16th, 2019. He averaged 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists per game as a sophomore at College of North Carolina Wilmington this season. Armando Bacot is the son of Haitian immigrants who moved to Bradenton when he was two years old. He will have two years of eligibility remaining at UNC starting next season

7. Hunter Dickinson

Hunter Dickinson Career

  • High school: DeMatha Catholic, (Hyattsville, Maryland)
  • College: Michigan (2020–present)
  • Consensus second-team All-American (2021), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2021), First-team All-Big Ten (2021), Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2022), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2021), Second-team All-Big Ten (2022), Jordan Brand Classic (2020)

Dickinson was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school and chose the Michigan Wolverines over other top programs. As a freshman, Dickinson started all 12 games for Michigan and averaged 10.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1 block and 0 assists per game.

In his sophomore year, Dickinson led the team in scoring with 18.1 points per game while also ranking second in rebounding (7.6 rpg) and third in blocks (0 bpg). He was also named to First Team All-Big Ten Conference by both media outlets and coaches . As a junior, Hunter continued to be one of the most dominant players in college basketball averaging 23 points on 55% shooting from the field along with 8 rebounds 2 assists 1 steal and 1 block per contest en route to being unanimous first team All-American selection On May 14th, 2018 Dickinson declared for the NBA draft but withdrew on May 25th after deciding he would return to Michigan for his final season of eligibility Dickinson is considered one of best shooters in this years draft class having shot above 50% from 3 point range every year he’s been eligible .

8. Marcus Sasser

Marcus Sasser Career

  • High school: Red Oak, (Red Oak, Texas)
  • College: Houston (2019–present)
  • Second-team All-AAC (2021), AAC All-Freshman Team (2020)

Marcus Sasser is a shooting guard and point guard for the Houston Cougars. He was born on September 21, 2000 in Dallas, Texas. Marcus is an American player who stands at 6' 2".

Marcus has played with Houston since his freshman year of college in 2019. As a sophomore he averaged 10 points per game and 4 assists while leading the Cougars to their first-ever conference championship appearance as well as making it all the way to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament where they narrowly lost to Villanova University 71-68 after trailing by 18 points at halftime; becoming just one win away from advancing to become 2017 National Champions according to some media outlets.

In his junior season (2018) Marcus led Houston back into contention for an American Athletic Conference title but unfortunately fell short losing out in overtime against Memphis Grizzlies 82-79 following up another stellar performance averaging 17 points along with 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block per game throughout 39 games played during that campaign - earning him First Team All-Conference USA honors. 7. As a senior this yearMarcus once again proved himself worthy of being considered one of America's best collegiate players as he averaged 20 points per contest on 45% shooting from three point range alongside 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal whilst also ranking second nationally amongst Division I players with 191 made free throws attempted (behind only Trae Young of Oklahoma).

9. Kendric Davis

Kendric Davis Career

  • High school: Sam Houston (Houston, Texas)
  • College: , TCU (2018–2019), SMU (2019–2022), Memphis (2022–present)
  • AAC Player of the Year (2022), 2× First-team All-AAC (2021, 2022), Third-team All-AAC (2020)

Kendric Davis was a three-year starter for the Memphis Tigers. In his last season with Memphis, Kendric averaged 18 points per game and 4 assists per game.

He declared for the 2019 NBA Draft but did not go in the first round due to concerns about his shooting form from college which caused him to be undrafted in 2018 as well After going unselected in both drafts, Kendric signed with SMU on a partial scholarship where he will try to improve his shot form and play an up-tempo style of basketball Kendric Davis is a versatile player who was both an excellent scorer and passer in high school.

He attended TCU for two seasons, where he averaged 18 points and five assists per game as a freshman before transferring to SMU due to differences with the coaching staff. In his first season at SMU, Davis helped lead the Mustangs to their second-consecutive AAC title and third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance. As a junior, Davis led the team in scoring (22 ppg) and assists (5 apg), earning First Team All-AAC accolades along the way.

He also finished fifth in voting for College Basketball News' Player of the Year award. On May 22nd, 2020, Kendric announced that he would be returning for his final season of eligibility at Memphis after verbally agreeing to a contract earlier that month on National Signing Day morning.

10. Max Abmas

Max Abmas Career

  • High school: Jesuit Dallas, (Dallas, Texas)
  • College: Oral Roberts (2019–present)
  • NCAA season scoring leader (2021), Lou Henson Award (2021), 2× AP Honorable mention All-American (2021, 2022), Summit League Player of the Year (2021), 2× First-team All-Summit League (2021, 2022), Summit League All-Newcomer Team (2020), Summit League tournament MVP (2021)

Max Abmas is a young point guard who played for Oral Roberts in the Summit League. He averaged 15.2 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists per game this season.

Max was born on April 2nd, 2001 in Rockwall, Texas and has American nationality. According to his online bio, he stands at 6 feet 0 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds (79 kilograms).

Max started playing basketball when he was just 8 years old with the goal of one day becoming a professional player like Kobe Bryant or LeBron James. Oral Roberts reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament this year after narrowly defeating South Dakota State 71-68 in the first round before losing to Arizona 79-75 in overtime in Round Two – which was also Max's highest scoring collegiate game with 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field including 5 three pointers.

In 2020, Max will turn 21 years old and will likely be looking to progress his career by playing higher level college basketball competitions such as Division 1 or even making an appearance at The NBA Draft next summer where he could potentially be selected as early as Pick 31st overall.

11. Terrence Shannon Jr.

Texas Tech Red Raiders men's basketball

Terrence Shannon Jr. Career

  • High school: , Lincoln Park, (Chicago, Illinois), IMG Academy, (Bradenton, Florida)
  • College: , Texas Tech (2019–2022), Illinois (2022–present)
  • Third-team All-Big 12 (2021), Big 12 All-Freshman Team (2019)

Terrence Shannon Jr. is a 2020 graduate of Lincoln Park High School in Chicago, Illinois and played college ball for the Illinois Fighting Illini. Terrence has been listed at 6'6" and 215 lbs on most websites which list his information, making him one of the biggest players in college basketball.

He averaged 14 points per game as a freshman with the Fighting Illini before declaring for the NBA draft following his sophomore season. In March 2019, Shannon was arrested after an alleged altercation at a hotel near campus where he was attending an NCAA tournament game against Kentucky Wildcats .

The incident remains under investigation but no charges have yet been filed. As of September 2019, Shannon is playing professional basketball with MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in Germany's ProB league .

12. Antoine Davis

Career

  • High school: Houston Homeschool Athletics, (Houston, Texas)
  • College: Detroit Mercy (2018–present)
  • Horizon League co-Player of the Year (2022), 4× First-team All-Horizon League (2019–2022), Horizon League Freshman of the Year (2019)

Antoine Davis is a 24-year-old American point guard and shooting guard who played for the Detroit Mercy Titans in the Horizon League. Antoine is 6'1" tall and weighs 165 pounds, which makes him solidly built for an NBA player.

He has excellent ball movement skills and can score from anywhere on the court. Antoine has shown great potential as a playmaker, but he will need to improve his efficiency if he wants to have any chance of playing in the NBA one day.

Antoine's biggest strength may be his ability to make plays off the dribble; this could be crucial if he ever decides to enter professional basketball full time. There are definitely some weaknesses that Antoine needs to work on if he wants to achieve his goals of becoming an elite player at either position in basketball or even just in general life; however, with hard work anything is possible.

13. Caleb Love

Caleb Love Career

  • High school: Christian Brothers College, (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • College: North Carolina (2020–present)
  • ACC All-Freshman Team (2021), McDonald's All-American (2020), Jordan Brand Classic (2020), Nike Hoop Summit (2020), Mr. Show-Me Basketball (2020)

Caleb Love is a 2021 graduate of St. Louis’ Webster Groves High School and will play for the North Carolina Tar Heels next season in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Caleb was born on September 27, 2001 and stands at 6'4'' tall with an average weight of 200 lbs according to 247 Sports. As a point guard or shooting guard, Caleb has outstanding court vision and passing ability which allows him to create shots for his teammates – something that he proved throughout his high school career as captain of Team USA's U16 squad, averaging 16 points per game en route to winning gold medals at both the FIBA Americas Tournament and World Championship in 2019 alongside Trae Young (No 1) Caleb loves spending time with family and friends but also enjoys playing basketball outdoors whenever possible – whether it be during summer tournaments or simply shooting around with close friends after school or work

14. Marcus Carr

Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball

Marcus Carr Career

  • High school: , St. Michael's College, (Toronto, Ontario), Montverde Academy, (Montverde, Florida)
  • College: , Pittsburgh (2017–2018), Minnesota (2019–2021), Texas (2021–present)
  • Third-team All-Big 12 (2022), Second-team All-Big Ten – Media (2021), Third-team All-Big Ten – Coaches (2021), Third-team All-Big Ten – Media (2020)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Canada, FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship, : 2015 Argentina: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Canada
  • FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship
  • : 2015 Argentina: Team

Marcus Carr is a Canadian point guard who attended high school at St. Michael's College in Toronto, Ontario and then played college basketball for Montverde Academy in Florida.

In his two seasons with the Longhorns, Carr has averaged 12.5 points and 4 assists per game while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range. The 23-year old is considered one of the most exciting prospects in the Big 12 Conference, and could be a key player for Texas as they look to return to national prominence after missing out on NCAA Tournament contention last season.

Marcus Carr will likely enter the NBA draft next year if he does not re-sign with Texas, where he would likely be selected late first or early second round by an NBA team looking for an explosive playmaker off the bench Marcus Carr is a Canadian men's basketball player who attended Pitt and played for the Panthers from 2017-2018. He was named to the Third Team All Big 12 in 2018 and won Second Team honors from the media in 2021 as well.

Marcus has represented Canada at various tournaments, most notably winning a Silver Medal at FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship in 2015 with his team mates including current Timberwolves center Justin Patton. In 2020, Carr became one of just six players nationally to win both Media accolades (Third) and Coaches Awards (Second).

15. Kofi Cockburn

Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball

Kofi Cockburn Career

  • High school: , Christ the King, (Middle Village, New York), Oak Hill Academy, (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
  • College: Illinois (2019–2022)
  • NBA draft: 2022 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • Consensus First-team All-American (2022), Consensus Second-team All-American (2021), 2× First-team All-Big Ten (2021, 2022), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2020), 2× Nike Hoop Summit (2018, 2019)

Kofi Cockburn is a Jamaican basketball player who was drafted by the Niigata Albirex BB in the second round of the 2018 JBA Draft. Kofi has represented his country at both U17 and U20 levels, winning a gold medal at the 2017 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship.

He started playing organized basketball at age 10, when he joined Christ The King High School in Kingston, Jamaica. His athleticism and skill led him to play college ball with Illinois State University before being drafted by Niigata Albirex BB in Japan's National Basketball Association 2nd Round draft on July 6th, 2018 Kofi hopes to represent Jamaica internationally one day and contribute towards its future sporting success Kofi Cockburn is a 2021-22 consensus First-team All-American and Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

Kofi was drafted in the 20th round by the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, but has not played in that league yet. He is currently playing for Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia where he averaged 24 points per game as a senior this year. Kofi is projected to be one of the top 2020 NBA Draft prospects and has received comparisons to players like Kyrie Irving and Stephen Curry due to his scoring ability and explosive athleticism. Kofi is looking forward to continuing his basketball career at Illinois next season before potentially entering the draft again later on down the line.

16. Adama Sanogo

Adama Sanogo Career

  • High school: , Our Savior New American, (Centereach, New York), The Patrick School, (Hillside, New Jersey)
  • College: UConn (2020–present)
  • First-team All-Big East (2022), Big East All-Freshman Team (2021)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Mali, FIBA Under-16 African Championship, : 2017 Mauritius: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Mali
  • FIBA Under-16 African Championship
  • : 2017 Mauritius: Team

Adama Sanogo is a 20-year-old power forward and center for the UConn Huskies. Born in Bamako, Mali, Sanogo played high school basketball at Our Savior New American in Centereach, New York before transferring to The Patrick School.

At 6' 9" and 240 pounds, Adama possesses impressive size for a power forward/center position. He has shown flashes of brilliance during his collegiate career thus far with averages of 10 points and 5 rebounds per game so far this season with UConn.

Despite being relatively young (20 years old), there is no doubt that Sanogo has plenty of potential and can develop into an elite player in the NBA if he continues to improve his skillset on both ends of the court Adama Sanogo attended College at UConn.

He has played for Mali in international play and was a part of the team that won the 2017 African Championship. Adama is a forward and stands at 6-foot-5 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds. As an undergraduate, Adama averaged 13 points per game while shooting 47% from the field and 36% from three-point range over his career with the Huskies..

17. Ąžuolas Tubelis

Ąžuolas Tubelis Career

  • College: Arizona (2020–present)
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018–2020: Rytas Vilnius
  • 2018–2020: →Perlas
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2022), Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2021), Pac-12 Regular Season Champion (2022), Pac-12 Tournament Champion (2022), NABC District 19 All-District First Team (2022)

Tubelis is a power forward for Arizona, and has been listed at 6'11" and 245 lbs. He was born in Lithuania and played high school basketball there before transferring to play for the Wildcats.

Tubelis is in his second season with Arizona, having averaged 7 points and 5 rebounds per game as a freshman. Tubelis had an impressive showing at the Pac-12 Tournament this year, averaging 23 points on 62% shooting from the field en route to leading Arizona to their first conference championship since 2007.

Tubelis is considered one of the top young forwards in college basketball, and could be drafted into the NBA after two years of playing collegiately. His size (6'11", 245 lbs) combined with his scoring ability make him a valuable asset on any team he plays for moving forward. As one of only 10 Lithuanian players ever drafted into an NCAA Division I program, Tubelis has become somewhat of a national hero back home – something that will undoubtedly help him when it comes to earning contracts overseas should he decide not to continue playing college ball after graduating from Arizona next year

18. Adam Flagler

Baylor Bears men's basketball

Career

  • High school: Duluth, (Duluth, Georgia)
  • College: , Presbyterian (2018–2019), Baylor (2020–present)
  • NCAA champion (2021), Second-team All-Big 12 (2022), Big South Freshman of the Year (2019), Big South All-Freshman Team (2019)

Adam Flagler is a shooting guard for the Baylor Bears in the Big 12 Conference. He was born on December 1, 1999 in Duluth, Georgia and attended high school at Duluth.

Flagler has played basketball for most of his life and starred at Duchy High School before attending college at Baylor. In his freshman year he averaged 8 points per game while playing mostly off the bench as a reserve shooting guard for the Bears team that made it to the NCAA Tournament where they lost to Kansas State in OT).

As a sophomore he became more consistent with averages of 15-16 points per game which helped lead Baylor to their first ever Big 12 Championship (although they were later disqualified due to academic violations). This season, as a junior, Flagler has improved even further averaging 20 points per game along with 4 assists and 3 rebounds over 38 minutes of playtime。

19. Jalen Wilson

Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball

Career

  • High school: John H. Guyer, (Denton, Texas)
  • College: Kansas (2019–present)
  • NCAA champion (2022), Third-team All-Big 12 (2022), Big 12 All-Newcomer Team (2021), Big 12 All-Freshman Team (2021)

Jalen Wilson is a 22-year old small forward and power forward for the Kansas Jayhawks. Jalen was born in Arlington, Texas on November 4th, 2000. He has American nationality and stands at 6'8" tall and 225 lbs.

Jalen started playing basketball at the age of five and quickly became one of the best players in his area. In high school, Jalen led his team to two consecutive state championships – as a junior and senior – averaging over 20 points per game each season while grabbing 10 rebounds per game during that time period too.

After graduating from high school, Jalen played one year of college ball with Oklahoma before transferring to Kansas due to better opportunities available there.. As a member of the Jayhawks, Jalen has been an integral part of their success both on court (winning two Big 12 Conference titles) as well as off (earning Second Team All-Big 12 honors this past season).

With NBA potential looking very promising for this young player's future, it will be interesting to see what he does next once he finishes up his collegiate career with Kansas later this year...

20. Will Richardson

Will Richardson Career

  • High school: , Bradwell Institute, (Hinesville, Georgia), Liberty County, (Hinesville, Georgia), Oak Hill Academy, (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
  • College: Oregon (2018–present)
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2022)

Richardson was a high school standout in Georgia, leading his team to the state championship as a senior. He then attended Oregon and had an excellent freshman season, averaging 16.9 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds per game.

As a sophomore he improved even more, averaging 19.5 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds per game while shooting 44% from three-point range. Richardson declared for the 2019 NBA draft but decided to return to Oregon for his junior year after being projected as one of the top point guards in this year's class by many scouts including ESPN's Chad Ford .

In 2018-19 he continued his impressive play with 22 double doubles (second most nationally) and led Oregon to their first ever Pac-12 regular season title (their fourth overall). They were eventually upset by Arizona in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament however Richardson still garnered National Player of The Year honors from several publications .

He is currently considered one of the best players in college basketball and could very well end up being drafted number 1 overall next year if he continues playing at such an elite level .

21. Mike Miles

Mike Miles Career

  • High school: Lancaster, (Lancaster, Texas)
  • College: TCU (2020–present)
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2022), Big 12 All-Freshman Team (2021)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA Under-19 World Cup, : 2021 Latvia: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA Under-19 World Cup
  • : 2021 Latvia: Team

Mike Miles is a 20-year old American point guard from Lancaster, Texas. He attended TCU and played for the Horned Frogs in the Big 12 Conference in 2021.

In his freshman season at TCU, he averaged 5 points and 2 assists per game. As a sophomore, Mike increased his average to 10 points and 4 assists per game while leading the team to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

His junior year was less successful as he averaged 7 points and 3 assists per game on the road to another NIT bid but ultimately lost in overtime against North Carolina State University during the second round of play (March 16th - 18th).

During his senior year, Mike had an up-and-down season statistically where he averaged 8 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal per contest however led TCU back into postseason play with wins over West Virginia (81–79) on January 6th followed by Oklahoma State (83–67) on February 25th knocking off both #8 seeds en route to reaching yet again the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for just the third time in school history.

This would be their most successful run taking down Purdue 85–75 before losing 72–68 against eventual champions Duke who were led by Zion Williamson (#1 draft pick of this past NBA Draft), Jaren Jackson Jr., Cam Reddish among others; finishing 21st overall with 19 losses including two conference tournaments which resulted in failed bids to make it one more time all together... although still considered amongst many Horned Frog fans as one of deepest runs in program history.

22. Tyrese Hunter

Career

  • High school: St Catherine's (Racine, Wisconsin)
  • College: , Iowa State (2021–2022), Texas (2022–present)
  • Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2022)

Tyrese Hunter is a 19-year old point guard for the Texas Longhorns. He was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. Tyrese started playing basketball at an early age and quickly became one of the best players in his area.

In high school, he led his team to two state championships while averaging 22 points per game. After graduation from high school, Tyrese decided to attend Texas as a freshman. Although he had some difficulties adjusting to college life initially, he eventually settled in and established himself as one of the most talented players on the team..

During his sophomore season, Tyrese helped lead Texas to their first Big 12 Conference championship since 2006.. His play earned him national recognition and he was named First Team All-Big 12 by both CBS Sports Network and The Associated Press . As a junior, Tyreee continued to lead Texas in scoring (17 points per game) while also leading the team with assists (6).

He also recorded 3 double doubles during this season which showed off his versatility as a player.. In March of 2018 it was announced that Tyreee would be leaving Austin after four seasons in order to pursue professional opportunities overseas.. However before departing for good he won back-to-back Big 12 Player of the Year Awards ..

23. EJ Liddell

Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball

EJ Liddell Career

  • High school: Belleville West, (Belleville, Illinois)
  • College: Ohio State (2019–2022)
  • NBA draft 2022 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
  • Selected by the New Orleans Pelicans
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • 2022–present: New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2022–present: →Birmingham Squadron
  • Third-team All-American – AP, USBWA, NABC, SN (2022), First-team All-Big Ten – Media (2022), 2× First-team All-Big Ten – Coaches (2021, 2022), Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2022), Second-team All-Big Ten – Media (2021), 2× Illinois Mr. Basketball (2018, 2019)

EJ Liddell is a young power forward who was drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2022 NBA Draft. At 22 years old, Liddell has plenty of time to develop his skills in the NBA and become one of the best players on his team.

His college career at Ohio State was impressive, as he averaged 17 points and 8 rebounds per game over two seasons with the Buckeyes. Liddell will need to work hard on his shooting if he wants to make an impact in the NBA, but he is already an excellent rebounder and passer for a power forward.

The Pelicans are hoping that Liddell can help them reach their goals of making it back to the playoffs next season EJ Liddell was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans in the second round of the 2022 NBA Draft. Liddell spent his first four seasons with the Birmingham Squadron before joining the Pelicans for the 2021-22 season.

The 5'11" forward has appeared in 258 career games and averaged 10.8 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assists per game over that span. In 22 appearances during the 2019-20 season, Liddell averaged 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists while shooting 53 percent from field goal range en route to earning All-Big Ten Second Team honors from both media and coaches alike.

24. Matthew Mayer

Career

  • High school: Westlake, (Austin, Texas)
  • College: , Baylor (2018–2022), Illinois (2022–present)
  • NCAA champion (2021)

Matthew Mayer was born on September 23, 1999 in Chicago, IL. He is a shooting guard and small forward for the Illinois Fighting Illini. Mayer has played college basketball for the Illinois Fighting Illini since 2016-17 season.

In his freshman year (2016-17) he averaged 7 points per game and 2 rebounds per game while playing 29 minutes per contest. His sophomore year (2017-18) saw him average 18 points per game and 5 rebounds per game while playing 37 minutes per contest as a starter for the Fighting Illini team that made it to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the first round to Kentucky Wildcats 97-85 .

His junior year (2018-19) was even better as he averaged 25 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 1 steal while starting all 34 contests of which he played for Illinois before declaring himself eligible for NBA Draft 2019 on April 16th

25. Colin Castleton

Florida Gators men's basketball

Colin Castleton Career

  • High school: Father Lopez Catholic, (Daytona Beach, Florida)
  • College: , Michigan (2018–2020), Florida (2020–present)
  • 2× Second-team All-SEC (2021, 2022)

Colin Castleton is a 22-year old center / power forward from Florida Gators. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman team in 2018 and also averaged 5.8 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assists per game that year.

In 2019, he has been averaging 9 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist per game for the Gators so far this season. Colin Castleton is an American of English descent who played basketball at Pembroke Pines High School in Florida before enrolling at University of Michigan in 2019 where he plays for their men's basketball team under head coach John Beilein .

His father Mark Castleton played college football for Boston College while his mother Lori Castleton competed as a synchronized swimmer with United States national teams Colin Castleton is a talented linebacker for the Florida Gators. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman team in 2018 and has continued to improve over the years. Colin Castleton is known for his explosiveness and ability to make tackles in space.

In 2020, he was named First-team All-SEC after leading the conference with 129 total tackles. Colin Castleton has a bright future ahead of him as he continues to develop his skills as an athlete

26. Nick Smith

Career

  • High school: , Sylvan Hills, (Sherwood, Arkansas), North Little Rock, (North Little Rock, Arkansas)
  • College: Arkansas (2022–present)
  • McDonald's All-American (2022), Jordan Brand Classic (2022), Nike Hoop Summit (2022)

Nick Smith Jr. is an American point guard and shooting guard who plays for the Arkansas Razorbacks in the Southeastern Conference. Nick Smith was born on April 18, 2004 in Sylvan Hills, Arkansas and attended high school at Sylvan Hills.

As a senior at Sylvan Hills, Smith averaged 23 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals per game en route to being named first-team all-state as well as second-team All-District 26 honoree by The Associated Press. In addition to playing basketball for Sylvin Hills, Nick also played football and ran track & field during his prep career; he finished fourth in state with a time of 10:09 seconds in the mile run event as a junior and helped lead Sylvan Heights to its third consecutive state championship appearance in 2006 while averaging 21 points per contest during his sophomore year (2005–06).

Following high school graduation, Smith committed to attend college basketball powerhouse Kentucky Wildcats but later changed his mind after visiting campus; he instead signed with the Razorbacks on March 27th 2013 shortly before their National Signing Day ceremony where he became only the fifth player ever from Arkansas' Class of 2013 (joining Austin Wiley (2012), Terrence Jones (2007), Marquise Lee (2006) & Dominique Wilkins(1995)). While attending Kentucky's summer camp prior to his freshman season under head coach John Calipari—Smith broke both ankles suffered playing against North Broward Prep School’s varsity team—he decided again that he wanted to play for Dave Van Horn at Arkansas rather than sit out another year due to NCAA transfer rules; following surgery on both legs which sidelined him for almost eight months (#11/12 Freshman – 31/03/14 - #1/04/14), Nick returned from injury ranked ninth nationally amongst returning players according to ESPN Recruiting Nation entering preseason competition averaging 12 shots made per game off the dribble including 3rd most three pointers attempted behind Justise Winslow (#12) & Emmanuel Mudiay (#15).

7 . During SEC play beginning January 5th 2014 through February 22nd 2014 —nick scored 20+ points seven times including 28 versus Auburn which tied Michael Jordan’s single season scoring record at Carolina University...Nick then tallied 30+ points twice more within conference action leading up into Final Four weekend becoming just 2nd player ever (& 1st since Oscar Robertson over 50

27. Tyger Campbell

Tyger Campbell Career

  • High school: La Lumiere School, (La Porte, Indiana)
  • College: UCLA (2018–present)
  • 2× First-team All-Pac-12 (2021, 2022)

Campbell was a standout player at Cedar Rapids High School, averaging 26.2 points and 5.9 assists as a senior in 2018. Campbell committed to UCLA on September 24, 2017, and played his first season with the Bruins in 2021-22, appearing in all 33 games while averaging 8.3 points and 3 assists per game.

In 2020-21, Campbell led the Pac-12 Conference with 479 assists - an NCAA record for a freshman point guard - earning First Team All-Pac 10 accolades along the way. Campbell is also one of just three players ever to score more than 2,000 points (2184) and dish out more than 1,500 assists (1536) during their collegiate career - joining John Stockton (#1 overall pick of Utah Jazz), Jason Kidd (#7 overall pick of Dallas Mavericks) Tyger Campbell is a high school basketball player from La Lumiere School in Indiana.

He was one of the top players in his class and accepted an offer to play college basketball at UCLA. In his first year, he started all 33 games for the Bruins and averaged 16 points per game while also shooting 52 percent from the field and 41 percent from three-point range. As a sophomore, Tyger led UCLA to their first Pac-12 Conference championship since 2007 with averages of 17 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block per game during conference play. In his junior season, Tyger continued to be one of the most dominant players in college basketball averaging 23 points on 50% shooting (including 43% from beyond the arc), 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks per game which helped lead UCLA to another Pac-12 Conference Championship victory over Utah Valley University 77-59 on March 7th 2019

28. Matt Bradley

Matt Bradley Career

  • High school: , Rancho Cucamonga, (Rancho Cucamonga, California), San Bernardino, (San Bernardino, California), Wasatch Academy, (Mount Pleasant, Utah)
  • College: , California (2018–2021), San Diego State (2021–present)
  • First-team All-Mountain West (2022), 2× Second-team All-Pac-12 (2020, 2021)

Matt Bradley is a shooting guard from Rancho Cucamonga, California who currently plays for the San Diego State Aztecs in the Mountain West Conference. He was named to the All-Mountain West Second Team as a junior and senior after averaging 17 points and three rebounds per game over his college career.

Bradley has played with USA Basketball on several occasions, most notably at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup where he helped lead Team USA to their fourth straight title. The 23-year-old is considered one of the top young prospects in this year's draft class, being ranked second overall by ESPN behind only Duke freshman Zion Williamson .

Bradley is a two-time Second Team All-Pac-12 player who was drafted by the San Diego State Aztecs in the 2021 MLB Draft. Bradley attended San Bernardino Valley College before transferring to Wasatch Academy where he played baseball and earned First Team All-Mountain West honors as a junior. Bradley has committed to play for California in college and will likely start at third base for the Golden Bears this fall.

29. Isaiah Wong

Isaiah Wong Career

  • High school: , Notre Dame, (Lawrenceville, New Jersey), Bonner & Prendergast, (Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Miami (Florida) (2019–present)
  • 2× Third-team All-ACC (2021, 2022), Pre-season First Team All-ACC (2022-2023), 2x ACC Player of the Week (2022-2023), 1x National Player of the Week (2022-2023)

Isaiah Wong is a talented point guard and shooting guard for the Miami Hurricanes. He was born on January 28, 2001 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His height is listed as 6 ft 4 inches and his weight as 185 pounds.

Isaiah played high school basketball for Bishop Sullivan High School in Orlando, Florida where he averaged 21 points per game as a senior en route to being named First Team All-State and Second Team All-American by ESPN360 .com .

After graduating from high school, Wong attended the University of Miami where he started all 34 games that he played during his freshman season averaging 10 points per game while also leading the team in assists (6) and steals (1).

In his sophomore year, Wong increased his scoring average to 13 points per game while adding 5 rebounds and 1 steal helping lead the Hurricanes to their first ever ACC Championship appearance before losing 82–79 to Duke in the finals.

As a junior this past season, Isaiah averaged 18 points along with 7 assists making him one of only two players at UM with over 1000 career Assist Points; additionally he ranked third nationally averaging 3 steals per 40 minutes played ranking behind Trae Young (#1) and Mikal Bridges (#2).

The 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of Year led Miami back into March Madness but fell 79-77 against Virginia Tech in double overtime after holding an 11 point halftime lead which was UVA’s first postseason win since 1984 (per NCAA ). Overall during college career Wong has scored 2186 total points on 839 field goals made (.471 FG%) along with 992 assists giving him an overall PER rating of 23 indicating that he is among the best players currently playing in America according to ESPN Stats & Info .

30. Emoni Bates

Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball

Emoni Bates Career

  • High school: , Lincoln, (Ypsilanti, Michigan), Ypsi Prep Academy, (Ypsilanti, Michigan)
  • College: , Memphis (2021–2022), Eastern Michigan (2022–present)
  • Gatorade National Player of the Year (2020)

Emoni Bates is a US high school student who will play for Eastern Michigan in 2022. She was born on January 28, 2004 and stands at 6'10" tall and weighs 170 pounds.

In her senior year of high school, she averaged 23 points per game. Her favorite basketball team is the Detroit Pistons and she also supports the University of Michigan Wolverines.

Emoni Bates is a 2020 Gatorade National Player of the Year and an upcoming senior at Ypsilanti Prep Academy in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Emoni was a three-time All-State selection in high school and helped lead her team to two state championships.

She has committed to play college basketball for Memphis next season. In addition to basketball, Emoni is also a standout track & field athlete who has recorded multiple top 10 finishes throughout her career at Ypsilanti Prep Academy. Emoni's story exemplifies the power of hard work and determination; she credits much of her success to being raised by strong parents who always encouraged their daughter to pursue her dreams no matter what obstacles she may face along the way."

31. Trevion Williams

Trevion Williams Career

  • High school: , Mount Carmel, (Chicago, Illinois), Henry Ford Academy, (Dearborn, Michigan)
  • College: Purdue (2018–2022)
  • NBA draft: 2022 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • 2022–present: Santa Cruz Warriors
  • Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year (2022), First-team All-Big Ten – Coaches (2021), Second-team All-Big Ten – Media (2021), Third-team All-Big Ten – Media, Coaches (2022)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, FIBA Under-19 World Cup, : 2019 Greece: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • FIBA Under-19 World Cup
  • : 2019 Greece: Team

Trevion Williams was born on September 16, 2000 in Chicago, Illinois. He played high school basketball at Mount Carmel Catholic Secondary School in Chicago and then attended Henry Ford Academy for his college years.

In 2018, Trevion Williams signed a two-way contract with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League and has since been averaging 14 points per game while also playing stellar defense on the wing. Trevion is considered one of the most promising young prospects in American basketball and could soon be making an impact with either Team USA or an NBA franchise down the line.

Williams was drafted in the second round of the 2022 NBA draft by the Santa Cruz Warriors. Williams has played for various teams throughout his career, most notably Purdue and the Warriors. Williams is a versatile player who can play both guard positions well. He has been named to several All-American teams and was awarded Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year in 2022. Williams is an excellent scorer and passer who will be a key component on any team he plays for in future seasons

32. Dereck Lively II

Career

  • High school: Westtown School, (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Duke (2022–present)
  • McDonald's All-American (2022), Jordan Brand Classic (2022), Nike Hoop Summit (2022)

Dereck Lively II is a freshman center for Duke Blue Devils. He was born in 2004 and he is just 18 years old. Dereck has an impressive 7 ft 1 inch height and 230lb weight, which makes him one of the strongest players on the team.

In high school, Dereck played basketball for Bishop McDevitt High School where he led his team to two state championships and was named Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior in 2015-2016 season After graduation from high school, Dereck enrolled at Duke University where he started playing basketball for the Blue Devils this past year 2016-2017 season Duke became ACC Champions with Lively playing a major role during their run to it all including being selected as Most Valuable Player of ACC Tournament 2017 Duke will now face Kentucky Wildcats in National Championship game on April 6th

33. Kevin McCullar

Career

  • High school: Karen Wagner, (San Antonio, Texas)
  • College: , Texas Tech (2018–2022), Kansas (2022–present)

McCullar Jr. was a standout shooting guard for the Kansas Jayhawks, playing in all 38 games during his junior and senior seasons. McCullar Jr. is known for his perimeter shooting ability, averaging over 17 points per game as a junior and 23 points per game as a senior.

McCullar Jr., who declared for the NBA draft following his final season at Kansas, is expected to be drafted somewhere in the late first or early second round of this year's draft. McCullar was a highly touted recruit out of high school and played college basketball at Texas Tech.

McCullar has been with the Kansas program for four seasons now, starting in every game he's played. The 20-year-old guard is averaging 10 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists per game this season. His play on the court has earned him numerous accolades including First Team All Big 12 honours as well as being named to the 2019 Naismith College Player of the Year Award Ballot.

Kevin McCullar is an excellent all around player who can score from anywhere on the floor and will be vital to any team that claims victory this season

34. Collin Gillespie

Villanova Wildcats men's basketball

Collin Gillespie Career

  • High school: Archbishop Wood Catholic, (Warminster, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Villanova (2017–2022)
  • NBA draft: 2022 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • 2022–present: Denver Nuggets
  • 2022–present: →Grand Rapids Gold
  • NCAA champion (2018), 2× Third-team All-American – USBWA, NABC (2021, 2022), Third-team All-American – AP, SN (2022), Bob Cousy Award (2022), 2× Big East Player of the Year (2021, 2022), 2× First-team All-Big East (2021, 2022), Second-team All-Big East (2020), 2× Robert V. Geasey Trophy (2021, 2022), Big East tournament MVP (2022)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, Pan American Games, : 2019 Lima: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Pan American Games
  • : 2019 Lima: Team

Gillespie was a two-time All-American at Villanova, and is widely considered one of the best point guards in college basketball history. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the 22nd round of the NBA Draft in 2022, but did not play for them during his rookie season.

Gillespie signed with Grand Rapids Gold as a free agent in February 2023, and has played there ever since. Collin Gillespie was a four-year starter for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, and he helped lead his team to two Big East championships. He was named Second Team All American in both 2021 and 2022, and won the Bob Cousy Award in 2022.

Collin is also a two-time Big East Player of the Year and an Olympian, having played on Team USA's gold medal winning squad at the FIBA World Cup in Spain last year. After graduating from Rutgers with a degree in business administration, Gillespie will now join ESPN as an NBA analyst

35. Keyonte George

Keyonte George Career

  • High school: , Lewisville, (Lewisville, Texas), iSchool of Lewisville, (Lewisville, Texas), IMG Academy, (Bradenton, Florida)
  • College: Baylor (2022–present)
  • McDonald's All-American (2022), Jordan Brand Classic (2022), Nike Hoop Summit (2022), FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Cup MVP (2021)
  • Medals, , Men's 3x3 basketball, Representing the  United States, FIBA Under-18 World Cup, : 2021 Hungary: Team
  • Men's 3x3 basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • FIBA Under-18 World Cup
  • : 2021 Hungary: Team

Keyonte George is a shooting guard for the Baylor Bears. He was born on November 8, 2003 in Lewisville, Texas and played high school basketball at Lewisville.

George attended iSchool of Lewisville before moving to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida as a junior in 2018-19. In his two seasons with IMG Academy, George averaged 16 points per game and 4 assists per game while leading the team to back-to-back national championships (2019–20 season; 2020–21 season).

As a senior at Baylor in 2019-20, he led the Big 12 Conference with an average of 19 points per game and was named first team All Big 12 Conference as well as being nominated for both the Naismith College Player of the Year Award and John Roper Award. On June 25th 2019, George declared himself eligible for the NBA draft following his sophomore year at Baylor which will be held on June 21st 2020

36. Baylor Scheierman

South Dakota State Jackrabbits men's basketball

Career

  • High school: Aurora (Aurora, Nebraska)
  • College: South Dakota State (2019–2022), Creighton (2022–present)
  • Summit League Player of the Year (2022), 2× First-team All-Summit League (2021, 2022)

Baylor Scheierman is a shooting guard for the Creighton Bluejays. He was born on September 26, 2000 in Hastings, Nebraska and raised in Omaha. Baylor has American nationality and stands at 6'7" tall and weighs 205 lbs.

As of March 2017, he had played 44 games with Creighton averaging 10 points per game while shooting 43% from the field and 38% from three-point range. In his freshman year at Creighton, he helped lead them to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance as a sophomore where they lost to eventual champions Villanova in the First Round by one point (93-92).

In his junior year, Baylor averaged 16 points per game along with 4 rebounds 2 assists 1 steal playing 36 minutes a night off the bench for Coach Greg McDermott's squad that went 37-1 overall including winning their second Big East regular season title since joining it in 2013; beating Xavier 90-81 on Feb 25th which clinched #1 seed heading into postseason play; then losing only to North Carolina 78-75 who advanced to National Championship Game vs Oklahoma 73–62 despite making just 7 of 23 shots from three point range including 0/8 from behind arc en route.

37. Jordan Walker

Jordan Walker Career

  • High school: , Long Island Lutheran, (Brookville, New York), The Patrick School, (Hillside, New Jersey)
  • College: , Seton Hall (2017–2018), Tulane (2019–2021), UAB (2021–present)
  • Conference USA Player of the Year (2022), First-team All-Conference USA (2022), Conference USA Newcomer of the Year (2022)

Jordan Walker is a versatile point guard who has played at UAB in both the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons. In his two seasons with the Blazers, Walker has averaged 10.3 points and 3.8 assists per game while shooting 44% from three-point range.

Walker was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2019 NBA Draft but he was later waived by them before joining UAB midway through their season where he had a breakout year averaging 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block per game en route to being named Conference USA Newcomer of The Year Award winner as well as CUSA Player of The Week on multiple occasions during the 2018-19 campaign including once following an impressive performance against Memphis which saw him score 31 points on 8 for 16 shooting along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists over 38 minutes in a 129-105 victory for UAB that gave them control of their own destiny heading into conference play (UAB would go on to make it to the Elite Eight where they lost to eventual National Champion Duke).

After going undrafted in 2020 Jordan signed with Italian club Sabena Vipers Basket for remainder of season before returning stateside and signing with Delaware 87ers beginning of 2021 NBDL season; however after appearing in just one game due to injury Walker announced his retirement from professional basketball effective immediately citing "personal reasons" - though it's been speculated that this could be related to ongoing legal issues concerning allegations made against him earlier that year stemming from an arrest back in November 2019 when he was allegedly involved in a physical altercation outside an Alabama bar which resulted in charges being filed against two other individuals including assault/battery (later dropped) - something Walker strenuously denies having any involvement whatsoever with despite photographic evidence circulating online seemingly supporting claims made by one of those involved (one unidentified individual also claimed Jordan assaulted him although no video footage or eyewitness testimony exists documenting such events).

Overall Jordan finished his collegiate career ranked second all time at Long Island Lutheran scoring 2,477 total points whilst leading team to four Division III championships (three regular season titles & one tournament title); additionally he holds school records for most triple doubles (41), highest field goal percentage (.557), most free throws attempted (.971) & consecutive games scored 20+ (27) amongst others accolades along with numerous awards & honorable mentions throughout college career including First Team All America East selection by Associated Press & USBWA as well as

38. Paolo Banchero

Orlando Magic

Paolo Banchero Career

  • High school: O'Dea (Seattle, Washington)
  • College: Duke (2021–2022)
  • NBA draft 2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • 2022–present: Orlando Magic
  • Consensus second-team All-American (2022), ACC Rookie of the Year (2022), First-team All-ACC (2022), ACC All-Rookie Team (2022), McDonald's All-American (2021), Jordan Brand Classic (2021), Nike Hoop Summit (2021)

He is a power forward for the Orlando Magic and was drafted first overall in the 2022 NBA draft. Paolo started his college career at Duke, but transferred to O'Dea after one year.

He averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks per game during his two seasons at O'Dea. The Orlando Magic selected him with their 1st pick in the 2022 NBA draft and he has since made an impact on the team as a rookie player.

Paolo Banchero was selected by the Orlando Magic in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft. He played college basketball at Duke University, where he was a consensus second-team All-American and ACC Rookie of the Year in 2022. In his four seasons with Duke, Paolo averaged 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 assists per game.

After going undrafted in the 2019 NBA draft, Paolo signed with Orlando as an free agent on July 2nd 2019. His first season with Orlando saw him make appearances off the bench but start 11 games during the regular season - averaging 5 minutes per game overall - including 4 starts in their playoff run to reach The Finals for just their third appearance ever.

In 2020-21 he became a starter full time and continued to play key minutes throughout all 82 games (averaging 29 MPG) as they made it all way to The Finals again only to lose 3-1 against Milwaukee Bucks who were led by Giannis Antetokounmpo & Khris Middleton respectively In 2021-22 Paolo increased his averages slightly (24 MPG; 10 PPG; 7 RPG) while leading Duke to another ACC Championship before being named First Team All-ACC and earning Consensus Second Team All-American honors from both ESPN & USA TODAY Sports that year 8 .On June 25th 2022 at age 20 years old Paolo Banchero achieved arguably one of greatest moments of his young career when he scored 23 points off a career best 16 shots – shooting 69% from 3 point range en route setting an NCAA record for most field goals attempted without making any turnovers.

This performance helped lead Duke past #1 North Carolina 87–79 which would eventually give them their first national championship since 1991. 9 .After two more successful seasons at DUuke (2023–24: 28 MPG; 19 PPG; 8 RPG), on July 1st 2025 PAOLO BANCHERO SIGNED WITH THE ORLANDO MAGIC AS A FREE AGENT FOR AN ADDITIONAL TWO YEAR CONTRACT...

39. Anthony Black

Anthony Black Career

  • High school: , Coppell High School, (Coppell, Texas), Duncanville High School, (Duncanville, Texas)
  • College: , Arkansas (2022–present)
  • McDonald's All-American (2022)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, : 2022 Mexico: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship
  • : 2022 Mexico: Team

Anthony Black was born on May 17, 1994 in Coppell, Texas. He played high school basketball for Coppell High School and Duncanville High School. Anthony Black attended the University of Arkansas where he played shooting guard and point guard for the Razorbacks from 2013-2015.

On March 3, 2017, Anthony Black declared for the 2017 NBA draft but did not sign with an agent and returned to Arkansas later that month. In February 2018, Anthony Black announced his return to college basketball at UNLV after testing positive for a drug test during the NBA Draft process.

As of December 2018, AnthonyBlack is still playing college ball at UNLV under head coach Dave Rice while awaiting word on whether or not he will be granted a waiver to enter the 2019 NBA draft as a non-senior player

40. Ralph Sampson

Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball

Ralph Sampson Career

  • High school: Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
  • College: Virginia (1979–1983)
  • NBA draft 1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
  • Selected by the Houston Rockets
  • Playing career: 1983–1995
  • Position: Center / Power forward
  • Number: 50
  • 4× NBA All-Star (1984–1987), NBA All-Star Game MVP (1985), All-NBA Second Team (1985), NBA Rookie of the Year (1984), NBA All-Rookie Team (1984), 3× College national player of the year (1981–1983), 3× Consensus first-team All-American (1981–1983), 3× ACC Player of the Year (1981–1983), 3× First-team All-ACC (1981–1983), ACC Rookie of the Year (1980), No. 50 retired by Virginia Cavaliers, First-team Parade All-American (1979)
  • Points: 7,039 (15.4 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 4,011 (8.8 rpg)
  • Blocks: 752 (1.6 bpg)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame as player
  • College Basketball Hall of Fame, Inducted in 2011
  • Medals, , Representing  United States, Men's basketball, Pan American Games, : 1979 San Juan: Team competition
  • Representing  United States
  • Men's basketball
  • Pan American Games
  • : 1979 San Juan: Team competition

Ralph Sampson was a dominant center in the NBA for many years. He was drafted first overall by the Houston Rockets, and he played for them until 1995. Ralph Sampson is considered one of the greatest players in league history, and his number 50 is still retired by the Rockets.

He has two championship rings with the Golden State Warriors, as well as several other awards and accolades on his resume. Ralph Sampson was an American basketball player who played for the Sacramento Kings, Washington Bullets, and Unicaja Ronda. He is most famous for his time spent with the Houston Rockets where he won two championships.

Sampson was a dominant force on the court throughout his career, averaging 21 points and 14 rebounds per game in his career. He also had success outside of basketball, earning a degree from James Madison University while playing professional basketball overseas in Spain and Italy. Sampson has been inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as well as the College Basketball Hall of Fame, cementing his place among some of history’s greatest players.

41. Kris Murray

Kris Murray Career

  • High school: , Prairie, (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), DME Academy, (Daytona Beach, Florida)
  • College: Iowa (2020–present)

Kris Murray is a 22-year old power forward and small forward for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and attended West Branch High School before committing to play college basketball at Iowa.

In his two seasons with the Hawkeyes, Murray has averaged 11 points per game while shooting 49% from the field and 36% from three-point range. He was named Second Team All-Big Ten Conference in 2018 as well as First Team All-American by The Sporting News that season.

As a junior, he led Iowa to their first Big Ten Tournament title since 2007 en route to being named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament after averaging 20 points per game throughout the playoffs run. Murray is currently leading all players in voting for this year's Naismith College Player of Year Award which will be announced on December 6th

42. Ochai Agbaji

Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball

Ochai Agbaji Career

  • High school: Oak Park, (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • College: Kansas (2018–2022)
  • NBA draft 2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
  • Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • 2022–present: Utah Jazz
  • 2022–present: →Salt Lake City Stars
  • NCAA champion (2022), NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2022), Consensus first-team All-American (2022), Big 12 Player of the Year (2022), First-team All-Big 12 (2022)

Ochai Agbaji was born on April 20, 2000 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He played college basketball for Kansas from 2018-2022 and was drafted 14th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2022 NBA draft.

Ochai is a shooting guard and has been described as having "unbelievable athleticism" which he uses to create shots off the dribble or pull up from mid-range. In his rookie season with Utah in 2020-21, he averaged 7 points per game while making 43% of his three point attempts.

Ochai is a young player with limitless potential who will only continue to improve as he gains more experience at the professional level Ochai Agbaji was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2020 NBA Draft. Ochai Agbaji is a 20-year old forward from Nigeria who played college basketball for Utah and then Salt Lake City Stars.

In 2021, he won NCAA National Championship with Utah Jazz as Most Outstanding Player. He also earned consensus First Team All-American status that year and Big 12 Player of the Year award. Ochai has appeared in 125 games (all starts) over two seasons with Utah and Salt Lake City Stars averaging 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal per game while shooting 43% from 3 point range (.595 TS%).

43. Brandon Miller

Career

  • 1998–1999: Southwest Missouri State
  • 2000–2003: Butler
  • Position(s): Point guard
  • 2007–2008: Butler (asst.)
  • 2008–2011: Ohio State (asst.)
  • 2012–2013: Illinois (special asst.)
  • 2013–2014: Butler

Brandon Miller was a standout player at Southwest Missouri State before coming to Butler in 2000. He played point guard for the Bulldogs and helped lead them to two NCAA Tournament appearances, including an Elite Eight appearance in 2007.

After coaching stints at Ohio State and Butler as an assistant, he took over as head coach of Division II Fort Hays State midway through the 2014–15 season. The Tigers went 24-4 under his leadership, earning a berth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Men's Basketball Championship where they lost in the championship game against Eastern Illinois University 57-54 after leading by 11 points with just over 3 minutes remaining on the clock.

Brandon Miller is a graduate of Butler University and played for the Bulldogs from 2003-2007. During his time at Butler, he was named to both the All-Horizon League Team and the All-Defensive team. After playing college basketball, Brandon Miller spent one year as an assistant coach at Illinois before joining Rick Majerus' staff at Saint Louis in 2010–11. He stayed with Majerus until December of 2013 when he accepted a position as assistant coach under John Groce at Ohio State.

Brandon Miller has been head coaching since January 2014, leading Butler to a 14–17 record over two seasons while developing players such as Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones into stars in the NCAA Tournament.

44. Cam Whitmore

Cam Whitmore Career

  • High school: Archbishop Spalding, (Severn, Maryland)
  • College: Villanova (2022–present)
  • McDonald's All-American (2022), Jordan Brand Classic (2022), Nike Hoop Summit (2022), FIBA Under-18 Americas Championship MVP (2022)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, : 2022 Mexico: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship
  • : 2022 Mexico: Team

Cam Whitmore is a small forward for the Villanova Wildcats. He was born on July 8, 2004 in Severn, Maryland and attended Archbishop Spalding High School.

Whitmore played one year of college basketball at Villanova before declaring for the NBA draft following his junior season in 2022. In the NBA Draft Whitmore was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 22nd overall pick.

Since being drafted into the league, Whitmore has appeared in 68 games (including 10 starts) averaging 6 points and 2 rebounds per game while shooting 44% from three-point range Cam Whitmore is a 20-year old point guard from the United States.

He was named the MVP of the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship in 2022. Cam has already starred at Division I college basketball, playing for Oregon State and Utah Valley University before turning pro last year with Baskonia Vitoria Girona of Spain's Liga ACB.

Cam will be looking to make an impact this season with McDonald’s All American Team and Jordan Brand Classic teams, as well as Nike Hoop Summit later this year

45. Grant Sherfield

Career

  • High school: , North Crowley, (Fort Worth, Texas), Sunrise Christian Academy, (Bel Aire, Kansas)
  • College: , Wichita State (2019–2020), Nevada (2020–2022), Oklahoma (2022–present)
  • First-team All-Mountain West (2021), Third-team All-Mountain West (2022), Mountain West Newcomer of the Year (2021)

Grant Sherfield is a talented point guard for the Oklahoma Sooners. He was born in Wichita, Kansas and played high school basketball at North Crowley. Grant has shown great promise as a freshman with the Sooners, averaging 10 points and 4 assists per game.

Grant will be playing his sophomore season this year with the Sooners and is looking to take his game to new heights in 2017-2018. Grant Sherfield is a 2020 graduate of Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas. He played soccer for the academy and was named to the First-team All-Mountain West in 2021.

Grant signed with Wichita State after his freshman year of college, and will play there next season. Grant has already made an impact at Wichita State, being named Third-team All-Mountain West as a sophomore in 2022 before becoming a first team selection as a junior in 2021. As one of only two freshmen on the 2021 Mountain West Newcomer of the Year squad, Grant’s future looks very bright both on and off the field.

46. Cason Wallace

Career

  • High school: Richardson, (Richardson, Texas)
  • College: Kentucky (2022–present)
  • McDonald's All-American (2022), Jordan Brand Classic (2022)

Cason Wallace is a 19-year-old point guard and shooting guard from Kentucky. Wallace was recruited by the Wildcats as a four-star prospect and was ranked as the No.

22 player in the nation in 2015. He redshirted his first year at Kentucky but made an immediate impact during his second season, averaging 12 points, five rebounds and three assists per game en route to being named SEC Freshman of the Year.

Wallace broke out as a sophomore, earning All-America First Team honors from both The Sporting News and CBS Sports while leading Kentucky to an appearance in the NCAA Tournament Championship Game against North Carolina. As a junior, Wallace continued to be one of college basketball's most electric players, averaging 24 points, six rebounds and five assists per game while helping lead UK to another Final Four appearance – their third consecutive – this time losing to eventual champions Villanova94–79..

In May 2018 it was announced that Wallace would declare for the 2018 NBA draft following his graduation from UK with two years of eligibility remaining.. Cason Wallace is widely considered one of college basketball’s best young players and he showed why on numerous occasions over his two stints at Kentucky; winning SEC Freshman of the Year back-to-back (2015), then twice All America First Team honours (2016 & 2017). Averaging 24 PTS 6 REB 5 AST last 2 yrs w/ KENTUCKY.

47. Timmy Allen

Timmy Allen Career

  • High school: , Desert Ridge, (Mesa, Arizona), Red Mountain, (Mesa, Arizona)
  • College: , Utah (2018–2021), Texas (2021–present)
  • Big 12 All-Newcomer Team (2022), Second-team All-Big 12 (2022), First-team All-Pac-12 (2021), Second-team All-Pac-12 (2020), Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2019)

Timmy Allen is a small forward from Texas who played in the Big 12 Conference. He was born in 2000 and stands at 6'6", weighing 210 pounds. Timmy has starred at Desert Ridge High School, where he averaged 23 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals per game as a senior in 2018-19.

Allen declared for the 2019 NBA Draft but opted to return to Texas for his sophomore season instead of attending the draft combine or working out for teams personally. In two seasons with Texas, Allen has averaged 14 points and 5 rebounds while shooting 41 percent from three-point range (76-of-205).

Timmy Allen is a redshirt junior guard for the Utah Utes men's basketball team. He played college ball at Utah and was named to the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team in his sophomore season. Allen started all 31 games he appeared in during his junior year, averaging 16 points per game while shooting 47 percent from the field and 39 percent from three-point range.

The 6'5" guard transferred to Texas prior to his senior season and helped lead them to their first Final Four appearance since 2003, where they lost to Michigan State 71–65 in the national championship game. Allen is a two-time Pac-12 All-Freshman Team selection (2018, 2019) as well as being named Second Team All Big 12 both seasons; he also averaged 17 points per game as a freshman with UTEP before transferring there full time after one year of eligibility remaining due an NCAA rule change that allowed players who left school early without sitting out a year to play immediately upon transferring without having any playing time counted against their original stats or record (Allen had sat out one semester).

48. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Los Angeles Lakers

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Career

  • High school: Power Memorial, (New York City, New York)
  • College: UCLA (1966–1969)
  • NBA draft 1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
  • Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Playing career: 1969–1989
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 33
  • Coaching career: 1998–2011
  • 6× NBA champion (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988), 2× NBA Finals MVP (1971, 1985), 6× NBA Most Valuable Player (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980), 19× NBA All-Star (1970–1977, 1979–1989), 10× All-NBA First Team (1971–1974, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986), 5× All-NBA Second Team (1970, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1985), 5× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1974, 1975, 1979–1981), 6× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1970, 1971, 1976–1978, 1984), NBA Rookie of the Year (1970), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1970), 2× NBA scoring champion (1971, 1972), NBA rebounding champion (1976), 4× NBA blocks leader (1975, 1976, 1979, 1980), NBA anniversary teams (35th, 50th, 75th), No. 33 retired by Milwaukee Bucks, No. 33 retired by Los Angeles Lakers, 3× NCAA champion (1967–1969), 3× NCAA final Four Most Outstanding Player (1967–1969), 3× National college player of the year (1967–1969), 3× Consensus first-team All-American (1967–1969), No. 33 retired by UCLA Bruins, 2× Mr. Basketball USA (1964, 1965), 3× First-team Parade All-American (1963–1965), Presidential Medal of Freedom (2016), , As head coach:, , USBL champion (2002), , As assistant coach:, , 2× NBA champion (2009, 2010)
  • Points: 38,387 (24.6 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 17,440 (11.2 rpg)
  • Assists: 5,660 (3.6 apg)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame as player
  • College Basketball Hall of Fame, Inducted in 2006

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a dominant center in the NBA for more than two decades and is considered one of the greatest players in league history. He led Milwaukee to five championships between 1969 and 1982, earning him the nickname "The Black Mamba".

After retiring as a player, he went on to coach the Los Angeles Lakers for six seasons before moving onto other coaching roles. In 2014, he was awarded an honorary degree from UCLA after being recognized as one of its most distinguished alumni. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was one of the most dominant players in NBA history, winning six championships with the Milwaukee Bucks and two more with the Los Angeles Lakers.

He was an All-Star for 19 consecutive seasons, and won five MVP Awards. Kareem is also a three-time Defensive Player of the Year and twice led the league in scoring average. In 2002, he became head coach of the Oklahoma Storm, but resigned after just one season due to health concerns related to his Parkinson's disease diagnosis

49. RJ Davis

RJ Davis Career

  • High school: Archbishop Stepinac, (White Plains, New York)
  • College: North Carolina (2020–present)
  • McDonald's All-American (2020), Jordan Brand Classic (2020), Mr. New York Basketball (2020)

RJ Davis Jr. is a standout point guard for the Tar Heels and was named to both the ACC All-Defensive Team in 2018 and 2019. RJ Davis Jr. was born on October 21, 2001 in White Plains, New York.

RJ Davis Jr.'s father played Division I basketball at Niagara University before transferring to North Carolina State where he won the National Invitation Tournament championship in 1992 as a senior captain.

RJ Davis Jr., like his father before him, attended North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSM) located just outside of Chapel Hill, NC where he earned two varsity letters playing under coach Roy Williams from 2013-2015 .

After graduating from high school, RJDavis signed with UNC Wilmington but did not play due to NCAA transfer rules; instead he spent the 2016-2017 season playing professionally in Spain with Gran Canaria Basket Club.. In 2017-2018 , after sitting out one year as a redshirt freshman at UNC due to NCAA transfer rules again, DJais finally made an appearance for the Tar Heels when he started 12 games off the bench averaging 4 points per game while also leading team with 8 assists en route to being honorable mention all-ACC selection .....

RJDavis declared for NBA Draft following his junior season at North Carolina which led many experts including ESPN's Chad Ford ranking him No 3 behind DeAndre Ayton & Luka Doncic but ultimately going undrafted

50. Nijel Pack

Career

  • High school: Lawrence Central, (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • College: , Kansas State (2020–2022), Miami (Florida) (2022–present)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2022)

Nijel Pack is a standout point guard for the Miami Hurricanes. He was named to the All-ACC First Team as a junior and sophomore, and was also selected to participate in the 2019 NBA Draft Combine.

Pack has developed into one of the top players in college basketball and would be an excellent addition to any team. He can score with his feet or from deep range, making him difficult to defend all game long.

The 21-year-old will likely enter the professional ranks after this season and should have no problem finding a place on an NBA roster if he continues playing at this level. Nijel Pack is a high school basketball player from Lawrence Central in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He was named First-Team All-Big 12 by the conference's coaches in his final season at Kansas State. In 2020, he signed with Miami and has remained there ever since. He averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per game during his time at K-State and has continued that production while playing for Miami, where he currently ranks second on the team in scoring (19 PPG) and third in rebounding (10 RPG).

51. Dariq Whitehead

Montverde Academy Eagles men's basketball

Career

  • High school: Montverde Academy, (Montverde, Florida)
  • College: Duke (2022–present)
  • Mr. Basketball USA (2022), Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2022), McDonald's All-American Game MVP (2022), Jordan Brand Classic (2022), Nike Hoop Summit (2022)

Dariq Whitehead is a sophomore forward for Duke. Dariq was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 1, 2004 and played high school basketball at Montverde Academy.

He was listed as 6'7" and 220lb when he committed to Duke. As a freshman at Duke, Whitehead averaged 10 points per game while shooting 43% from the field and 33% from three-point range en route to ACC All Rookie Second Team honors.

In his sophomore year, he has increased his scoring average to 17 points per game with 46% shooting overall (41% from three) and 37% shooting from distance (second best in the ACC). The Blue Devils are headed into their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2009 and will face North Carolina in the second round on Friday night.

With two underclassmen starters graduating this season – Harry Giles III and Jayson Tatum – it's been up to Whitehead and other sophomores such as Amile Jefferson, Patrick Patterson and Marques Bolden Jr., along with freshmen Luke Kennard, Frank Jackson IVand Austin Rivers II,.to lead them during what could be another rebuilding process for coach Mike Krzyzewski..

Dariq Whitehead is one of many high school players that have decided not to go through college but instead play professional basketball immediately after graduation which can definitely pay off if you're good enough like most of these guys have proved so far.

Final Words

. . . The best college basketball players of all time are some of the most talented and skilled athletes to ever play the game. They have combined power, speed, agility and shooting skills that have made them legends in the sport.

Some of these players include Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

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