Top 5 Stays the Same
While there was a little shake up in the specific order, Isaiah Todd, Jaden Springer, Day’Ron Sharpe, Jalen Cone and Justin Ajogbar. Each of these players should be considered Top 50 prospects and each already carry multiple offers, each will see their recruitment take on a Top 25 college program feel.
Todd and Springer should be considered Top 10 prospects in the country. Day’Ron Sharpe is a UNC commit, Cone is one of the leading scorers in the country and Ajogbor, like Sharpe, is a Top 50 big nationally.
Three players take noticeable jumps into the Top 15 in this class.
6’5” Ricky Council IV (Northern Durham) jumps from 14 to 6. Scoring wing is incredibly explosive and can score at all 3 levels
6’9” Dean Reiber (Northwest Guilford) jumps from 23 to 11. Mobile big who is explosive and skilled. He runs well and moves his feet.
6’1” Justin Wright (Farmville Central) jumps from 24 to 15. Skilled lead guard, really shoots it and plays mistake free basketball from the PG spot.
New Names in the Rankings
6’7” Luke Davis at Wesleyan Christian #35
6’5″ Myles Hunter at Carmel Christian #36
6’10” Jaylon Gibson at Grace Christian #38
6’3” Zavian McClean at Village Christian #59
New to the Rankings
6’9” Kuluel Mading of High Point Central #24
6’6” Chris Hemphill of Asheville Christian #27
6’3″ Luc Richard Rameau of Ravenscroft #39
6’8” Jadyn Parker of West Brunswick #45
6’7″ Travon Willis-Shaw of Westover #61
6’2” Kobe Jones of Granville Central #78
Interesting Mix of HM Combo Forward in the Top 10
Looking at the rankings you notice a nice run of combo forwards in the 7 to 9 range.
Coming in at #7 is 6’8” Jaden Seymour at Northside Christian. The lengthy forward has ball skills, the ability to get downhill in the half court and can guard multiple positions.
Next at #8 is 6’8” is Cam Stitt of United Faith Christian. Stitt has a great frame, he is a good athlete and the lengthy forward is skilled. He can push the break off the boards and shoot the 3 when his feet are set.
Finishing up the trio is 6’7” Silas Mason of Smith HS. The lefty forward is incredibly explosive and really shows out in transition. He has good feel in the half court already with numerous Power 5 offers.
Incredible Amount of HM Talent
2020 should be a fun year for the state of North Carolina, and college coaches coming into the Hoop State from across the country to recruit. At this point, players all the way down to #16 carry Power 5 offers, and a few more could continue to add offers at that level.
This class is filled with everything you would want, there are bigs, scorers, lead guard, combo forwards, defensive stoppers and everything in between, at the high major level. Sit back and enjoy, 2020 is a class for the ages.
2020 Is Loaded, Even for North Carolina Standards
North Carolina has been universally dubbed the Hoop State, for good reason. The talent that comes out of this state is unmatched. Perennial NBA All-Stars and Power 5 Conference Players of the Year hail from North Carolina, along with every class having 1-3 McDonald’s All Americans and 5-star players. Just last year, the 2017 class had 60 players sign to play Division 1 college basketball. They year prior to that, the 2016 class had 3 players (Dennis Smith Jr, Edrice Adebayo and Harry Giles) finish ranked among the Top 15 prospects in the country.
2020 however is tracking to potentially be better. It could end up with the top end of 2016 and close out with more depth than what the 2017 class provided. Already Isaiah Todd and Jaden Springer are Top 10 guys, and it will be interesting to see how DayRon Sharpe, Justice Ajogbar and Jalen Cone finish out their careers.
All 125 of these players we ranked should get recruited at the Division 1 level. This may seem a bit excessive, an incredibly hot take, however when you look at the talent, it’s a pretty stale take because it is that good. College coaches across the country, take note.