The Fall Evaluation period is over and as most teams are getting ready to head to the numerous Holiday Tournaments across the country, I think its time we take a look at the top young talent across the country starting with the nation’s top sophomores, the Class of 2020!

Although, no one player has broken away from the lead pack to date, a trio of exceptional offensive talents, 6’9 Isaiah Todd (pictured above), 6’5 Jalen Green, and 6’3 Jalen Suggs have separated themselves slightly from the rest of the top ten. Each is uniquely different, but they all have shown the ability to dominate the game. Todd is long, blocks shots and loves to attack the rim. The explosive Green can create highlights, knock down jumpers and is a terror off the dribble for opponents. While Suggs has the tools to run the show, create for others and put up thirty anytime he steps on court. At this point they are almost to close to call!

But, they won’t be able to rest on their laurels, they are going to have to continue to get better to hold off talents like 6’4 R.J. Hampton, 6’6 Gregory Brown, 6’5 Kyree Walker, 6’5 Jalen Johnson, 6’6 Scottie Barnes, 7’0 Hunter Dickinson, and 6’2 Jeremy Roach who round out the top ten. The Class seems to have good depth and plenty of raw size, so we will see lots of changes, not only at the top, but throughout the elite talent over the next two years as we evaluate more and more of the talent in the Sophomore class.

So, with that in mind, here is how we see the nation’s top rising sophomores today, as we take a look at my FutureStars Class of 2020 Top 80 and other talents to watch:

Van Coleman’s FutureStars Class of 2020 Top 80 Players!

Players                                                         Hgt       Pos              Hometown High School State - College

  1. Isaiah Todd                                            6’9        PF              Richmond (John Marshall) VA
  2. Jalen Green                                           6’5        WF              Fresno (San Joachim Memorial) CA
  3. Jalen Suggs                                           6’3        CG              Minneapolis (Minnehaha Academy) MN
  4. R.J. Hampton                                       6’4        SG              Little Elm (H.S.) TX
  5. Gregory Brown                                     6’6        WF              Austin (Vandergrift) TX
  6. Kyree Walker                                        6’5        WF              Hayward (Moreau Catholic) CA
  7. Jalen Johnson                                      6’5        SG              Sun Prairie (H.S.) WI
  8. Scottie Barnes                                      6’6        WF              West Palm Beach (Cardinal Newman) FL
  9. Hunter Dickinson                               7’0        C              Hyattsville (DeMatha) MD
  10. Jeremy Roach                                      6’2        PG              Fairfax (Paul VI) VA
  11. N’Faly Dante                                        6’9        C              Bel Air (Sunrise Christian) KS
  12. Jade Springer                                      6’3        SG              Concord (Cox Mill) NC
  13. B.J. Boston                                          6’5        SG              Norcross (H.S.) GA
  14. Jonathan Juzang                                6’6        WF              North Hollywood (Harvard-Westlake) CA
  15. Jabari Abdur-Rahim                         6’7        WF              Orange (Seton Hall Prep) NJ
  16. Isaiah Jackson                                    6’8        CF              Detroit (Old Redford) MI
  17. Julian Strawther                                6’7        WF              Henderson (Liberty) NV
  18. Evan Mobley                                      6’8        PF              Temecula (Rancho Christian) CA
  19. Cade Cunningham                            6’5        WF              Arlington (Bowie) TX
  20. Josh Christopher                              6’4        CG              Lakewood (Mayfair) CA
  21. Anthony Edwards                            6’5        WF              Atlanta (Holy Spirit) GA
  22. Xavier Foster                                    6’10      C              Oskaloosa (H.S.) IA
  23. Emmanuel Jones                             6’8        PF              The Woodlands (Christian) TX
  24. Noah Farrakhan                               6’1        PG              Newark (St. Benedicts) PA
  25. Jaemyn Brakefield                          6’10      C              Huntington (Prep) WV
  26. Matthew Murrell                             6’3        SG              Memphis (Whitehaven) TN
  27. Posh Alexander                               6’0        PG              Brookville (Our Savior Lutheran) NY
  28. Nico Mannion                                  6’4        CG              Phoenix (Pinnacle) AZ
  29. Ishmael Plet                                     6’7        CF              Lynchburg (Virginia Episcopal) VA
  30. Katrell Ramey                                  6’4        SG              Olathe (East) KS
  31. Jason Harris                                    6’7        CF              Mesa (Desert Ridge) AZ
  32. Walker Kessler                                6’9        C/PF              Atlanta (Landmark Christian) GA
  33. Isaiah Cottrell                                 6’9        C/PF              Las Vegas (Bishop Gorman) NV
  34. Gerald Doakes                                6’2        PG              Jacksonville (Lighthouse) AR
  35. Sharife Cooper                               5’10      PG              Powder Springs (McEachern) GA
  36. Moses Moody                                 6’6        WF              Little Rock (Parkview) AR
  37. Adam Miller                                   6’4        CG              Chicago (Morgan Park) IL
  38. Earl Timberlake                            6’5        WF              Hyattsville (DeMatha) MD
  39. Nate Tabor                                     6’5        WF              Centerreach (Our Savior New American) NY
  40. Elijah Hutchins-Everett              6’9        C              Wayne (Immaculate Conception) NJ
  41. Cameron Thomas                         6’2        PG              Chesapeake (Oscar Smith) VA
  42. Cassius McNeilly                          6’4        SG              Toronto (Thornlea) ON
  43. MarJon Beauchamp                    6’5        SG              Seattle (Garfield) WA
  44. Addison Patterson                       6’6        WF              Milton (Bishop Reding) ON
  45. Davion Bradford                          6’9        C              St. Louis (Christian Brothers) MO
  46. Mike Miles                                    6’6        WF              Lancaster (H.S.) TX
  47. Tramon Mark                               6’3        SG              Dickinson (H.S.) TX
  48. Dwon Odom                                 6’3        CG              Alpharetta (St. Francis) GA
  49. Chris Grubbs                               6’5        SG              Fishers (Southeast Hamilton) IN
  50. Marcus Dockery                         6’0        PG              Washington (Roosevelt) DC
  51. Chanse Robinson                       6’1        PG              Ruston (Lincoln Prep) LA
  52. Dalen Terry                                 6’6        WF              Tempe (Corona Del Sol) AZ
  53. Lynn Grier                                  6’0        PG              Philadelphia (Roman Catholic) PA
  54. Maximillian Amadason           6’9        C/PF              Brookville (Our Savior Lutheran) NY
  55. Corey Walker                             6’6        WF              Jacksonville (Snyder) FL
  56. Elijah Wood                               6’5        SG              Potomac (St. Andrew’s) MD
  57. Jalen Terry                                 5’10      PG              Flint (Beecher) MI
  58. Jyare Davis                                 6’5        WF              Hockessin (Sanford) DE
  59. Chris Moore                               6’6        WF              West Memphis (H.S.) AR
  60. Mark Williams                           6’10      C              Norfolk (Academy) VA
  61. Chibuzo Agbo                            6’6        WF              San Diego (St. Augustine) CA
  62. Noah Collier                               6’7        WF              Norristown (Westtown) PA
  63. Bryce Thompson                       6’2        SG              Tulsa (BT Washington) OK
  64. Davonte Davis                           6’3        SG              Jacksonville (Lighthouse) AR
  65. Justin Lewis                              6’8        PF              Towson (Calvert Hall) MD
  66. Even Brauns                             6’9        C/PF              Iowa City (Regina) IA
  67. Taelon Martin                          6’3        PG              Springfield (Masters School) MA
  68. Noah Taitz                                6’3        SG              Las Vegas (Bishop Gorman) NV
  69. Ethan Morton                          6’4        CG              Butler (Area) PA
  70. D.J. Steward                            6’1        CG              Chicago (Fenwick) IL
  71. Emanuel Okpomo                  6’11      C              Huntington (Prep) WV
  72. Jamal Mashburn Jr               6’2        PG              Miami (Gulliver Prep) FL
  73. Jamari Sibley                          6’9        C              Milwaukee (Rufus King) WI
  74. Shemar Morrow                     6’4        SG              La Mirada (H.S.) CA
  75. Roger McFarlane                   6’4        WF              Memphis (Raleigh Egypt) TN
  76. Dyondre Dominguez             6-8        PF              New Hampton (School) NH
  77. Lance Ware                             6’9        C/PF              Burlington (Life Center) NJ
  78. Jaylen Clark                            6’5        WF              Corona (Centennial) CA
  79. Mabor Majok                           7’1        C              Fishers (Hamilton Southeastern) IN
  80. Terrence Williams                 6’5        WF              Washington (Gonzaga) DC

Best of the Rest – Players to Watch: (Potential Top 100 Talents/Listed By Height)

Players                                                    Hgt       Pos              Hometown High School State - College

Robert Bobroczky                                       7’7        C              Geneva (Spire Academy) OH

Jordan Whitmore                                         7’3        C              Baltimore (Mount Zion) MD

Darrius Miles                                               6’11      C              Dallas (Bishop Lynch) TX

Scott Vollmer                                              6’10      C              New Canaan (St. Luke’s School) CT

Cliff Omoruyi                                              6’10      C              North Arlington (Queen of Peace) NJ

Jonathan Aku                                               6’10      C              Andover (Proctor Academy) MA

Ebenezer Dowuona                                     6’10      C              Newnan (Heritage School) GA

Zachary Loveday                                        6’10      C              Bidwell (Galina Academy) OH

Jeffery Woodard                                         6’10      C              Philadelphia (Roman Catholic) PA

Isan Muhammad                                         6’10      C              New York (TBD) NY

Alasanne Sene                                             6’9        C              Arcadia (San Gabriel) CA

Allen Udenadu                                            6’9        C              Houston (Christian Life) TX

Ben Todd                                                     6’9        C              West Hills (Chaminade) CA

Fallou Niang                                                6’9        C              Chandler (Tri-City Christian) AZ

Will Berg                                                     6’9        C              West Des Moines (Valley) IA

Eduardo Andre                                            6’9        C/PF              Dallas (Woodrow Wilson) TX

Trey Hall                                                      6’9        C/PF              Manchester (East Catholic) CT

James Kamich                                             6’9        C/PF              Troy (Redemption Christian) NY

Kylon Owens                                               6’9        C/PF              Dallas (South Oak Cliff) TX

Elijah Taylor                                                6’9        C/PF              Philadelphia (Imhotep Charter) PA

Richard Springs                                           6’9        C/PF              Springfield (MacDuffie School) MA

Colin Crothers                                             6’8        C/PF              Lisle (Benet Academy) IL

Seryee Lewis                                               6’8        C/PF              Chicago (Kenwood) IL

Raymond Terry                                           6’8        PF              Gary (Ira Bowman Academy) IN

Gervon Dexter                                             6’8        PF              Lake Wales (H.S.) FL

Jake Tavroff                                                6’8        PF              Oceanside (H.S.) NY

Boubacar Coulibaly                                    6’8        PF              Lemon Grove (Audeo) GA

Mikael Brown-Jones                                   6’8        PF              Philadelphia (Roman Catholic) PA

Kareem Reid                                                6’8        PF              Putnam (Science) CT

Jaylon Lee                                                    6’8        PF              Las Vegas (Legacy) NV

Akeem Odusipe                                           6’8        PF              Knoxville (Kings Academy) TN

Donald Ghostone                                        6’7        PF              Grand Prairie (H.S.) TX

Jaquon Scott                                                6’7        PF              Mansfield (Timberview) TX

Darius Hannah                                            6’7        PF              Milwaukee (Academy of Science) WI

Malachi Ndur                                              6’7        CF              St. Thomas (Elgin Central) ON

Judah Brown                                                6’7        WF              Murrieta (Pacifica Christian) CA

John Shanklin                                              6’7        WF              Bellevue (West) NE

Nate Santos                                                  6’6        CF              Geneva (Community) WI

DeMarcus Splunge                                     6’6        CF              Chicago (Orr) IL

Andrew Laczkowski                                   6’6’       CF              Dallas (St. Mark’s) TX

Evan Williams                                             6’6        CF              Plano (East) TX

Che Evans                                                    6’6        WF              Baltimore (Delaney) MD

Jerry Iliya                                                     6’6        WF              Troy (Redemption Christian) NY

Leonard Manual                                          6’6        WF              Ocala (Vanguard) FL

Taj Thweat                                                   6’6        WF              Wildwood (Catholic) NJ

Dudley Blackwell                                        6’6        WF              Miramar (Westminster Academy) FL

Silas Mason                                                 6’6        WF              Greensboro (Ben Smith) PA

Anthony Thomas                                         6’6        WF              Woodstock (Massanutten Academy) VA

Josh Taylor                                                  6’6        WF              Atlanta (Holy Spirit) GA

Matthew Alexander-Montcrief                  6’6        SG              Orangeville (Prep) ON

Gary Grant                                                   6’5        WF              Bronx (St. Raymond’s) NY

Myles Stute                                                  6’5        WF              Washington (Gonzaga) DC

Rodney Mason                                            6’5        WF              Bartlett (H.S.) TN

Terrence Clarke                                           6’5        WF              Worcester (Academy) MA

Jay Wilson                                                   6’5        WF              Denton (Ryan) TX

Tyrelle Hunt                                                6’5        WF              Chicago (Curie) IL

Hayden Brittingham                                   6’4        WF              Fort Worth (Crowley) TX

Brase Dottin                                                 6’5        WF              North Hollywood (Harvard-Westlake) CA

Amani Glosson                                            6’5        WF              Milwaukee (Academy of Science) WI

Brandon Weston                                          6’4        WF              Lake Forest (Academy) IL

Jamal West                                                   6’4        WF              Baltimore (Dunbar) MD

Malik Carson                                               6’4        WF              Hyattsville (DeMatha) MD

Elijah Randall                                              6’4        WF              San Marcos (H.S.) CA

Nate Dominick                                            6’4        WF              Plano (Senior) TX

Micah Peavy                                                6’4        WF              Houston (Delaney) TX

Justin Powell                                               6’4        SG              Louisville (Trinity) KY

Marcus Bagley                                            6’4        SG              Chatsworth (Sierra Canyon) CA

Tristan Marshall                                          6’4        SG              Huntersville (North Mecklenburg

E.J. Evans                                                    6’4        SG              Trenton (Catholic) NJ

L.J. Cryer                                                     6’4        SG              Katy (H.S.) TX

Caleb London                                              6’4        SG              Conway (H.S.) AR

K.J. Pruitt                                                     6’3        SG              Coppell (Universal Academy) TX

Jarren Cook                                                 6’3        SG              Carrollton (Newman Smith) TX

A.J. Hoggard                                               6’3        SG              Radnor (Archbishop Carroll) PA

Chance Mott                                                6’3        SG              Mansfield (Ontario) OH

Tyler Beard                                                  6’3        SG              Chicago (Whitney Young) IL

Xavier Bell                                                   6’3        SG              Andover (Central) KS

Nimari Burnett                                            6’3        SG              Napa (Prolific Prep) CA

Donovan Yap                                              6’3        SG              Las Vegas (Arbor View) NV

Jahari Long                                                  6’3        SG              Houston (Episcopal) TX

Tyree Campbell                                           6’3        SG              Etiwanda (H.S.) CA

Jake Tawhiao                                               6’3        SG              Chula Vista (Mater Dei) CA

Micah Garrett                                              6’3        SG              Portland (West Linn) OR

P.J. Edwards                                                6’3        SG              Springfield (Lanphier) IL

Khalen Robinson                                         6’3        CG              Little Rock Episcopal Collegiate) AR

Jordan Toles                                                6’3        CG              Baltimore (St. Frances) MD

Quran McPherson                                       6’3        CG              Elizabeth (Patrick School) NJ

Ragon Figures                                             6’2        SG              Montclair (Immaculate Conception) NJ

Yusef Holmes                                              6’2        CG              Las Vegas (Arbor View) NV

Jaylin Posey                                                 6’2        CG              Grand Prairie (H.S.) TX

Eric Butler                                                   6’2        CG              Smith’s Station (H.S.) AL

Isaiah LeBlanc                                             6’2        CG              Houston (Kinkaid) TX

Jordan Montgomery                                   6’2        CG              Temecula (Rancho Christian) CA

Hassan Diarra                                              6’2        PG              Putnam (Science) CT

K.D. Johnson                                               6’2        PG              Thomasville (H.S.) GA

Dominick Harris                                          6’2        PG              Murietta (Pacifica Christian) CA

Joe Bamisile                                                6’2        PG              Richmond (St. Christopher) VA

Ahmad Faiz                                                 6’1        CG              Philadelphia (Neumann-Goretti) PA

Teddy Marshall                                           6’1        CG              Martinsburg (H.S.) WV

Robbie Beasley                                            6’1        CG              Dublin (H.S.) CA

Samuel Herenton                                         6’1        CG              Chicago (Providence St. Mel)

Ty Foster                                                      6’1        CG              Denver (Lincoln) CO

Keshawn Williams                                      6’1        CG              Chicago Heights (Bloom Township) IL

Marvin Hughes                                            6’1        PG              Nashville (McGavock) TN

Naseem Khalid                                            6’1        PG              Jacksonville (First Coast) FL

Carson McCorkle                                        6’1        PG              Raleigh (Broughton) NC

Michael Sanders Jr.                                     6’1        PG              Spencer (Owens) IN

Keith Dinwiddie                                          6’0        PG              Los Angeles (Verbum Dei) CA

La’Vell Scott                                               6’0        PG              Ponchatoula (One Forest) LA

Jordan Tillmon                                            6’0        PG              Pine Bluff (Watson Chapel) AR

Trevon Martin                                             6’0        PG              Las Vegas (Silverado) NV

Jalen Cone                                                   5’11      PG              Walkertown (H.S.) NC

Hassan Perkins                                            5’11      PG              Hockessin (Sanford) DE

Joel Watts                                                    5’9        PG              Chicago (St. Rita) IL

Hakeem Boyd                                              5’8        PG              Philadelphia (Neumann-Goretti) PA


That’s our first look at ranking the Class of 2020, we will update the class again after the Summer and Fall Evaluation Periods, so if you think we missed a deserving player…just email me at [email protected] and I will add them to me fall evaluation list!