Get to know the future of the game. Below are our 2020 SLAM High School All-Americans:
Hailey Van Lith (5-7 Guard from Cashmere, WA)
Van Lith, a shifty and flashy guard with an unstoppable offensive game, starred at Cashmere High School and will soon be taking her talents to Louisville. She was a McDonald’s All-American and the back-to-back Gatorade Player of the Year in Washington. Don’t test her or she’ll literally break your ankles.
Angel Reese (6-3 Wing from Baltimore, MD)
As a senior at St. Frances Academy, Reese was absolutely dominant, averaging 18.6 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. She was named state Player of the Year in 2019 and 2020 by USA Today and will be staying close to home for college, attending the University of Maryland. Expect that dominance to continue.
Paige Bueckers (5-11 Guard from Eden Prairie, MN)
The most electrifying high school player in the world is leveling up. Hopkins superstar Paige Bueckers—the 2020 Gatorade National Player of the Year and the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year—will be crossing up defenders and dropping ridiculous dimes at UConn next season. Tune in.
Cameron Brink (6-4 Forward from Beaverton, OR)
Brink, the goddaughter of Dell and Sonya Curry, is a 6-4 unicorn from Southridge High School and a consensus top-5 player in the Class of 2020. The Stanford commit was a McDonald’s All-American, a two-time state Player of the Year, and a two-time gold medalist. She’s got the game and the mindset to keep rising.
Diamond Johnson (5-5 Guard from Philadelphia, PA)
An unselfish and extremely talented playmaker who easily breaks down defenses, Johnson was the back-to-back Gatorade Player of the Year in Pennsylvania and won MVP at the 2019 SLAM Summer Classic. She’ll be bringing her dynamic and creative game to Rutgers soon.
Sarah Andrews (5-7 Guard from Irving, TX)
MacArthur High School standout and McDonald’s All-American Sarah Andrews has every skill in her bag. She’s a floor general with the handles to embarrass defenders and the vision to find her teammates. She can score at the rim and consistently hit from deep. Baylor is definitely getting a star.
Jalen Green (6-5 Guard from Fresno, CA)
Green, the No. 1 prospect according to ESPN’s rankings, is a crazy athlete with ridiculous skill. He’s a smooth creator on offense and a threat from anywhere on the floor. The Prolific Prep star has decided to bypass college and join the NBA G League’s development program. In a year, he may just be the first overall pick in the Draft.
Evan Mobley (7-0 Center from Temecula, CA)
Top-5 prospect Evan Mobley averaged 18.6 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.7 blocks for Rancho Christian High School this season. The unstoppable big man was the 2020 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year and has won back-to-back state Gatorade Player of the Year awards. He’ll continue to run Cali at USC.
Cade Cunningham (6-7 Guard from Arlington, TX)
Cunningham, the most recent leader at powerhouse Montverde and the 2020 Naismith Player of the Year, recently announced that he’ll still be attending Oklahoma State despite the school’s postseason ban for next season. And that’s a good thing for head coach Mike Boynton, because Cade can pretty much do anything on the floor. Just give him the ball and get out the way.
Brandon Boston Jr (6-7 Guard from Norcross, GA)
Coach Calipari is about to get a big-time star. BJ, who committed to Kentucky about a year ago, averaged right around 20 points per game for Sierra Canyon this past season and was a McDonald’s All-American. The five-star prospect is an absolute bucket and makes everything on the floor look easy.
Josh Christopher (6-4 Guard from Lakewood, CA)
Jaygup’s love for the game shines through when he plays. The Arizona State commit can score in bunches, averaging just under 30 points for Mayfair HS this past season and being named a McDonald’s All-American. His high-flying, trash-talking, non-stop-bucket-getting style has been detailed for years. We’ll keep covering it on his journey to the League.
Sharife Cooper (6-0 Guard from Powder Spring, GA)
The highest-ranked recruit ever to commit to Auburn, Cooper’s skill level is insanely advanced for his age. He was the third junior ever—along with LeBron James and Greg Oden, who both went on to go No. 1 in the NBA Draft—to win USA Today’s Boys Player of the Year and continued to dominate as a senior at McEachern HS. In fact, the entire Cooper family can hoop.